Baked Tortellini Casserole

Baked Tortellini Casserole:

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I remember cooking this back in 2013, geeeeze feels like a lifetime ago! I made this for my fiance Kenny when we first met! I’ve kept the recipe hidden in my recipe book and finally decided to make it again, not sure why it took me so long. But anywaysss.. This is a comfort food, and a food every family member or house guest will LOVE! Cook up & enjoy 🙂

Ingredients: 

  • 1 LB Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 24b OZ Pack of Cheese Tortellini Or Spinach Ricotta Tortellini (I used Spinach Ricotta but I know many like cheese!)
  • 1 28 OZ can of Stewed Tomatoes
  • 8 OZ can of Tomato sauce
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • Black pepper and Salt.
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Oil up or spray glass pan. Set aside.

Chop yellow onion and sauté with oil in large pot. Once aromatic add in beef or turkey and season with salt, pepper, and chili powder.

Once beef/turkey is cooked through -drain any liquid/extra oil if too much is in the pot! You don’t want mixture to be super runny. Then stir in stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Let cook for 3-4 minutes.

Stir in uncooked fresh tortellini and 1 ½ cup mozzarella. Continue to stir for about 5 minutes.

Transfer all to casserole dish and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top and fresh basil. Cover tightly with foil and place in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. It should be bubbly when done. You can also broil for the last 3-5 mins for crispy top! Serve & Enjoy!

 

 

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