Mini Presentation: Dive into the deliciousness of our Three Cheese Tortellini Bake! This recipe is a mouthwatering combination of three cheese tortellini, savory ground beef and Italian sausage, a rich and robust sauce, and a luscious cheese mixture. It’s comfort food at its finest. Get ready to delight your taste buds with this easy-to-make and satisfying dish. 🧀🍝
12 oz bag of Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini
1 pound ground beef
1 pound Italian sausage
1 jar (24 oz) of Traditional Prego Sauce
1/2 small white onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons each of salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
8 oz block of cream cheese
8 oz ricotta cheese
A handful of Parmesan cheese
A handful of shredded cheese
Brown the Meat: In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and Italian sausage together. As they cook, add 1 tablespoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Once almost fully cooked, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
Cook the Tortellini: In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and cook the three cheese tortellini until it reaches al dente, which is about 10 minutes. Drain the cooked pasta and set it aside.
Prepare the Meat Sauce: To the skillet with the cooked meat, add the entire jar of Prego sauce. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld together.
Create the Cheese Mixture: In a bowl, combine the softened 8 oz block of cream cheese, 8 oz of ricotta cheese, and 1 tablespoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix this cheese blend well.
Combine Everything: Return the cooked pasta to the pot and add the entire meat sauce. Mix everything together thoroughly. Then, spread the combined mixture into a baking pan.
Add the Cheese: Top the pasta and meat mixture with the cheese mixture, spreading it evenly. Mix it well with the pasta. Sprinkle a thin layer of Parmesan and your choice of shredded cheese (cheddar and mozzarella work well).
Bake and Enjoy: Cover the pan with foil and bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve up and enjoy!
This Three Cheese Tortellini Bake is a culinary masterpiece that’s easy to prepare and guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. So, go ahead, indulge in this comforting, cheesy delight! 😋🎉