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Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini

Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
Updated March 10, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (14 oz) cooked kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons diced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)

Steps

  • 1
    Fill 12-inch nonstick skillet half full with water (about 6 cups). Heat to boiling. Add tortellini; cook uncovered minimum time as directed on bag, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2
    In 1-cup measuring cup, stir 3/4 cup water and the flour with whisk until smooth; pour into same skillet. Stir in beer, green onions, chili sauce, mustard and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • 3
    Gently fold in tortellini and kielbasa. Cover; cook over medium-low heat about 5 minutes or until kielbasa is hot.
  • 4
    Fold in cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, until melted. Remove from heat; top with roasted peppers.

  • Add 1 cup frozen sweet peas with the kielbasa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
740
Calories from Fat
420
Total Fat
46g
71%
Saturated Fat
21g
106%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1950mg
81%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
5g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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