Ground Beef and Tortellini with Red Pasta/Marinara Sauce
You can save a ton of money, calories and your health when you cook at home even if you use a few convenience packaged foods.
This ground beef and cheese tortellini recipe with a jarred red pasta sauce is quick to prepare and actually healthy because you use lean ground beef, frozen cheese tortellini and a quality marinara or red sauce. Save money and grate your own fresh mozzarella cheese.
Dinner is quick and easy and on the dinner table in no time. Make sure to use your favorite jar of healthy marinara sauce.
Cook this delicious Ground Beef and Tortellini for an easy weeknight dinner.
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, minced fine
- 1 (25 oz.) jar marinara sauce
- 1 (19 oz.) package cheese tortillini
- 1 cup mozzerella cheese, shredded
Cook tortellini according to packed directions, drain and set aside.
Using a skillet, brown ground beef and onions, lightly salt & pepper the beef as it browns.
Drain any grease from the cooked ground beef and stir in the marinara sauce. Bring to a light simmer.
Add the cooked and drained tortellini to the skillet with the browned ground beef and sauce. Stir to combine.
Continue cooking for 1 minute until everything is warm and heated through. Top with mozzarella cheese and cover the skillet to melt. Remove from heat after 1 minute or when cheese has melted.
Use your favorite cheese tortellini with delicious browned ground beef and onions to make a filling and satisfying meal the whole family will love.
Mix your favorite pasta/marinara sauce with the browned ground beef and onions. Make sure to cook the beef through with less pink. Lightly salt & pepper beef as it browns.
It’s easiest to brown ground beef using a spatula. Break up large chunks of beef as it browns. Add a little olive oil to beef if it does not contain a lot of fat.
Add your favorite cheese tortellini to to the pan and mix through.
Serve this dinner with a basic healthy tossed salad. If you love easy pasta dishes as much as we do, you will love this spaghetti with ground beef meat sauce that is a favorite dinner in Pittsburgh, PA.
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