Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Baked Tortellini Casserole

Kathleen came home from college this last weekend and wanted some home cooked food.  She made this and it was very good!
Baked Tortellini Casserole

2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 pound of lean ground beef
Small yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, or whole peeled tomatoes crushed by hand
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 24 oz package of fresh cheese tortellini (We used 3.5 cups of frozen, thawed)
3 cups of freshly grated mozzarella cheese (We also added about 1/2 cup of fresh parmesan)

Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil, until soft.  Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper.

Once beef is cooked through, stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir in uncooked, fresh tortellini and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese.

Transfer to casserole dish and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.

Cover tightly with foil and baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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