Updated November 28, 2018
Cheesy Tortellini Casserole
1 1/2 lbs
ground beef or Italian sausage
1 ea (20 oz) cheese tortellini
1 ea (26 oz) tomato-based pasta sauce
1 ea (28 oz) plain diced tomatoes, with juices
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp white sugar
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400F.
Brown meat in
a large pan or pot with a pinch of salt and turn
heat to low.
Add red sauce
and diced tomatoes to the meat. Add garlic,
oregano, basil, onion powder, and sugar.
one-third of the sauce mixture evenly onto the
bottom of a 9x11 or similar sized baking dish.
Arrange half of
the frozen tortellini over the sauce.
one-third of both the mozzarella and Parmesan over
the tortellini. Repeat layers.
You should end
with the last third of sauce on top, followed by
the last third of cheeses.
Spray a sheet
of aluminum foil with oil, and lay the oil-side
down loosely over casserole.
bake another 10 minutes, or until cheese turns
bubbly and golden.