Creamy Chicken & Tortellini Pasta


Main Ingredients

1 package of tortellini pasta

1 lb of chicken sausage or protein of your choice

1 cup of sliced mushrooms

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 red peppers

1 yellow onion

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon oregano, basil, parsley, black pepper

shredded parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. In a separate bowl, season chicken sausage. Set aside

  2. Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile in large skillet, sauté mushrooms, peppers, onions, in butter. Add garlic. Sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Do not let garlic burn. Add seasoned chicken sausage.

  3. Add tomato paste. Stir frequently . Add more butter if necessary. Let cook for 3-5 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream. Reduce heat and let simmer uncovered for 7 minutes.

  4. Drain pasta. Serve sauce over pasta, top with shredded parmesan cheese.

Additional Notes

Healthy Substitutions: Use almond milk instead of heavy whipping cream. Use soy ground beef instead of chicken sausage. Use chickpea lentils instead of pasta.

Ola Akintola