Rating: 4.72 stars
209 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 160
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Delicious Italian tortellini dish will have you coming back for seconds.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Crumble sausage into the saucepan; add onion and green bell pepper. Cook and stir the sausage mixture until the sausage is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain grease.

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  • Pour marinara sauce and diced tomatoes over the sausage mixture; season with garlic powder and stir. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the diced tomatoes break down into the sauce, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the frozen tortellini at a boil until they float to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 7 minutes; drain.

  • Gently fold the cooked tortellini into the simmering sauce; cook together another 5 minutes. Pour tortellini and sauce into a 13x9-inch baking dish; top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 56.1mg; sodium 1135.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (144)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
Dave was right in describing his recipe. We did come back for seconds. We loved it. My changes were minimal. I used Johnsonville Italian sausage so I didn’t need to drain the grease, and I used two large fresh garlic cloves finely minced, sautéing them in just before I added the tomatoes and sauce. My husband has already requested I make it again. Thanks Dave! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2015
This was decent. Read More
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209 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 160
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
Dave was right in describing his recipe. We did come back for seconds. We loved it. My changes were minimal. I used Johnsonville Italian sausage so I didn’t need to drain the grease, and I used two large fresh garlic cloves finely minced, sautéing them in just before I added the tomatoes and sauce. My husband has already requested I make it again. Thanks Dave! Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
Found this recipe when I was in search of something to do with the Italian sausages I had sitting in my fridge. This was great! I enjoyed having the sausage in the sauce instead of your typical beef sauce. It gave it a nice flavor. I baked half the batch to eat and I froze the remaining half for a future dinner. It was so good! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
I used ground turkey and ground italian sausage, loved it. Also used a regular diced tomatoe. Remember that the frozen tortellini expands, one bag should be enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
My six year old decided he wanted to make dinner "all by himself," and he and I poked around the Allrecipes website until we agreed on this recipe. I subbed in a bag of frozen bell peppers and onions, so he wouldn't have to cut anything, and the bag of tortellini we used was larger than 9 oz...16 oz maybe? Anyway, we used the whole thing. It came out really well, everyone ate a ton, and my six year old thinks he's the chef of the year. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
This was yummy!!!But I had more sauce on mine then it shows in the pic...Next time I wont to try to make it with less sauce to see if I prefer that instead but knowing me I will like it with more sauce...Thanks for the recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2016
Very good recipe! I was looking for a new way to do some tortellini and I thought a bake would be good! I changed this up A LOT actually but same basic concept. I'm from east Texas so I put some of my natural flavoring to it and actually used deer meat that I marinated in Pinot noir and balsamic. Also added black olives right before I put it in the pan to bake. Turned out amazing though! The black olives are a great touch! Good recipe though!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2014
I did not simmer the sauce or pre boil the tortellini and it was fantastic!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2015
For a family of five and Feeding 5 kids (2 who were guest) can be a challenge for picky eaters. I always have left overs!! Wanted to try something different than the traditional spaghetti. Found this recipe hoping the kids would like it. The only change I made was I used Sweet Italian sausage patties (fresh) as it was my first time making it, and I did have Italian garlic bread. Wouldn't you know it! 2nds and 3rds!! No left overs!! It was a hit and something different!! Will make again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2016
I simplified the recipe by using a jar of chunky tomato pasta sauce with garlic and onions already in it. I used Shady Brook Farm's Hot Italian Turkey Sausage which is took out of the casing and broke up as I browned it. Then I added the pasta sauce. I used one pound of frozen cheese tortellini cooked according to the instructions on the package. Those three ingredients were combined and poured into the baking pan. About one and a half cups of shredded mozzarella were used - two just seemed like too much to me. I baked as directed in the original recipe and it came out great! My husband really liked it, too. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2015
This was decent. Read More
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