Cheesy Beef Tortellini Casserole with Basil
My kids love cheese tortellini but not in salad or cooked with just vegetables. This tortellini casserole recipe adds beef, tomato sauce, and cheese for a big dinnertime winner with the kids (and Dad)!
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Vegetable oil may be substituted for canola oil, if desired. Italian sausage may be used in place of ground beef.
You can use low-fat cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese; just pulse several times in a food processor until the cottage cheese is smooth.
You can save time by using marinara sauce from a jar. Just combine meat, sauce, and tortellini, skipping the onion and garlic. Also, if you're in a big hurry, omit the ricotta mixture, although I think it's worth the extra time to give it that more authentic Italian feel.