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I brought this for a potuck and everyone immediately requested the recipe

Indulge in the savory delight of a Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole that brings together the richness of cheese, perfectly cooked tortellini, and a medley of flavorful ingredients. This easy-to-make casserole is not just a meal; it’s a culinary experience that tantalizes your taste buds with each bite.

Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
Frozen cheese tortellini 1 pack (~20oz)
Marinara sauce 1 jar (~24 oz)
Ground beef 1 pound
Shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup
Grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup
Cream cheese, cubed 8 ounces
Seasonings To taste (garlic powder, salt, pepper, etc)

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Oven and Baking Dish

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Step 2: Cooking the Tortellini

  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions until al dente.
  2. Drain and set aside.

Step 3: Browning the Meat

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet with desired seasonings.
  2. Drain excess fat.
  3. Add marinara sauce and cubed cream cheese.
  4. Let the mixture simmer until well combined.

Step 4: Combining the Ingredients

  1. Add the cooked tortellini to the skillet.
  2. Gently toss to coat the tortellini in the flavorful sauce.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the greased baking dish.
  4. Spread it out evenly.
  5. Sprinkle both mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over the casserole.

Step 5: Baking to Golden Perfection

  1. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

Step 6: Garnishing and Serving

  1. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  2. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.
  3. Serve the Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole hot and enjoy!

Credit: Kuluckada

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