One Pot Tortellini and Ground Beef Casserole - This 30 minute meal is loaded with ground beef and cheese. It stars quick cooking tortellini, allowing it all to be cooked in one pot. A new family favorite for sure.Jump to Recipe- Skip The Small Talk
Can you call a recipe a casserole if it is prepared in a skillet? Okay, so it's a skillet meal. A one pot meal. But according to the interwebs, by definition a casserole is a dish that is served out of it's cooking vessel. Admittedly, there are a lot of other definitions too but I stand by it. This recipe is a one pot, skillet casserole.
All I really want to get across is that not all casseroles will take an hour in the oven. I'm getting this skillet casserole on the table in just 30 minutes.
This Tortellini Ground Beef recipe contains the magical combination that gets my kids to rush to the table. You guessed it :ground beef, pasta and cheese. That's it, if those three things are in a recipe, they are asking for seconds.
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The preparation of this skillet meal is primarily on the stove top. It does go under the broiler for a few minutes to make it ultra cheesy. It also just helps bring it all together. The key to this is using an oven-safe skillet.
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
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 10 ounces can diced tomatoes
- 2.5 cup beef broth
- ¼ 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 ½ 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.
One Pot Tortellini and Ground Beef Casserole was inspired and adapted from Cheeseburger Gnocchi by Kevin & Amanda.