Dream Dinners: Italiano Sirloin Tortellini

Usually when we have a Dream Dinners pasta dish, it comes in a pan and cooks in the oven. However, the Italiano Sirloin Tortellini was a little different and gave cooking instructions for stovetop and crockpot.  Had I paid closer attention, I probably would have followed the crockpot direction, as I love to set it and forget it.  I didn’t look ahead this time, so I made it on the stovetop with no problems.  I loved that this was a one pot dish, so there was not much clean up involved.  I heated up my sirloin and suauage mixture in a large sauce pan and browned it about 5-6 minutes.  Next, I added the marinara (minus mushrooms for us, thanks!) and brought it to a boil.  Once it was boiling, I added in the tortellini, reduced the heat, and simmered about 25 minutes.  We sprinkled it with Parmesan cheese and served it while it was hot.  I liked this dish because it was a little different than some of our baked pastas and felt a little bit lighter.  In the future, I might try this in the crockpot, but the stovetop version tasted great.  This would pair nicely with one of the famous Dream Dinners breadsticks.  Unfortunately, we were out of them when I made this meal.  I know what needs to get added to my cooler on Friday!  This was another great June meal that made plenty of leftovers for lunches, too.