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Overhead photo of pan filled with roasted red pepper tortellini alfredo with Italian Sausage
Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini Alfredo with Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

If you're looking for a delicious comfort food dish, look no further. This Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini Alfredo with Sausage is comfort food done right!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alfredo Sauce, Comfort Food, Pasta
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 594 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. bulk sweet (or hot) Italian sausage
  • 1 20-oz. package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 12-oz. jar roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Set aside.

  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to pot. Add the sausage.

  3. Drain the jar of roasted red peppers and add to a food processor. Pulse until the peppers are smooth.

  4. In a large saucepan, bring the cream and butter to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the roasted red peppers, garlic, salt and pepper and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in one cup of the Parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined. Pour the sauce over the pasta and sausage in the pot. Add the basil and mix gently until well combined. Serve immediately with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini Alfredo with Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 903mg39%
Potassium 208mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1419IU28%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.