Baked Tortellini with Meat Sauce
This baked tortellini recipe is cheese tortellini in a hearty meat sauce, all topped with cheese and baked to perfection. A super easy dinner that the whole family will love!
- 18 ounces Three Bridges Triple Cheese Tortellini (2 9-ounce packages or 1 family size package)
- 1 15-ounce container Three Bridges Heirloom Marinara Sauce
- cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced white onion
- 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 6 cup or larger baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions.
While you wait for the water to boil and tortellini to cook, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
Add the ground beef to the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until done, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Pour the marinara sauce into the pan with the beef and heat until warmed through.
Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.
Spoon the pasta into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 4mg