Cheesy Italian Tortellini Crockpot

This is one of Rick’s favorite Italian meals!

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound Italian Sausage

1 container refrigerated marinara – 15 oz (I use Buitoni)

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1 can diced tomatoes with italian seasoning – undrained

1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini – 9 oz (I use Buitoni)

1 cup shredd mozzarella or other italian cheese blend

Break beef and sausage into large pieces and brown in a skillet until it is no longer pink.  Drain.  Spray crockpot with cooking spray.  Mix beef mixture, marinara sauce, mushrooms and tomatoes in the crockpot.  Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (I cook mine on high for 3-4 hours).  Stir in tortellini; sprinkle with cheese.  Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes longer or until tortellini is heated through and tender.  Serves 4-6.  This is yummy with a side salad (aka – lettuce in a bag with some dressing) and some garlic bread.  Enjoy!

 You may also want to go ahead and brown an entire pound of both beef and sausage (since it usually comes in at least 1 pound packages) and freeze half of it for the next time you want to make this recipe. 

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7 Responses to “Cheesy Italian Tortellini Crockpot”

  1. Ashley Smith Says:

    Yum! I’m definitely going to try this soon! Thanks!

  2. carriehayes Says:

    mm, mm, sounds good! thanks!

  3. waters71 Says:

    This sounds great!

  4. schellfamily Says:

    Absoulutly great! Thanks for the dinner help!

  5. melissa3 Says:

    I have the same recipe. It’s great and easy to make. And, I do the freezing thing, too. Great minds think alike. :0)

  6. Mandy LeMay Says:

    I am making this tonight! Already in the crockpot!! Sounds yummy~ thanks for the recipe. Do you mind if I add it to the MOPS cookbook with your name?

  7. Amy Lafayette Says:

    Sure, Mandy. Print it up. And I have many more recipes for you. . . if I could just get the time to get them all together and typed up! I will though!

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