Chicken Tortellini Stir Fry ~ healthy!

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This meal is one I was sure that my family would not eat.  It was too easy and way too healthy for the likes of this brood!  This meal was on the table in 15 minutes flat!  No joke, fer reals.

Ya know I’ve been trying to eat good stuff.  Fresh food.  No sugar.  Are you sick of me talking about it?  Sorry.  I’ll show you a way to creamy cheese this recipe up…have no fear the lover of buttah and cheese is still here!

IMG_1693You can use any precooked chicken sausage you like, I chose to use andouille sausage for a smoky spicy flavor.  I cut it in 1/2 inch chunks and fried it in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil.  When the sausage starts to brown add in the peppers and onion, cook until soft.

IMG_1694First you will have cooked your frozen tortellini according to the directions on the package, you can do this while you are sautéing the sausage, peppers, and onions. Drain tortellini and add to the pan, allow pasta to brown just slightly.   Now add in beans,  that you drained and rinsed, stir.

 

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Next add in fresh spinach and chicken broth stir, cover, and cook over low heat for 3 minutes or until beans are heated through and spinach is slightly wilted.

 

I gave you the option on the print out to cream and cheese it up.  I did not do so thus I have no photos of how amazing this must be.  I came up with this recipe from a recipe Big D found on pinterest.  I just sort of came up with my own version based upon what she told me was in it.  I have not tried the creamy dreamy version, just so you know the goodness of this version lies solely on the word of Big D.  No pressure D.

I also added a second option, which was my sons idea because he was not fond of the tortellini in this dish although his plate was clean.  He suggested I leave out the pasta and serve this over brown rice.  Who is this kid?  Is he trying to take my job er something? Go to school!  Git autta here!

IMG_1700I served it with a bagged super salad I found at Costco it was full of broccoli slaw, kale, brussel sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries I ditched the poppy seed dressing it came with and drizzled mine with balsamic vinegar, it was good.  No seriously it was really good.

Have you made any changes in your diet lately?

Do tell!   I’d love to hear what you’re doing?

Thanks for stopping by!
XOX Sheila

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  1. 1

    Looks delish my Friend! I’m saying no to white sugar…. so will have to take your son’s advice and sub brown rice! :-) We’ve been making a TON of stir-fry lately… never thought to add beans. GREAT idea my Friend. And I know the salad you are talking about…. I got a bag at Costco to serve for dinner when guests were coming and I was short on time. SO good!
    Kim | Just For Clicks recently posted..What I’m Eating | Weigh~In WednesdayMy Profile

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    Love how simple this is! It’s made with ingredients I always have some variation of on hand. This is one of the meals that great for leftovers too- love the easy lunches the next day!
    kelley {mountain mama cooks} recently posted..Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce WrapsMy Profile

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      Sheila :

      If there were leftovers I would have eaten for lunch for sure. I am staying away from carbs, so I loved how easy it was just to pick out what I couldn’t eat from this dish!

  3. 3

    Recipe looks great! To be honest, if I were to make it, I would probably leave out the pasta. Don’t get me wrong, I may be “The Burger Nerd” but I do looove me some pasta and the pasta you used looks delicious. Just that even before you added the pasta it looked like a big filling meal all on it’s own – especially with the beans. Great idea for a quick and easy meal, thanks for sharing it. :)

  4. 4

    This looks fantastic. This is my kind of meal – full of good stuff, healthy.
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg recently posted..Purple Kale Salad with Pomegranate VinaigretteMy Profile

  5. 5

    What a yummy looking pasta salad! I have been trying to eat more vegetables. I’m trying to eat a sizable portion for lunch and dinner.

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    I love keeping chicken sausage on hand for quick meals like this. Love the idea of tortellini! Yum!
    Rachel Cooks recently posted..50+ Kale RecipesMy Profile

  7. 7

    Love how simple and hearty this meal is! I think I could get my husband to go for this!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted..Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean QuesadillasMy Profile

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    Elsie :

    Amazing! I opted for the unhealthy version, this time. next time I will try the healthy one.. anyway.. my family and I loved it! felt like we were at Olive Garden. ;) keep up the good work, Sheila! everything I have tried from your blog, have been big hits!

    your old school chum,
    Elsie

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