Dinner In the Kitchen

Quick Skillet Tortellini

Some days you just need a super simple meal, and it doesn’t get much easier than this “one pot” quick skillet tortellini.

Quick Skillet Tortellini from Hip Homeschool Moms

 

To begin, saute a pound of bulk Italian sausage until browned. Drain off any excess grease if you need to.

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Pour in a jar (24 oz.) of your favorite marinara sauce, along with 1 1/2 cup of water. I recommend putting the water in your jar, giving it a quick shake and then pouring it into the skillet. That way you get every last drop of sauce out of the jar.

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Add in a 20 ounce package of fresh tortellini. I’m using cheese tortellini, but you can use any kind you like. Stir this all together and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.

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Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the tortellini is just cooked. Stir it occasionally. While it cooks, shred 5 or 6 ounces of mozzarella cheese.

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When the tortellini is just cooked, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Let it sit for a minute or two, just until the cheese is melted. That’s it!

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This dish is just as easy as whipping up some spaghetti, but the Italian sausage and tortellini give it so much flavor.

Enjoy!

Quick Skillet Tortellini from Hip Homeschool Moms

Quick Skillet Tortellini
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 package (20 oz.) fresh tortellini
  • 5 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. To begin, saute the Italian sausage until browned. Drain off any excess grease if you need to.
  2. Pour in the marinara sauce, along with the water. (I recommend putting the water in your jar, giving it a quick shake and then pouring it into the skillet. That way you get every last drop of sauce out of the jar.)
  3. Add in the fresh tortellini. Stir this all together and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the tortellini is just cooked. Stir it occasionally. While it cooks, shred the mozzarella cheese.
  4. When the tortellini is just cooked, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Let it sit for a minute or two, just until the cheese is melted. That’s it!
  5. Enjoy this simple meal.
 

About the author

Constance

Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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