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Beefy Tortellini Skillet

This skillet wonder is a tortellini dish the family craves. From browning beef to cooking the pasta and melting the cheese, everything happens in one pan. You can add basil or chives for a touch of freshness. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in steak seasoning. Add water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 3-4 minutes or until tortellini are tender.
  • Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 566 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • Renzigirl
    Sep 2, 2020

    I thought it was great! So did my sweetie! I only substituted 1 c Beef broth for water and bouillon as I had no bouillon. I followed directions and it’s a keeper for my quick and easy dinner days.

  • OMArchitect
    Apr 23, 2020

    As - is, I would give this 3 stars - but I think it's a great start to an easy meal we can customize to our personal tastes. My 4-star version started with mirepoix and then some garlic before browning the beef. I seasoned to taste and finished off with a little heavy cream.

  • Jenniferingretna
    Nov 2, 2019

    So I used steak seasoning that I had, used 1 cup bone broth in addition to the 1 cup water, ground turkey, and a cube of bouillon instead of granules, because that is what I had. So I definitely changed a lot, but I don’t think it made much of a difference. This is beef with cheese tortellini. I threw some mozzarella cheese on it after cooking. Easy and quick, but bland.

  • ChrisD1717
    May 30, 2019

    This was pretty good. Easy and quick to make, Didn't have steak seasoning so I used Italian seasoning instead. It was a little dry. Next time I think I will just use a can beef broth and maybe add a little garlic and Worcestershire to the meat. I did add a little diced onion as well. It's one of those recipes you can play around with. Will make again.

  • slacroix
    Jan 9, 2019

    I thought this was very good but I did ajust it a little bit. I made my own Montreal steak seasoning and instead of water I used beef broth it was not bland at all.

  • Scott
    Jan 30, 2018

    I have liked every recipe that I've ever tried on Taste Of Home. But, I must agree with others in saying this one was a swing and a miss for flavor. I did manage to doctor it up with a can of diced tomatoes, onion powder, garlic, parsley, a little heavy cream and sour cream. Even then, it's still just...okay tasting.

  • sarah2830
    Jun 4, 2017

    This is a quick & easy recipe however it was very bland & watery. It might be good with chopped green onions & sour cream, or onion soup mix. Wont be making this again.

  • tammatth
    Apr 28, 2017

    I tried it and its okay but fast and costly for one diner. $4.59 per serving

  • PageRD
    Feb 9, 2017

    We liked this a lot but I did find it a little bland, even though I used the spicy Montreal seasoning. I added cracked black pepper to my serving and that helped it immensely. Next time, I'll add it directly to the hamburger. The meal was quick and easy, which is always a plus for a weekday meal.

  • xlsalbums
    Nov 12, 2016

    We didn't like this recipe. It looks good in the picture. It's super fast to make....loved that. But it was dry and had very little flavor for us.