Welcome to another Make It Monday-

Cheesy Baked Tortellini

SO sorry for the delay!  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared a recipe.  Let’s just say– life got a little busy and I was mostly throwing together my “usual” easy meals.  I wasn’t searching for new stuff. But alas, I am BACK!

I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had tortellini!  Figured I’d try something new!

This is Cheesy Baked Tortellini.  Overall, it’s a pretty simple recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground meat (I used my usual turkey meat!)
  • Tortellini – this can be refrigerated or the frozen kind.  I got some of the Walmart brand in the frozen food section and once the water boiled, it only had to cook 3 minutes!
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • Pasta sauce or marinara (I made my spaghetti type sauce using a large can of tomato sauce and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, onion and Italian seasoning)
  • 1-2 cups of Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

How To:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350.  Put water on to boil.
  • Cook the tortellini per the package instructions.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Brown your meat, drain the grease and season.
  • Add your sauce to the meat, then put in the cream cheese to melt.
  • Add tortellini to the sauce mixture.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 X 13 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cheeses on top (I measure with my heart… Ha)
  • Bake on 350 for around 20 minutes.  Then broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the top!

Let me just say… once it finished, I wasn’t able to taste it right then.  So last night I heated up a small bowl of it — because I needed to taste test before sending it for lunch!  Can I just say… YUM?!

Of course, I love it because it’s cheesy!  It almost has a lasagna type flavor, but honestly seems a lot easier than lasagna!

It will definitely feed quite a few people– and the leftovers are delicious.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

 

Check out our last Make It Monday recipe: Cheesy Chicken and Rice (Seems I have an unhealthy obsession with cheese.  I’ll try to make next week’s recipe something without cheese!)