My friend’s Beth and Kerry cooked this for a group of us during a college reunion weekend. It’s way easier than lasagna, and it definately tastes great. Beth emailed me the recipe, and said her mom had been making it for their family for a long time.
Sometimes when I don’t have enough time I just use a jar of premade spaghetti sauce instead of making my own tomato sauce. I’ve also just used ground beef when I don’t have Italian Sausage in the freezer.
Tortellini Lasagna (source: Beth’s Mom)
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground italian sausage
1/2 cup white onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 16 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
4 cups cheese tortellini
1/2 cup shredded parmesan.
Brown meat, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan. Drain, and return to skillet.
Add next 5 ingredients (basil, oregano, worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and tomato paste) to skillet. Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
In a greased 9×13 place tortellini (I usually use frozen). Layer the cottage cheese on top and 1 cup of the mozzerella.
Pour sauce you just made from skillet evenly over the top of your noodles/cheeses layer. Top wth additional mozzerella cheese and parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove the cover for the last 15 minutes of baking. Enjoy.
Katherine’s Rating: 8
Kurt’s Rating: 7.5