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Cheese tortellini in homemade meat sauce, topped with parsley and parmesan cheese.
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Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

This recipe for cheese tortellini in meat sauce is tender cheese filled pasta tossed in a homemade bolognese style sauce. A quick and easy dinner option that can be on the table in just 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese tortellini, tortellini recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 503kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Add the garlic to the pan, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the marinara sauce into the pan with the beef and heat until warmed through.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions.
  • Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 5.3mg