Beer-Cheese Kielbasa With Tortellini

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  • nonstick skillet 12-inch


  • 1 package 9 oz refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
  • ¾ cup water
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light beer
  • cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 package 14 oz cooked kielbasa, or other smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices
  • cups shredded Cheddar cheese 6 oz
  • 2 tablespoons diced roasted red bell peppers from a jar


  • Fill 12-inch nonstick skillet half full with water (about 6 cups).
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Add tortellini; cook uncovered minimum time as directed on bag, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain.
  • In 1-cup measuring cup, stir ¾ cup water and the flour with whisk until smooth; pour into same skillet.
  • Stir in beer, green onions, chili sauce, mustard and salt.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Gently fold in tortellini and kielbasa.
  • Cover; cook over medium-low heat about 5 minutes or until kielbasa is hot.
  • Fold in cheese, ½ cup at a time, until melted.
  • Remove from heat; top with roasted peppers

Notes / Tips / Wine Advice:

Quick Variation:
Add 1 cup frozen sweet peas with the kielbasa.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 740 kcal