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Cheesy Italian Tortellini

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Cheesy Italian Tortellini
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Add something cheesy to your family's Italian cuisine night! Serve slow-cooked tortellini pasta with beef and pork - a hearty meal.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, break beef and sausage into large pieces. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix meat mixture, mushrooms, marinara sauce and tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, add tortellini to slow cooker; stir gently to mix. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender.
Tips  

If you don't have a can of the diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, substitute a can of plain diced tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
250
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
(
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1260mg
53%
Potassium
800mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
,
Sugars
16g
)
Protein
33g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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