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Meatball Tortellini Recipe
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I combined some favorite staples from our freezer and pantry to come up with this easy dish. It has few ingredients and little preparation. —Tracie Bergeron, Chauvin, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (12 ounces), thawed
  • 2 cups uncooked dried cheese tortellini
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 136 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 484mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs and tortellini. In a large bowl, whisk soup, water and Creole seasoning. Pour over meatball mixture; stir well.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until tortellini are tender, 3-4 hours. Add vegetables during last half-hour of cooking. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Meatball Tortellini in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p52


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LibbiPeach@cox.net User ID: 4441258 78044
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Loved how easy this was to make, with items i normally keep on hand, or can keep in the freezer or pantry until ready to use. Tasted quite yummy also !"

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