Monday, July 18, 2011

Lasagna Style Tortellini

 I've been making this recipe for quite a while now, it's just been a long time since I've made it!  I can't believe I haven't made it for so long.  I really like this recipe, it's easy, quick and yummy!  If you like lasagna, you're going to love this!  The recipe originally called for cheese ravioli, so one day I went to Wal-Mart, to buy it and they were all out!  I didn't know what to do, until I noticed a bag of cheese filled tortellini.  Hmm...I had never used these before, but I thought I'd give it a try.  And, well, it turned out even better, what a nice surprise!  This dish is well worth a try, and it makes a ton.

Spread sauce on the bottom of the baking dish and layer with 1/2 the tortellini.

Top off w/ more sauce, 1/2 the cottage cheese and 2 c. mozzarella cheese.

Add one more layer of tortellini, sauce and cottage cheese.

Finally top off w/ 2 more cups of mozzarella cheese and 1/4 c of Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until bubbly.

Let stand for 5-10 minutes and serve.  Yummy!

Lasagna Style Tortellini


1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Chopped Onion (optional)
1 28 oz Jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 20-25 oz Frozen Cheese Filled Tortellini (or try w/ cheese filled ravioli)
16 oz Small-Curd Cottage Cheese
4 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 c Grated Parmesan Cheese

Saute ground beef and onion together and mix in spaghetti sauce.  Spread 1/2 c sauce in an un-greased 9x13 baking dish.  Layer w/ half of the tortellini, 1/2 of the sauce, 1 c of cottage cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layer one more time.  Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until bubbly.  Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!!


Katie said...

Yummm! This is right up my alley! It looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Delicious idea alright. And if one can find tortellini with other fillings to use then all the better!