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Hearty Cheese Tortellini

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours

Makes

6 servings

This is an easy, wonderful recipe that is simple enough for an everyday meal but good enough for company. It makes a large amount, so it feeds plenty of people. I serve it with steamed broccoli covered in a cheese sauce and fresh bread.—Christine Eilerts, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hearty Cheese Tortellini Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 388 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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