Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini (With Meat Sauce)

A quick & easy casserole recipe the entire family will love.

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If you’re looking for cheap and easy dinner recipes for the family, this cheesy baked tortellini casserole is THE BEST simple weeknight meal for picky eaters!

Who doesn’t love tortellini? Cute pasta stuffed with cheese, yes please. It’s even better when it’s tossed with a creamy meat sauce and then baked with mozzarella and parmesan sprinkled over top.

This cheap and simple dinner recipe is perfect for busy moms and dads, especially on hectic weeknights when that’s all you want to do is eat and relax.

Quick, easy and cheap dinner idea for large families with kids! Even picky eaters love this recipe. Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole With Meat Sauce

You can use fresh or frozen tortellini, it doesn’t really matter. Other than the pasta you’ll just need 4 basic ingredients: ground beef, tomato sauce, cream cheese and the shredded cheese of your choice to sprinkle over top.

Easy, simple and cheap dinner recipe for busy moms! Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole With Meat Sauce

Easy Baked Tortellini Casserole With Ground Beef

  1. Start by cooking the pasta a la dente according to the package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with a little garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  3. Remove the excess grease from the beef and mix with a 24 ounce jar of tomato sauce. Add the cream cheese to the mixture and allow it to melt. Stir well and then gently toss your cooked tortellini into the pan.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and then top with shredded mozzarella and grated or shredded parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in the center rack of a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes and then bake for an additional 2-3 minutes with the broiler on.

Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini Recipe

Yummy! You really can’t mess this recipe up. It’s so easy and delicious! I like to serve it with toasty garlic bread and veggies or salad of some sort.

Easy dinner recipe made with ground beef! Cheesy Baked Tortellini.

This cheesy and delicious casserole will feed quite a large group or family, but don’t worry if you end up with leftovers. They are just as good for lunch or dinner the next day. Don’t you just love meals that last more than one night!?

Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole Recipe With Meat Sauce

Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole With Meat Sauce

Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes for the family? This simple recipe is the BEST meal for busy weeknights. Even your picky eaters will love it! It's made with just a handful of cheap and basic ingredients.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: casserole, dinner, tortellini
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 (20oz) container of refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (24oz) jar of tomato sauce
  • 8 (ounces) cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated or shredded parmesan
  • seasoning to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta a la dente according to the package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.

  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the seasoning of your choice (I use salt, garlic powder, pepper & Italian seasoning).

  4. Remove the excess grease from the browned beef and then stir in your tomato sauce and cream cheese. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is well incorporated.

  5. Gently toss your cooked tortellini in with the sauce mixture and then pour it into your casserole dish; Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and parmesan.

  6. Bake uncovered in the center rack of your oven for about 20 minutes. Switch the oven to broil and continue baking for an additonal 2-3 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

  7. Enjoy with garlic bread, salad and/or veggies!

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Looking for casserole recipes for dinner? Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole With Meat Sauce -- A quick and easy dinner recipe made with ground beef! This simple weeknight meal is great for busy moms. Even picky eaters will love it, including the kids. My favorite weeknight meal idea that can last up to 3 nights! #instrupix #casseroles #easydinnerrecipes

Looking for quick and easy casserole recipes for dinner? Cheesy Baked Tortellini With Meat Sauce -- A simple dinner idea made with ground beef! This cheap and simple weeknight meal is great for busy moms. Even your picky eaters will love this easy recipe, including the kids. The BEST dinner recipe for large groups or families with kids. #instrupix #casseroles #easydinnerrecipes Looking for quick and easy ground beef dinner recipes for picky eaters? Kids and adults love this baked tortellini casserole! It's so simple to make with just 5 cheap ingredients: ground beef, cream cheese, mozzarella, tortellini and tomato sauce. It's the perfect week night meal for large families with kids (especially on busy weeknights for moms and dads). If you're looking for cheap and easy meals for dinner, this pasta recipe is always a hit-- toddlers, teens and even the hubby will love it!

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