Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce Recipe

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Felecia Published: February 2, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce Recipe

How To Make Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

This meaty 20-minute cheese tortellini is tossed in a flavorful marinara sauce with filling ground beef, and finished with cheese and parsley.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1lbground beef
  • ½cupwhite onion,diced
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 24ozmarinara sauce,(1 jar)
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 20ozcheese tortellini,fresh or frozen
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,grated
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened.

  2. Add the ground beef to the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula until done.

  3. Add the garlic to the pan, and cook for 30 seconds.

  4. Pour the marinara sauce into the pan with the beef and heat until warmed through.

  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions.

  6. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.

  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, then serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 609.07kcal
  • Fat: 28.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.59g
  • Fiber: 4.36g
  • Sugar: 7.83g
  • Protein: 32.11g
  • Cholesterol: 104.06mg
  • Sodium: 1080.83mg
  • Calcium: 345.26mg
  • Potassium: 704.08mg
  • Iron: 4.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 107.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.23mg
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