Precooked chicken sausage is a handy shortcut ingredient because it heats up quickly and adds lots of flavor without a lot of fuss. A roasted garlic variety pairs perfectly with cheese tortellini and sautéed leafy greens.

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Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN
EatingWell.com, May 2021

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Recipe Summary test

active:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
3

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sliced sausage. Cook, stirring often, until heated through and golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add kale; cooking, stirring, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Return the sausage to the pan and add the tortellini and salt. Toss to combine; season with pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 728mg; carbohydrates 49g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 24g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 9440IU; potassium 464mg.
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