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Food and Recipe Hearty Cheese Tortellini

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Yours, Jun 3, 2016.

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    TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
    MAKES: 6 servings
    • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
    • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
    • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
    • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
    • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

    Nutritional Facts

    1 cup equals 388 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 908 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

    1. In a small skillet, cook sausage and beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the marinara sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until heated through.
    2. Prepare tortellini according to package directions; stir into meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
    Originally published as Hearty Cheese Tortellini in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p39
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