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Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini

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The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It’s creamy, rich and hearty, made with tortellini, cream cheese, meat sauce and spinach.

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The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

If your family does a weekly pasta night, you’ll definitely want to add this hearty tortellini to your rotation. It’s so easy with simple ingredients like frozen tortellini, ground beef, pasta sauce, cream cheese to make it extra creamy and spinach (for good measure ;))

My husband calls it the creamy greenie tortellini dinner.

Try your Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini with Garlic Knots or Cheesy Garlic Bread Sliders.

The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

What you’ll need

  • Crock Pot
  • 36 ounce bag frozen tortellini 
  • Fresh spinach- can also use frozen/thawed spinach
  • Cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
  • Lean ground beef
  • Spaghetti sauce- your favorite or make it yourself, you’ll need about 24 ounces
  • Chicken broth 
  • Onion and garlic
  • Seasonings- salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese- if you shred it yourself it tastes better! 
The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

How to make it

First , prepare the meat sauce: Add the ground beef to a medium sized skillet with thew onion and garlic.

Cook the ground beef with the onion and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. (Drain meat if necessary.)

Season with salt and pepper to taste and add in the Italian seasoning. Pour the spaghetti sauce into the beef mixture and mix everything together. 

Once the meat sauce is cooked, add the frozen tortellini in to the crock pot and pour in the meat sauce and chicken broth.

Cut the cream cheese into pieces and place the  cubes on top. Cover and cook on low 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. 

The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

Sprinkle in the shredded mozzarella cheese and spinach and stir until well combined. 

The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. 

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The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and filling with tortellini, cream cheese, a hearty meat sauce and spinach.

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini

The whole family is going to love this easy weeknight Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini dinner. It's creamy, rich and hearty, made with tortellini, cream cheese, meat sauce and spinach.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 10 servings
Calories 516 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 36 ounce bag frozen tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
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Instructions
 

  • First , prepare the meat sauce: Add the ground beef to a medium sized skillet with thew onion and garlic.
  • Cook the ground beef with the onion and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. (Drain meat if necessary.)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and add in the Italian seasoning. Pour the spaghetti sauce into the beef mixture and mix everything together.
  • Once the meat sauce is cooked, add the frozen tortellini in to the crock pot and pour in the meat sauce and chicken broth.
  • Cut the cream cheese into pieces and place the  cubes on top. Cover and cook on low 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  • Sprinkle in the shredded mozzarella cheese and spinach and stir until well combined.
  • Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 30gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1029mgPotassium: 452mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1247IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 5mg
Keyword alfredo pasta, crock pot, easy weeknight dinner, slow cooker, tortellini
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