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Three Cheese Tortellini Bake

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword cheese-tortellini-recipes, three-cheese-tortellini-bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 574kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 9 oz packages refrigerated 3-cheese tortellini
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ¾ lb spicy or sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 2 24 oz jars marinara sauce your favorite
  • 1 8 oz container chive nd onion cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 12-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Prepare the cheese tortellini, per the package instructions slightly under cooking. [i.e. Cook for 7 minutes instead of 9] Drain well.
  • On the stovetop in a deep large skillet heat a couple of drizzles of olive oil. Add the diced onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion softens and is beginning to brown. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the ground beef and Italian sausage. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste. Cook until no pink remains then drain all excess fat from the pan.
  • Add marinara sauce. Stir until combined then remove from the heat.
  • Whip together the cream cheese, dry Italian seasoning and milk.
  • To assemble, Layer half of the cheese tortellini in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the sauce.
  • Dollop ½ of the cream cheese in teaspoon portions randomly over the sauce, then cover with ½ of the shredded mozerella cheese.
  • Repeat, cheese tortellini, ⅓ sauce, the remaining cream cheese. Top with final ⅓ of sauce. Sprinkle reserved mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly and the cheese has browned.
  • Rest for 5-10 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 4mg