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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cheesy Crock pot Tortellini

Tortellini is a pasta dish that comes from the Italian region of Bologna. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all members of the stuffed pasta family. Tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese. 
One organization in thee city of Bologna has its members wear red and gold hats shaped like tortellini. Ribbons that have gold shaped tortellini hanging on it are also wore around necks of members. The goal of the members is to preserve traditional tortellini. 
Tortellini can be prepared topped with cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce. There are a variety of great tortellini recipes. The recipe we share today can be prepared in slow cooker and save time. 
1 lb. ground hamburger or sausage, browned 
1 pkg. (20 oz.) frozen tortellini
1 (25-28 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz.) can Italian style diced tomatoes
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
Brown the hamburger over medium heat in a medium size skillet.. Add the onion, garlic and tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and let simmer another 5 minutes. Place 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of 5 to 6 qt. slow cooker. Add half of the frozen tortellini, half the remainder of sauce and then repeat.      Sprinkle with cheese. Cook on low 4 hours or until tortellini is tender.


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