Hot & Saucy Tortellini

Hot & Saucy Tortellini
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 7 - 8 ounce dried cheese-filled tortellini (about 1 3/4 cups)

  • 8 ounce lean ground beef

  • 1 13-14 ounce jar tomato-basil pasta sauce

  • 1 16 ounce bottle salsa

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • Garlic Bread (optional)


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to pan. Meanwhile, cook ground beef in a large skillet until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and salsa. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir pasta and the cilantro into sauce mixture. Cool slightly; divide among 4 microwave safe containers. Cover and chill overnight.

To Tote:

Pack tortellini mixture and garlic bread in an insulated container with ice packs. To Serve: cover tortellini mixture with vented plastic wrap. Micro-cook on 70% power (medium-high) for about 4 minutes, stirring once. Heat garlic bread on 100% power (High) for 10 seconds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
18g Fat
42g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1450mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 252.4mg 19%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 497mg 11%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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