Cheesy Kielbasa & Tortellini
One Pot Meal
There’s something about comfort food, especially when you’re with family. Five of my nephews and nieces live in south FL and I don’t get to see them very often so I really enjoy when I get to spend with them.
Aren’t those precious faces? You can see why I enjoy spending time with these little ones. They’re growing way to big too fast.
Whenever I get them for the day I like to make sure we do lots of fun activities and I love to cook and bake for them. I will admit though five is a handful so I love it when I come up with one pot meals. They just make it easier.
We love Kielbasa – my grandmother used to make it all the time growing up so it’s sort of like a staple for us. I started out by cooking half a cup of diced onions until they were soft then adding the kielbasa until it’s browned.
To that I added chicken broth, tortellini, tomatoes, salt and pepper and let it come to a boil – yes all in the same pan!
Once it’s come to a boil, turn the heat down to low and cover. I let it simmer for about 15 minutes then remove from heat and stir in the cheeses. Then serve and enjoy! Yes, it’s that easy!
What are some of your favorite one pot meals?
- 1 lb package Kielbasa
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 20 oz. package of refrigerated Tortellini
- 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Pinch of salt & pepper
- 2 Tbsp cream cheese
- 2 cups shredded jack and cheddar cheeses
- Cook onion until soft, add kielbasa and cook until browned.
- Add chicken broth, tortellini, tomatoes, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
- Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add cheeses.
I made this recipe today and really loved how quick and easy it was. It tasted really good too. My son didn’t care for the tomatoes he ate around them and left them in the bowl!
Can you use frozen tortellini instead if that is all you have?
I don’t see why you couldn’t. They just boil in the sauce mixture vs water. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out!
Suzanne Dahl says
This recipe is so delicious! Even my sometimes picky husband REALLY enjoyed it. Thanks, Donna!
Yay! I’m so glad to hear that. Thanks for sharing!
Roy M says
Do you drain the tomatoes?
I drained it a little, but not totally.
Katy F. says
This looks a lot like a recipe that I make, but I like the idea of tortellini in it instead!!
My kids would go crazy over this recipe! I love that its all prepared on the Stovetop!
Jeni F. says
This looks seriously delicious. We like kielbasa too, and I’ve been craving mac and cheese.