Main Dishes

BAKED TORTELLINI RECIPE

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Baked tortellini is a super easy dish to whip together, and is loaded with veggies and cheese. Some call it “lazy-man’s lasagna”, some call it “Italian Meatloaf”, I call it DELICIOUS.

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1 19 ounce bag frozen cheese tortellini
8 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced
Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden chunky garlic paste or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped garlic
1 28 ounce can Hunt's tomato sauce (you can sub a different type but the end result will be different. Different tomato sauce brands contain drastically different amounts of sugar, salt, and other seasonings and make a huge difference.)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs paste or 1 teaspoon dried Italian Herb blend
2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden Basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmigianno Reggiano or grated parmesan if you are in a pinch!
Garnish with Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil
Meat Layer
1 pound ground beef
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely diced vidalia onions
1/4 cup finely diced fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup whole milk
Spinach
1 - 8 ounce bag frozen chopped spinach
1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 cup chicken stock
pinch nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350. For the sauce, heat olive oil over medium low heat and add the garlic paste or fresh garlic to the oil. Stir frequently and cook for 1 minute. Add in tomato sauce, sugar, and the rest...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
827

Sodium
1251mg
52% DV

Fat
50g
77% DV

Protein
46g
93% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV