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Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Skillet with Pasta Jay's Classic Marinara Sauce


1 lb. bulk Italian sausage

1 small onion, diced

1 tablespoon minced or pressed fresh garlic (about 3 large cloves)

1 (24 ounce) jar Pasta Jay’s Classic Marinara sauce (about 2 ½ cups total)

¾ cup chicken broth (or water)

1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon garlic salt

9 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish

1-2 cups grated Italian cheese blend (or shredded mozzarella cheese)

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


In a large skillet, cook Italian sausage and onion over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink and the onion is starting to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 more seconds. Drain off excess grease.

Stir in Pasta Jay’s Classic Marinara sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Stir in tortellini and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until pasta is tender, about 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the pasta doesn’t stick.

Stir in parsley and sprinkle Italian cheese blend and Parmesan cheese on top. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Alternatively, for a crispier browned top, place the skillet under the broiler for a few minutes (just make sure that your skillet is oven-proof!). Garnish with additional fresh parsley, if desired.


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