Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole – Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole with Meat Sauce. This mouthwatering recipe combines tender cheese-filled tortellini, flavorful ground beef, and a creamy, cheesy sauce that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. It’s the perfect dish to warm your heart and satisfy your cravings. Join us as we take you on a culinary journey to a world of cheesy goodness!
Imagine this: It’s a cozy evening at home with your loved ones, and the comforting aroma of our Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole fills the air. As the dish bakes in the oven, your husband and children eagerly gather around the kitchen, unable to resist the enticing smells wafting through the house. This recipe has become a beloved staple in our household, and every time we make it, it brings us together, creating lasting memories of laughter and joy. The combination of cheesy tortellini, savory meat sauce, and the delightful crust of melted cheese on top has won over the hearts of my family, and I’m confident it will capture yours too.
1 package (20oz) of refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini (about 567g)
1 pound (454g) ground beef
1 jar (24oz) of your favorite pasta sauce (approx. 680g)
8 ounces (227g) cream cheese, cubed
1-2 cups (100-200g) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (50g) grated or shredded parmesan cheese
Seasonings of your choice, to taste
Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish.
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with your preferred seasonings until cooked through. Remove any excess grease.
Stir in the pasta sauce and cubed cream cheese into the skillet with the cooked ground beef. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is well combined and creamy.
Gently toss the cooked tortellini into the sauce mixture until evenly coated. Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan cheeses over the top of the casserole.
Bake the casserole, uncovered, in the center rack of your oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Switch the oven to broil and continue baking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and slightly crispy.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve this cheesy goodness with a side of garlic bread, a fresh salad, or some tasty veggies.