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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Baked Cheese Tortellini

Baked Cheese Tortellini recipe - refrigerated cheese tortellini baked in a mixture of spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Ready in 20 minutes! SUPER quick weeknight pasta recipe! Can add meat to the sauce.

This is another find from Cooking What I Pin.  I love that Jill is making a lot of the recipes floating around on Pinterest.  This recipe caught my eye.  I had some leftover spaghetti sauce and decided to give it a try.  It was wonderful and super easy.  The hardest part about this recipe is boiling the tortellini.  I used cheese tortellini, but you could use any flavor of tortellini you like.  The sauce was really nice and creamy from the addition of some cream cheese. I may try some of the Philidelphia cooking cream in it next time.  We both really loved this quick pasta dish.  It is also great reheated for lunch.

Baked Cheese Tortellini recipe - refrigerated cheese tortellini baked in a mixture of spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Ready in 20 minutes! SUPER quick weeknight pasta recipe! Can add meat to the sauce.


Baked Cheese Tortellini recipe - refrigerated cheese tortellini baked in a mixture of spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Ready in 20 minutes! SUPER quick weeknight pasta recipe! Can add meat to the sauce.

Baked Cheese Tortellini
adapted from Cooking What I Pin
serves 6-8
(Printable Recipe)

  • 2 (9-oz) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini (I used Buitoni)
  • 1 (26 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded  mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350.

Cook the tortellini per package instructions. Drain.

In a large bowl, stir together spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Stir in cooked tortellini.

Pour into greased 9x13 dish. Sprinkle the mixture with the mozzarella cheese and the remaining parmesan cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.


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7 comments:

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  2. Can a meat sauce work for this or does it have to be meatless?

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  3. LauraJ - you can use a meat sauce if you would like. I think it would taste great!

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  4. Yummy! I love pasta and could eat it every day.

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  5. YUM! Makes me want to make it again. So glad you tried it...and thanks for the shout-out!

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  6. Steph,

    I'm wondering ... (I know, dangerous)

    When I make lasagna, I don't boil the noodles first; I just layer them in raw and bake after about 30 minutes. They come out perfect! Reckon I could do the same with fresh tortellini and wait about 15 minutes before baking? What do you think?

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  7. deede - I thought about that when I made this. I make a no-boil penne pasta that is delicious. If you try it, I would add a touch more liquid to the sauce, so the pasta has something to cook in.

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