Oh boy, do I have the ULTIMATE ONE SKILLET dinner for you! This Meat Lover’s Tortellini Skillet is just 6 ingredients, prepared in ONE skillet, and ready in less than 20 minutes!!
I basically took my One Skillet Baked Ziti and pumped it full of three delicious meats – andouille sausage, crispy bacon and sliced pepperoni! I also subbed out the penne for a fresh cheese filled tortellini, which was basically the best idea ever.
The best thing about this awesomely quick dinner is that it’s all prepared in one pan!
I started by crisping up 3 thick cut slices of bacon in my skillet. Once they were crisp I removed them from the skillet to some paper towels, and drained the bacon grease, but left about 2 tbsp of grease in the skillet.
Dice up your andouille sausage (you could also use an Italian sausage), and saute it in the bacon grease until it gets nice and browned.
After that I just added a jar of marinara sauce as well as 13 ounces of the fresh cheese filled tortellini. I also snuck in about 1/3 cup of water, which will help to cook those tortellini to the perfect tenderness. Bring the skillet to a slight boil, reduce heat and cover for about 7 to 10 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked.
Add some cheese…
Lots and lots of cheese.
It’s almost like we’re making a pizza now!
All you need to do now is top it with some sliced pepperoni and that crispy bacon that we cooked up earlier. Cover it back up and let the cheese melt (about 3 to 5 minutes).
I even threw mine under my oven’s broiler for a minute to get the whole thing nice and bubbly.
Just make sure you use an oven safe skillet if you’re going to do that!
Once it’s done you’re ready to enjoy a dead sexy dinner. Go ahead and serve it with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a slice of toasty garlic bread!
Come to mama!
You’re definitely going to enjoy this quick and delicious dinner!
UPDATE: Watch this short video on how to make this!
disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Arizona Milk Producers, reminding you to get your 3 daily doses of dairy! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.