Is anyone like me and completely hate deciding what to have for supper? I recently saw a post on Facebook stating "Who would have known the hardest decision of your grown up life would be what to make for dinner!" OMG this is soo true! One doesn't like something that the other does. I'm constantly making either the same thing over and over again, or make two meals. Plus, I was getting so sick of the same old boring meals. After a night of arguing as to "what is for supper" the night before, I spent the next morning going through Pinterest looking for quick and easy supper ideas. After a couple hours of pinning away, I had a few good ideas to go off of. I headed out to the grocery store to pick up my ingredients that I needed for a few of the meals I had decided to try out. I have decided to share these with you, as well as let you know how my family liked them. https://www.pinterest.ca/cherylann0428
Today's supper idea is called Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini! I will link the recipe I went off of here!
I thought it was too rich for me, my husband loved it, and my son didn't' like it at all.
Here is the recipe:
I started with taking out my pasta for an hour before. I know it said you could use frozen, but I let it defrost for a bit. I also used what I had which was Bacon and Cheese flavour. You could use whatever you have. I also used pre shredded cheese.
First I browned my ground beef and added a little garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.Next I strained the grease off, when it was browned.
At the same time, I boiled my pasta. Because I had thawed it a bit, it didn't take long.
Once the ground beef was browned and drained, I added my can of pasta sauce and the package of creme cheese. Now this is where I would change up the recipe if I ever made it again. I found it too much to use a full bar of cream cheese, I would only use half next time. So if you are a person who loves cream cheese, then you might enjoy it this thick and cheesy, I, on the other hand felt it was too heavy with the full cream cheese. Mix it all together unit all the cheese is melted and mixed together.
Next I drained and rinsed the pasta with luke warm water. I did this so that the pasta wouldn't stick together.
Next I added the pasta to the meat sauce. I mixed it well.
Until it looked like this.
Next I poured the mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and then top with shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan cheese.
I placed the casserole on the center rack and baked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. I then baked it for an additional 3 minutes with the broiler on to completely brown and melt the cheese on top.
These pictures are of it fully baked and ready to eat!
Print out the recipe here.
If you end up making this casserole, let me know how you like it. Do you get sick of trying to figure out what to make for supper every night? Is Pinterest your go to recipe finder or do you use something else?
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo