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!!