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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Italian Tortellini

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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Italian Tortellini
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Two types of meat pair well with tortellini, cheese, marinara sauce and mushrooms. Buon appetito!
Updated Dec 11, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 container (15 oz) refrigerated marinara sauce
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
  • 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese blend (4 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  • 2
    Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix beef mixture, marinara sauce, mushrooms and tomatoes in cooker.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4
    Stir in tortellini; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

670 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 37g Protein, 61g Total Carbohydrate, 17g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
1700mg
71%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
17g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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