Sausage & Mushroom Tortellini Parma-Rosa Casserole

"I felt like cooking today but didn't know what, so my husband suggested something with a rose sauce, which he loves. So, I thought about it, and decided to make this up as I went. I was worried it wouldn't taste good (because I usually follow a recipe), but it turned out incredible! I'm sharing it with those who aren't too concerned about their waistline.:) You can add bell peppers, if you like."
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  • 1 (9 ounce) bag frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 Knorr parma rosa sauce mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, divided
  • 1 12 cups skim milk
  • 3 hot Italian sausages, sliced into 1 cm. medallions
  • 250 g sliced mushrooms
  • 12 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or more)
  • 12 - 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese


  • Bring a pasta pot of salted water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry sausage slices on both sides until brown; remove them from the skillet. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms for 2 minutes, then add onion, and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, until mushrooms have rendered their liquid and onion has softened. Remove from skillet, scraping any sausage bits that remain, and place in the same bowl as the sausage.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook tortellini approximately 7 minutes; drain and rinse. Place in the mixing bowl.
  • While tortellini is cooking, melt 1 tbsp of butter or margarine in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add milk and sauce mix, stirring constantly until well combined. Continue stirring frequently until sauce comes to a boil; reduce heat and continue stirring until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over everything and mix with a spatula until well combined. Place in a greased casserole dish, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Top with mozzarella cheese, then crushed Ritz crackers.
  • Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter or margarine in the microwave for about 30 seconds, and drizzle over the crumbs.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown on top; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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