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Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

A quick and easy Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone that makes for the perfect weeknight meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces spicy Italian sausage, crumbled
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups Mezzetta Artisan Ingredients Pasta Sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 9-ounce package refrigerated tortellini
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions

  • Take the sausage meat out of the casings and crumble it into a skillet. Cook it over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it's browned. Drain most of the fat and leave the sausage in the pan.
  • Add the garlic, shallot, and red pepper flakes to the same pan and saute for 60 seconds. Add the Mezzetta, cream, and mascarpone. Cook for 5-7 minutes until saucy.
  • Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Save ¼ cup of the pasta water and add it to the sauce along with the drained pasta. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve with fresh parmesan sprinkled over top.