Meat Lovers Pizza Tortellini

March 2, 2024

skillet of meat lovers pizza tortellini

 

This Meat Lovers Pizza Tortellini is the perfect family-friendly dinner! This recipe combines tender tortellini pasta with the delicious flavors of a meat lovers style pizza and honestly, how could it get any better than that? I can attest to the fact that this dish is awesome because every time I make it, everyone goes back for seconds!  

To make this dish start by bringing a large pot of water to boil and adding the tortellini. Make sure that you cook the tortellini per the package instructions to ensure it has the perfect amount of bite. Once you are finished cooking it, strain the water from the pasta and set aside. 

Now, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and the diced onions. Sauté the onions until they start to become soft (3-5 minutes). Add the ground beef and Italian sausage to the skillet and cook until it is brown, and there is no visible pink within the meat. Add minced garlic to the meat and stir to combine, cooking it for 1 additional minute or until it becomes fragrant. Then season the meat with Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt. Drain the grease from the meat and place the meat back into the skillet. Add the chopped bacon to the skillet as well.

Next, add the pizza sauce and tortellini on top of the meat and stir to combine. You will need to put the skillet over low heat and bring it to a simmer. Finally, top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Cover the skillet with a lid and turn off the heat, allowing the steam to melt the cheese. Serve this Meat Lovers Pizza Tortellini with a simple side salad and garlic bread for the perfect meal that will please everyone!  

 

 

skillet of meat lovers pizza tortellini

Meat Lovers Pizza Tortellini

This Meat Lovers Pizza Tortellini is the perfect family-friendly dish! It features three cheese tortellini combined with delicious pizza sauce and topped with Italian sausage, ground beef, bacon, pepperoni, and melted mozzarella cheese.
Adjust Servings6

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces tortellini pasta
  • ½ pound Italian ground sausage
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • 24 ounces pizza sauce

Instructions

  • Start by bringing a large pot of water to boil, add the tortellini and cook per the package instructions. Once cooked, strain the water from the pasta and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil and diced onions. Sauté the onions until they start to become soft (3-5 minutes). Add ground beef and Italian sausage to the skillet and cook until brown and no pink is visible within the meat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 additional minute or until it becomes fragrant. Season with Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt, if needed. Drain the grease from the meat, place the meat back into the skillet, and add the chopped bacon to the skillet.
  • Add the jar of pizza sauce and the cooked tortellini on top of the meat (set 1/2 cup of meat aside to garnish the top) and stir to combine. On low heat, bring to a simmer. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Cover with a lid and turn off the heat. Allow the steam to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

21 Comments

    • Tracy

      5 stars
      I made this for birthday supper and it was a definite hit! YUMBUM

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    • Tracy

      5 stars
      I made this for birthday supper and it was a definite hit! YUMBUM

      Reply
  1. Daniel Morgan

    We tried this recipe. Perhaps I was using too large of a pan for this, but, the 24oz jar of Pizza sauce wasn’t enough. It literally soaked into the Tortellini. When I make this again, I’m going to get two jars of Pizza Sauce instead. That or I may just use 32oz jar of Spaghetti Sauce. We’ll see.
    Other than it being a bit dry it was very tasty. I could not stop eating it…

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    • kcross

      Thanks for giving it a try and I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Leann Priehs

    5 stars
    I tried this last night and it was good. My family loved it. Thank you so much.

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    • kcross

      I am so happy to hear y’all enjoyed it!

      Reply
  3. Sarah Gilbertson

    5 stars
    No directions for the bacon so I just mixed it in to the meat sauce portion. SSSOOO GOOOOOD!!!

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    • Katie Cross

      Thanks for letting me know! I edited the post and fixed that. I am glad you enjoyed it and thanks for giving it a try!

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    • Johnnie

      Is the bacon cooked first before adding?

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      • Katie Cross

        Yes it should be cooked.

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  4. Katrina C

    5 stars
    This was fast and delicious I used turkey meat instead and my family loved it!

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  5. Bridget Call

    Delicious!
    I tried it at a friend’s recommendation.
    I added 1/2 pound more ground chuck and Italian sausage each.
    Added a small can of sliced black olives, drained, and a 24 oz. can of our favorite marinara sauce.
    Definitely a keeper!

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  6. Cathy

    Can I put this in a 9×13 dish and warm in oven later in the day?

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    • Katie Cross

      If you plan to make ahead I would recommend using twice the amount if sauce because the pasta will soak it up the longer it sits.

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  7. Daniel

    5 stars
    %100 delicious! Only thing different I did was use a 20oz bag of tortellini because I couldn’t find a 12oz bag, 4oz more of pizza sauce because I could only get 12oz cans and a extra half pound of sausage to compensate for everything else…… but it was delicious and it’s a few days of eating for me and the girlfriend….thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Nash Bermudez

    My family loved it.

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    • Katie Cross

      I am so happy y’all enjoyed it!

      Reply
  9. Aprilyn R

    5 stars
    I saw this recipe and had to try it. OMG! Soooo good and so easy to make!! Next time I make it I plan to melt the cheese and get the pepperoni a bit crunchy under the broiler. My hubby was impressed. So it’s a keeper!

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  10. Stephanie

    5 stars
    This recipe was a hit with my family! I just added another 14oz of Pizza Sauce and it was perfect! Definitely gonna make it again!

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  11. Amy

    5 stars
    So Tasty! Made as written and was wonderful. Next time I want to add some black olives. Make enough for an army so I’m also going to try freezing some, I’ll let you know how it works out.

    Reply

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