Cheesy Italian Tortellini

A delicious marinara sauce is cooked all day in the slow cooker. When it's time for dinner, just throw in some tortellini, and sprinkle with cheese. When the noodles are cooked -- pass around the bread, and enjoy!

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 (16 ounce) jar marinara sauce
1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

Crumble the ground beef and Italian sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.

Combine the ground meats, marinara sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on LOW heat for 7 to 8 hours.

Stir in the tortellini, and sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the top. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes on LOW, or until the tortellini is tender.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468; Total Fat: 24.1 g; Cholesterol: 82 mg; Sodium: 1186 mg; Total Carbs: 35.2 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g; Protein: 26.9 g

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