Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sausage Tortellini

This is a great dinner which you can prepare in advance and makes full use of my herb garden! My sister Marcie passed this one on to me quite some time ago. I think it has a little variation since I first tried it.

Sausage Tortellini

  • 1 small package of 3 cheese tortellini

  • 2 medium zuchinis, 1 green, 1 yellow

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 4 browned hot (or mild) Italian sauage cut in 1 inch pieces

  • a handful of freshly chopped oregano leaves

  • a handful of freshly choppedItalian parsley

  • 3 tbsp chopped basil

  • 1 -28 oz can of diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese

  • salt and pepper and a dash of hot chili peppers

In a skillet on medium heat, saute onions, garlic and zuchini and until soft. Add herbs, salt, pepper and hot chilis. Cook a couple of minutes for flavours to blend. Add tomatoes with sauce and 1/4 cup of water. Spread the uncooked tortellini in the bottom of a pyrex dish 8 by 11 by 2 inches, distribute the sausage amongst the pasta. add the tomato sauce, cover with grated cheese and cover tightly with aluminum foil which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes and serve hot with a salad and garlic bread.

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