Two types of meat pair well with tortellini, cheese, marinara sauce and mushrooms. Buon appetito!
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
lb bulk Italian sausage
container (15 oz) refrigerated marinara sauce
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
cup shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese blend (4 oz)
In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix beef mixture, marinara sauce, mushrooms and tomatoes in cooker.
Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
Stir in tortellini; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender.
Italian sausage usually is available in both mild and spicy flavors. If your family likes a little heat with their food, use the spicy Italian sausage.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.