Tortellini Bolognese

All You MARCH 2005

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.20


  • 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


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

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

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 733
  • Fat: 51g
  • Saturated fat: 25g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 172mg
  • Sodium: 651mg

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Tortellini Bolognese Recipe