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Beef and Cheese Tortellini Bake

This beef and cheese tortellini bake is a hearty and satisfying meal that's perfect for busy cooks. Filled with savory ground beef, plump cheese-filled tortellini, and topped with a layer of melted mozzarella cheese, it's a weeknight wonder that's sure to please the whole family.

Tasty Team
97% would make again
Beef and Cheese Tortellini Bake

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup onion (75 g), chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 28 oz crushed tomato (795 g), 1 can
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (10 g), sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (230 g)
  • 1 ¼ lb cheese tortellini (565 g), cooked and drained

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 471
  • Fat 19g
  • Carbs 42g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 30g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to a heavy saucepan and brown the beef over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in the dried herbs. Move beef to one side of the hot pan and add in onions. Stir to soften, then add garlic.
  4. Mix in crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Spoon a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer as follows: tortellini, cheese, basil, sauce, tortellini, cheese, basil, sauce, and cheese.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  8. Cool for several minutes and serve.
  9. Enjoy!
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Beef and Cheese Tortellini Bake