Recipes

Sausage & Brussel Sprout Tortellini

I had my doubts about this recipe. Not because of what the ingredients were, but because I was using different brands of the ingredients I had planned to use.

We could not find the tortellini that we typically use, so we opted for the frozen version from Target. I could not find the sausage that I wanted, so C.J. picked out a kind he thought we would like. Brussel sprouts are brussel sprouts so that was not an issue.

I did not need to worry, everything turned out great and the meal was delicious and filling.

Oh, and did I mention easy? Super easy. A meal that you can whip together while multitasking.

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Ingredients

  • 9 oz, 1 package tortellini (use your favorite kind, we used frozen this time around)
  • 7 oz package sausage, sliced (we typically use turkey sausage, but this time we used a pork sausage)
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, washed and sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions 

  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Mix together 1 tsp olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper,  and lemon juice.
  4. Place brussel sprouts into a large mixing bowl and drizzle olive oil mixture over the sprouts. Mix well until well coated. Try not to break the brussel sprouts apart.
  5. Spread coated brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and roast fro 20 minutes, turning once.
  6. While the brussel sprouts and pasta are cooking, heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook onion and garlic until fragrant. Add sausage and cook until done. Remove from heat.
  7. When all ingredients are finished cooking, combine. Mix in parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

 

 

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