Tortellini Bake

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Casseroles and Bakes are so perfect for weeknight meals – I know I have said this before but it bears repeating because it’s true. And sausage and pasta make a great combination but it doesn’t always have to be in the Italian food profile. By using some different spices and flavors you can easily make something new. You gotta try this Tortellini Bake with your family soon – mine devoured it.

Tortellini Bake

You can use any flavor of sausage you like. I used a garlic sausage – but a roasted red pepper would be really good too. You could also use a tortellini with more than just cheese in it or even the kind with spinach in the pasta. The sauce is the real star of this dish. My husband has already asked me to use it the next time I make a mac and cheese dish. The chili powder and cumin really give it a nice little kick.

Tortellini Bake

This bake was enough on its own to make a meal but you could certainly do a side of garlic bread and/or a green salad. I had hoped to have some leftovers for lunch later in the week but the boys stopped just short of licking the dish clean – lol!

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Tortellini Casserole

A creamy casserole with a little kick!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casseroles, cheese sauce, Sausage, tortellini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • lb Cheese Tortellini fresh or frozen
  • lb Chicken Sausage cut in ½ inch coins
  • 1 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400deg.
  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat, add butter. Once melted whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream and cook for 2 minutes then add 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Once cheese is melted stir in chili powder, garlic powder and cumin.
  • In a 13 x 9 baking dish, combine sausage, tortellini and tomatoes. Pour sauce over top and and stir to combine. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and parsley. Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “Tortellini Bake

  1. Cathy Kennedy – Knoxville, TN – I’m the girl next door, you know me. I’m like you: a daughter, a sister, a mother, or a wife. I’m your pal. I’m someone you can giggle with or at…talk about health or weight concerns…reminisce of good times and bad…your cheerleader and confidante… and someone to be off-the-wall with. Inscribing myself one sentence at a time in the hearts of others is my passion. Every day is a new chapter, full of inspirations waiting to be shared. This is my contribution to you, to share completely of myself…your pal. Take a moment to relax. This is your time to spend with a friend. While you’re at it, have a cup of tea and make yourself at home on my blog. I look forward to getting to know you, friend.
    Cathy Kennedy says:

    Mmmm, looks so good!

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