Doesn’t the title just make your mouth water?! It sure does mine… In fact, just thinking about anything that involves alfredo makes me drool. I love the stuff. Paired with some stuffed pasta such as tortellini makes it even better. What is a downside to alfredo sauce? The fact that it is often times one of the heaviest and unhealthiest pasta sauces you can get, hence the reason I love it so much.
Needless to say, when Foodbuzz sent me Classico’s Light Creamy Alfredo Sauce to try, I was thrilled!! It has 50% less fat and 45% fewer calories compared to your average alfredo sauce. At first, I was a little skeptical that it would taste as good as the normal, full fat version, but I was completely wrong. It still has that rich and creamy taste that I know and love in a delicious alfredo sauce. Not only that, but it is made with real, high-quality ingredients such as cream, Parmesan cheese, and butter but is still only 60 calories per serving! Um, talk about heaven in a jar!
I could easily whip up some fettuccini alfredo with chicken to make things super simple, but I wanted to turn this heavenly jar into more of a creative dish. I immediately thought of tortellini since it is one of my favorite types of pasta. Then some turkey sausage came to mind. Then I eyed the fire roasted tomatoes we had sitting in our refrigerator which I immediately knew were going to be a great addition. What did this combo create my friends?! Well here it is…
Alfredo Tortellini with Turkey Sausage and Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Servings: About 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
- 1 package turkey sausage
- 1 “family size” (about 6 servings) package cheese tortellini
- 1 jar Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
- 1/4 cup fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
1. Cut turkey sausages in about 1 inch pieces and brown in skillet on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
2. Take turkey sausage off of heat and set aside.
3. Boil water in a large saucepan. Pour tortellini in boiling water and turn down heat to a light boil. Let boil for about 5 minutes.
4. Strain the tortellini and dump it back into the sauce pan.
5. Add the turkey sausage, jar of alfredo sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, oregano, and basil to the tortellini in the sauce pan. Mix all ingredients together.
6. Heat on medium-low while stirring consistently for about 5 minutes.
7. Dish it up and dig in!
I paired the pasta with a side of steamed broccoli and it was delicious! The pasta filled me up a lot quicker than I thought, most likely because of the stuffed pasta and turkey sausage added to it.
- What is your favorite kind of pasta sauce? (i.e. alfredo, marinara, pesto, meat sauce, etc.)
- What is your pasta of choice?
- Do you usually use jarred pasta sauce or make your own?
Disclaimer: Foodbuzz Tastemaker program and Classico were kind enough to send me the Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce to try. All opinions and reviews in this post are 100% completely my own.