Palmetto Tortellini

1 (12-ounce) beef smoked sausage or kielbasa

1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated three-cheese tortellini

2 to 3 cups broccoli florets

2 (15-ounce) jars Alfredo sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Diced tomatoes

Chopped fresh Italian sausage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. Slice smoked sausage into bite-sized rounds and place in a large bowl. Add uncooked tortellini, broccoli florets and Alfredo sauce. Mix well to combine. Spoon tortellini mixture into prepared casserole dish. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortellini is tender. Garnish with diced tomatoes and chopped fresh Italian parsley. Serves 6 to 8.

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