Monday, April 26, 2010

Tortellini and Sausage Casserole

Apparently in March 2004 I purchased and promptly forgot about one of those mini recipe books that are sold in the check-out line at the market. Tonight I put my twist on a Betty Crocker recipe entitled "Creamy Tortellini Casserole".

Tortellini and Sausage Casserole
Serves 4

2 Tbsp Butter
1/2 c. Onions, chopped
8 oz Mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 c. Milk
3 links of pork sausage, browned
4 oz Gouda Cheese, shredded
1 c Frozen Peas and Carrots
9 oz Package of Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini
1/2 c Ritz Crackers, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a small casserole dish (1.5 quart).
  2. Melt butter in a large sauce pan and cook onions and mushrooms until soft.
  3. Stir in flour and salt then gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Once bubbly, remove from heat and add in sausage, peas/carrots, cheese, and tortellini.
  5. Pour into casserole dish and top with the crushed crackers.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until bubbly.
I used some mild Italian sausage for this batch that I had leftover from Make Your Own Calzone day (one of our favorites!) and some smoky Gouda cheese. This recipe is definitely a keeper and Hubby declared that he would not change a thing (success!)

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