Tortellini Alfredo with Brats and Spinach


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Tortellini Alfredo with Brats and Spinach

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    Pasta with alfredo sauce is the ultimate comfort dish. Take it to the next level by cooking a savory bowl of Tortellini Alfredo with Brats and Spinach using Hy-Vee onion brats.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 (19-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Select cheese tortellini
    1 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper, plus additional for garnish
    3 Hy-Vee skinless onion bratwursts
    1 c. dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
    1 (12.5-oz.) jar Gustare Vita Alfredo sauce
    3 c. Full Circle Market organic baby spinach, lightly packed
    ½ c. Soiree shredded Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish
    Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large pot
    • Colander
    • Large skillet
    • Meat thermometer
    • Large bowl


    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add frozen tortellini. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta; keep warm and set aside.

    2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Add bratwursts to skillet. Cook 6 to 9 minutes or until browned, 165 degrees, stirring to break bratwursts into large crumbles. Transfer crumbles to a bowl using a slotted spoon. 

    3. Stir white wine and mustard into skillet with drippings. Cook over medium heat, scraping browned bits from bottom of skillet. Simmer 3 minutes. Stir in Alfredo sauce; gently simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. 

    4. Stir in tortellini, bratwurst crumbles, spinach, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; heat through. Garnish with basil and additional crushed red pepper and Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    920 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 43g
    • Cholesterol: 85mg
    • Sodium: 1590mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 66g
    • Protein: 32g

    Daily Values

    Iron 20%
    Calcium 25%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 8%