Welcome back to another #hhtries52 post! I somehow got a little behind, so I’m making up for the missing post with this DELICIOUS one. I have been daydreaming about these ingredients and planning for days how I wanted to bring it all together. This got 2 thumbs up from my husband/taste tester, and he may have eaten several servings in one sitting… so we think it’s pretty good.
The prep time didn’t take long, as cutting Brussels sprouts is super quick and you won’t need many carrots. I used a relatively small pan, so I had to split up the sprouts and sausage and cook them separately, but if you are using a wider dish, you should be able to cook them at the same time. We tried to make this a little healthier by including fat-free vegetable broth and turkey sausage, but you could easily substitute Italian sausage and/or a different kind of broth.
The seasoning came out well, but you could up the amount of cayenne if you want this to be spicier and more gumbo-like. Overall, we love this new recipe and I’m so glad it came out the way it did!
- About 7 oz turkey sausage (fully cooked), cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 4 cups vegetable broth (fat free)
- 3 cups tortellini (uncooked), we used three cheese
- 3 cups brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
- 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (or more if you want it spicier)
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Saute onions in vegetable oil until clear and starting to brown
- Add sausage and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning often to brown both sides
- Set onions and sausage aside
- Cook Brussels sprouts in 1/2 inch of water until browned and then set aside
- Add sausage, onions, tortellini, carrots, vegetable broth, and spices into the pot and bring to a boil
- Lower to medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes, or until tortellini is tender
- Add Brussels sprouts back in when almost done cooking to reheat without overcooking them
- Serve immediately
ALSO, I’m in love with my little new photo set up. I really enjoyed taking these photos, so go pin them on Pinterest if you like ’em!