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Easy Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

by Milisa on January 24, 2013

Easy Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce | Miss in the Kitchen

Today I have a fabulous giveaway for the Anolon Nouvelle Copper 3 QT. Covered Casserole and Easy Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce all to continue my 40th birthday celebration!

I love to celebrate the birthdays of my three boys but when it comes to my own, I usually prefer it to be pretty quiet.  This year I thought I’d have a little fun since it’s my fortieth and that seems to be some kind of dreaded milestone.  I am approaching it as something to celebrate and I have some great food and some great giveaways for you this week!

My middle son has basketball practice at varying times in the evenings and so I usually need something quick to feed him the moment he walks in or something that will taste just as good if it has to wait awhile.  I picked up some tortellini from the store and made a quick meat sauce, added a salad and some French bread and it couldn’t have been easier!

Easy  Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce | Miss in the Kitchen

Of course if you are in a bigger hurry skip the tomatoes and just use your favorite marinara sauce from a jar, it’s all good.  It is filling, it is tasty and my boys loved it.

The Anolon 3 Qt. Covered Casserole has hide sides making it perfect for one dish meals and I love that it comes with a lid.  Perfect for keeping things warm while we wait for basketball practice to be over.

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This Anolon® Nouvelle Copper casserole pan features durable, hard anodized construction crafted with copper to deliver optimum heat control and perfect cooking performance. The double full cap base features a copper core, enveloped between aluminum, completed with a magnetized stainless steel base. The copper and aluminum provide excellent heat conduction, and the stainless steel base makes this cookware suitable for all cooktops, including induction. 

Last fall I participated in the Virtual Potluck Anolon event and fell in love with the Nouvelle Copper line of Anolon.  I loved it so much that I bought this very pan for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  This is a quote that she put on twitter, ” can’t thank you enough for my @Anolon pans, I love them! I swear they make everything taste better!”  

Now wouldn’t you love to have this fantastic Anolon Nouvelle Copper Covered Casserole?  I knew you would! It will become  your favorite, you will wonder how you ever got by in the kitchen with out it!

To enter:

  • Visit Anolon and let me know which other piece of the Nouvelle Cooper line that you would like to have. (Be specific!)

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Leave a comment for each.  Entries will be received through January 30, 2013.  Open to US residents.

Easy Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce | Miss in the Kitchen

Easy Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 19 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil cut into ribbons

Directions:

Add ground beef to pan and season with salt and pepper.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often to break it into crumbles and brown on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from pan into a bowl, drain excess grease if needed and set aside.

Add diced tomatoes, sugar, shallot and butter to pan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and cook 20 minutes, stirring often.

Return browned ground beef to the pan with the tomatoes, stir in Parmesan, half and half and  tortellini.  Raise to medium heat and cover with lid.  Cook for 5 minutes, stir well, lower heat to medium-low and cover.  Cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until tortellini are heated through.

Stir in fresh basil and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Miss

Disclosure: I was provided with the Anolon Covered Casserole for review and Anolon is sponsoring the giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

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Christine January 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

This looks tasty. I like that you used tortellini.

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Tara @ Unsophisticook January 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

Simple and flavorful — perfect for our busy family!

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Cassie | Bake Your Day January 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

I have a new-found love for tortellini. This looks great!

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Khanh January 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

The 11 Piece Set with the bonus!!! =) If you’re gonna dream, dream big, right?!! But if I had to pick just one piece, I’d go with the 8 Quart Covered Stockpot, I like making my own stock for soups (especially during this freezing cold weather!)

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Thank you for the opportunity and, once again, a very happy birthday week to you!!!

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Cindy Brickley January 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I would love to get this set and the price isn’t so bad:
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel
10-Piece Set with Bonus
SKU: 05150
Availability: In Stock
$299.99
$224.99 with coupon, use code FLIRT5

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neenah January 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

This is a great dish-i made it-i subscribe to all your sites & analon-also my “40th” birthday was a great one as i’m sure yours will be too-(actually it has been the best time of my life so far). As far as the analon set-i love it all, so i would leave it up to you to pick out your favorite piece if i was to win.

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abby January 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

the 8 Quart Covered Stockpot would definitely come in handy as well!

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barbara n January 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I would like to have the 8 Quart Covered Stockpot because I have been making lots of soup and sauce!

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Barbara Ann Sh January 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

12 inch Stirfry :)

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles January 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I am loving that covered casserole – it’s an item I don’t have. I’m also eyeing up that 8″ skillet, since I only have 2 large ones. Happy Birthday again, Milisa! :)

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JulieD January 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

This…this looks so good!!! And comforting! Your photographs are so beautiful, Milisa!

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jacquie January 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

the 4 quart covered casserol. and lots of other pieces when i win the lottery :)

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jacquie January 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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Bev @ Bev Cooks January 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Favorite. Dish. In. Life.

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Beth Fraser January 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I would have to say that I would love the 11 piece set. I have a mismatched well worn set of pots and pans and could really use an entire set! If I had to pick only one piece it would be the 2 qt. covered saucepan as I use mine almost every night!

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Beth Fraser January 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I follow you on pinterest! Corgi :)

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Brett January 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

my stock pot is a total piece of garbage – Sooo… the 8 Quart Covered Stockpot SKU: 82520 would be a welcome addition to the rack.

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Nancy L. January 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

That is one nice 3 qt covered casserole. I don’t even own anything like that.
If I had to pick one piece, it would be the 8 qt covered stock pot. It would be perfect to feed a larger crowd as I’m always having family over to eat.
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Mintyboy January 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

6.5-Quart Covered Chef Pan with Helper Handle in the Analon Advance bronze sure looks like a good keeper if I could afford it. It’s such a nice color not usually seen with cookware.

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Angie January 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I have fallen in love with those Analon pots and pans, I reach for them even more than the Al-Clad and Calphalon. It’s crazy. Great recipe too!

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Shelly January 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I’d love to have the 8 quart covered stockpot.

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Jeffrey January 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

My choice is the 3 Quart Covered Saute Pan with Helper Handle, nice and versatile!

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Laura January 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

What a tastey looking recipe, great photos, too!

In terms of what I would get, if I was being responsible with my money, I would probably get the skillet twin pack, as I actually need a non-stick skillet for eggs and such. I really like the 3-Quart casserole, though, just for having.

Aw man, it’s almost lunch, and now I’m super hungry. Thanks a lot! :)

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

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LA / nodecaf January 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

Looks delicious. Found you via a Pinterest post. Made the necessary subcriptions via Pinterest & Twitter. Nice size on that covered casserole. Add the 3 Quart Covered Saute Pan with Helper Handle Sku: 82522 and I would have the perfect pair.

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kesha January 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

I would love the 8 Quart Covered Stockpot! I do not have a stockpot and this would be wonderful!

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain January 25, 2013 at 1:25 am

Seriously, this looks insanely good! I can’t WAIT to make this recipe!

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MaryB January 25, 2013 at 2:35 am

I would love to have the 5.5 qt. covered saucier pan. Or the 3 qt. stainless steel saute pan with helper handle. Great cookware! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking January 25, 2013 at 2:43 am

Love this super easy recipe, Milisa! Great giveaway, too!

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Andrea D. January 25, 2013 at 4:05 am

I like the 3 Quart Covered Saute with Helper Handle in Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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rachel January 25, 2013 at 4:43 am

I’d use the 12 Inch Stir Fry pan nearly every day!!

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The 3 quart covered casserole would get a lot of use in our house!

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Mendy Dinsmore January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

I would really like the 2 Quart Covered Saucepan also. It’s my most used size pot in our household.

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Ohh the choices to make! I guess I would go with the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Covered 3 qt Casserole but for another piece it would be the 11-Piece Set with Bonus or the twin skillet set ..I really need new pans!

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I love this tortellini with meat sauce. Perfect weeknight dinner! I love the 3 Quart Covered Saute Pan with Helper Handle. Perfect for many saute needs. I love that it has a cover which most saute pans don’t.

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Kim in MD January 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

This looks delicious, Milisa!

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The Peace Patch January 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Definitely a 12 Inch Skillet would be perfect for giant pancakes! :)

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TiffanyJane January 31, 2013 at 2:43 am

This looks great, will have to try it :)

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jeanette January 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Looks delicious I can’t wait to try it.
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