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Cheesy Tortellini Freezer Meal (Full Recipe Inside)

Let me start off by saying I feel a little embarrassed to share the final product of this freezer meal recipe — because I forgot to add the cheese! Somehow I forget to add the most important part of this freezer meal. So please pretend that you see the cheese on top 😉 Regardless, The freezer meal was very yummy! My kids ate seconds and one even had thirds. 😀 Check out this freezer meal for your easy time cooking !

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Cheesy tortellini Freezer meal

Recipe Type: freezer meal Main Course

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Serves: 8

Freezer meal Ingredients

  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (10 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • crushed red peppers (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 boxes tortellini (refrigerated or dry)

Freezer meal Instructions

  1. To Freeze: Combine Beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, basil, red pepper, salt and pepper into large freezer bag and freeze.
  2. To cook: Defrost and cook in large skillet for 30 minutes. Cook pasta according to package and add to beef mixture when cooked. Add cheese and serve.
  3. Cook in crockpot: defrost, place in crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Cook pasta according to package and add to beef mixture 30 minutes before serving.

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