Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tortellini, Zucchini and Italian Chicken Sausage Medley

Here is a quick, flavorful, one dish meal that can be prepared on a weekday that will get you out of the kitchen in no time. It has protein, veggies and fiber all in one bowl and it is very tasty!
Serves 4.


13 oz. cooked tri-color tortellini (use package directions)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
6 oz. Italian style chicken sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds (used Aidells brand)
3 medium zucchini, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 - 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


In a medium pot, cook tortellini according to package directions.

In a large skillet, saute sausage in oil for 4 minutes on medium heat. Add onion saute about 3 minutes, then add zucchini and garlic, and salt and pepper to taste, cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth and Italian seasoning. With a slotted spoon add tortellini to zucchini mixture. Gently stir ingredients together and cook until zucchini is tender, about another 2 minutes. Serve in bowls and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Enjoy!

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