Cheesy Chicken Sausage and Tortellini Skillet

Happy Sunday, foodie friends!  I hope you’re all doing well, and enjoying a bit of nice spring weather. It’s been a very full 3 weeks since I last posted. The show I choreographed, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” was two weekends ago. It was wonderful! Every time I choreograph a musical, I’m always overwhelmed by how proud I feel, and this year was no exception!

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I am in the final stretch of the school year too! Four more weeks of preschool, and five more weeks of dance. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. We are starting to prepare for preschool graduation, and starting our “farm” unit this week. We’re also in the midst of all of our end-of-the-year dance things; picture day was yesterday, and a ton of fun!

Everything else is good. Taking a step back from “Table for One” has been such a good thing. I’ve had so much more time to experiment in the kitchen, and come up with recipes that I love. I still plan to post as often as I can, and I’m hoping to get back into a regular routine when summer starts. But for today, I have a new recipe for you! Let me tell you why you need this recipe in your life.

1) It takes 30 minutes, from start to finish.

2) The prep is minimal. Aside from cutting up the onion and sausage, you just pour everything else into the skillet.

3) Everything cooks in the same pot. THE SAME POT!

4) It’s delicious. Like, really delicious.

Cheesy Chicken Sausage and Tortellini Skillet

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What I’m Listening to: “Budapest” by George Ezra

Ingredients (makes 3-4 servings)

-1 tbsp cooking oil

-1/2 yellow onion, diced

-Salt and pepper

-2 cloves minced garlic

-4 links of your favorite chicken sausage, sliced (I used Johnsonville 3 Cheese Italian Style!)

-15 oz tomato sauce

-3 cups frozen cheese tortellini

-1 cup chicken broth

-2 tbsp cream cheese

-1 cup Monterrey Jack shredded cheese

In a large skillet, heat the cooking oil over high heat. Add the diced onion and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onions begin to brown. Add the garlic and stir; cook for an additional minute. Add the chicken sausage, tomato sauce, cheese tortellini, and chicken broth. Bring the skillet to a boil. Stir and cover, turning the heat down to medium low. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the tortellini is plump. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cream cheese and Monterrey Jack. Stir to mix. Cover for 5 minutes; stir and serve with a green salad.

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Table for One Update!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend! It’s a big week here at Table for One: it’s our 1st birthday! While I am very excited and so grateful for the support the blog and myself have received, I do have an announcement I’d like to make. I’ve decided to take a step back from Table for One. Don’t worry; the blog is not over, and I’m not quitting. I’ve been making a lot of changes in my personal life this year, and one of the big things I want to do is simplify. I’m trying to simplify in all aspects of my life, and with the craziness that is the end of the school year, I’ve decided to simplify Table for One as well. Here’s what that means for you…

As I said above, Table for One is not going anywhere. The main difference will be that I will be posting less than my previous “two posts a week.” I’ll post when I’m able, and when I want to. I’ll still update my social media accounts, although it probably won’t be everyday. How long is this going to last? I’m not quite sure. I want to take (and enjoy) time for me. I also want to take time to experiment with new recipes! While I love blogging, it is very time consuming, and I don’t always have the time to experiment in the kitchen how I’d like.

I appreciate all the love and support I’ve received in the past year of this blogging endeavor. Never did I think Table for One would have the following that it does! Please, keep sharing and passing along your favorite recipes. It means so much to me to share good food with others.

Keep on cooking!

xoxo, Steph