Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

There’s nothing better than coming home to the cheesiest tortellini ever, and yes, it’s easily made right in the crockpot!

Prep Time : 15 minutes

Cook Time : 8 hours, 20 minutes

 Total Time : 8 hours, 35 minutes

Yield : 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Place ground beef mixture, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and green chiles, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes into a slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Uncover and stir in tortellini; top with cheeses. Cover and cook on low heat for an additional 15-30 minutes, or until tender.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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