Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker Dinners
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ an onion, diced
  • 1 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 9 oz. pkg 3 cheese tortellini, refrigerated or fresh
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Over medium high heat, brown ground beef and onion. Crumble beef as it browns. Drain if necessary.
  2. Add ground beef and onion, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil to slow cooker. Cook on High heat for 3 hours or on low heat for 6 hours.
  3. Mix all the different kinds of cheese together.
  4. Stir in tortellini and half of the cheeses. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  5. Cover and cook for 15-20 more minutes or until tortellini is tender.
  6. Serve while hot!
Recipe by Little Dairy On the Prairie at