Three Cheese Tortellini Bake

Three Cheese Tortellini Bake

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. πŸ§€πŸ

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Bake and Enjoy: Cover the pan with foil and bake at 375Β°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! πŸ˜‹πŸŽ‰

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