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tortellini and kielbasa (aka tortelbasa)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Bonne Benton
Woodbridge, VA

I invented this when I was only 13 years old to make for my younger brother..ever since it has been a family favorite. There are many ways to vary this brother is now a vegetarian and uses a meat replacement. Saute peppers and onions with the kielbasa, or a drained can of sweet corn. You can also add more or less of the crushed red pepper flakes.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For tortellini and kielbasa (aka tortelbasa)

  • 1 pkg
    family size tortellini
  • 1 pkg
    turkey polska kielbasa or vegetarian sausage, sliced into half moon shape
  • 3 clove
    chopped garlic
  • 3 pinch
    dry oregano
  • 3 pinch
    dry basil
  • 3 pinch
    dry parsley
  • 3 pinch
    dry thyme
  • 2 pinch
    crushed red pepper
  • salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • olive oil, extra virgin
  • parmesan cheese

How To Make tortellini and kielbasa (aka tortelbasa)

  • 1
    Kielbasa: In a large skillet heat up olive oil, place sausage in and is already cooked so you are just browning and heating through. Turn down heat, add garlic and spices.
  • 2
    Pasta: Boil in salted water..I'm pretty sure directions say for 7 minutes..I normally only do it for 5 or 6..I HATE over cooked pasta and it cooks a little more once you mix it into skillet with kielbasa. Once cooked strain and add to skillet with sausage. Toss around on low heat for several minutes. Turn off heat and add cheese to taste. If it seems a little dry add a drizzle of olive oil.

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