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Italian cheesy mince and tortellini bake!

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

Italy is a country full of amazing food and flavors. From the traditional Italian cuisine to the more modern dishes, there is something for everyone. This delicious cheesy mince and tortellini bake is full of comfort, flavour and is incredibly easy to make. The combination of tender tortellini, rich tomato sauce and melted cheese is irresistible!


Italian tortellini
Italian cheesy mince and tortellini bake

The story

Tortellini bake is a classic Italian dish that dates back centuries. It originated in the Italian city of Bologna in the 15th century, and since then it has become a beloved staple in many Italian households.

 

Ingredients

500 gms of ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 jar of high quality tomato sauce

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

500 gms fresh cheese tortellini

Instructions

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.

In a large pan, over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add the ground beef, garlic, onion, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the beef is browned, about 10 minutes.


Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.


Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and set aside.


In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, parmesan, and oregano. Mix until combined.


Add the cooked beef mixture to the bowl and stir to combine.


In a baking dish, layer the beef mixture, tortellini, and remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.


Serve warm. Enjoy!


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