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Tortellini Bolognese

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (1 lb.) package fresh cheese tortellini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 733
  • fat 51 g
  • satfat 25 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 172 mg
  • sodium 651 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook beef in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir thoroughly to break up meat until no longer pink, for about 5 minutes.

  2. Add onion, celery, carrot and bay leaf; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, for about 6 minutes.

  3. Add cream and marinara sauce; simmer until sauce is thickened slightly, for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, boil a pot of salted water and cook tortellini per package directions. Drain, add pasta to sauce, and toss well. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.