One Pot Tortellini and Ground Beef Casserole – This 30 minute meal is loaded with ground beef and cheese and also stars quick cooking tortellini, allowing it all to be cooked in one pot. A new family favorite for sure.
Do you know that I typed up THIS entire blog post yesterday and as I hit SAVE, I saw an error go across my screen and my post disappeared? It’s the worst! It’s only happened like that one or two times in the past few years but man does it sting when it does.
I could try to re-create everything I said but I know it will just come off as not genuine and probably forced, so I will save you from that.
In a nutshell, what I wanted to get across was that having 30 minute meals and skillet meals at the ready are key!
Here’s what I do want to tell you about this tasty little tortellini dish : it’s good.
No, I take that back, it’s crazy good. The whole family will agree. What kid doesn’t love a dish full of ground beef and cheese?
I prepared this dish mostly on the stovetop, but I couldn’t resist popping it under the broiler for a few minutes to get the cheese all perfect. Can you resist a dish that has perfectly oozy cheese on top, I can’t. Just be sure you have an oven-safe skillet before you go popping it in the oven.
One Pot Tortellini and Ground Beef Casserole was inspired and adapted from Cheeseburger Gnocchi by Kevin & Amanda.
This dish contains the three essential ingredients to a table full of happy family and that is pasta, ground beef and cheese!
- 20 ounces cheese tortellini refrigerated
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 10 ounces can diced tomatoes
- 2.5 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1.5 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese blend
- 2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
Brown ground beef in a large (oven safe) skillet, over medium/high heat. If needed, drain excess grease from pan. Return pan with ground beef back to stove over medium/high heat and add in onions and garlic. Cook, stirring a few minutes until onion starts to soften.
Stir in salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Add tortellini to pan, along with tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue to simmer a few more minutes until liquid is almost absorbed.
Remove pan from heat and stir in heavy cream and 1/2 C cheese. Top with remaining cheese.
Place skillet in oven on broil for just a few minutes until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
Garnish with parsley before serving.