Tortellini with Sausage in Rose Sauce

Tortellini with Sausage in Rose Sauce from JVeaux
Source: Unknown – from a co-worker

Note: This recipe was received from a co-worker, so the measurements aren’t precise, but it’s hard to screw this one up. Sometimes I do in the crock pot if I’m making for a crowd/party so it’ll stay warm.

Ingredients:
1 package mild or spicy italian sausage (can also use turkey sausage)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 large yellow onion (diced)
1 each small red and green pepper (diced) (can use whatever colors you prefer)
1 jar alfredo sauce
1 jar marinara sauce
1 package of cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen are fine)
parmesean cheese (shredded)

Instructions:
1. Remove sausage from casing if applicable. In a saute pan, add a little bit of olive oil and saute the sausage until lightly browned and cooked through, crumbling it as it cooks.
2. Remove sausage from saute pan and put in either crock pot or large pot. In the same saute pan, add the garlic, onion, and peppers and cook until translucent. Add to the large pot.
3. To the large pot (or crock pot) add in both jars of sauce and warm through.
4. You can add the tortellini immediately, or heat the sauce for a bit if you’re making it ahead for a party. About 15-30 minutes (depending on whether you’re using fresh or frozen) prior to serving time, add tortellini and parm cheese and cook on low-medium until tortellini are tender/cooked through.

*The sauce and tortellini amounts can be increased/doubled depending on how many you’re feeding.

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