Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly

This Chicken & Broccoli Tortellini Casserole is fantastic! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce. To cut down on the prep time, I suggest using rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this recipe. You will need a whole chicken. I like the ones from Costco best, but any rotisserie chicken will work great!

This Chicken & Broccoli Tortellini Casserole is a great make ahead/freezer meal. This makes a lot, so you can split the casserole between two pans. Bake one now and freeze one for later. High five for easy weeknight meals!! Just a note - you don't pre-cook the tortellini in this dish. The tortellini will cook as the casserole bakes in the oven.

This is really a whole meal in one pan. We just served this with some biscuits. Comfort food at its best! Can't wait to dig into this again soon!

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly



Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly
Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole - comfort food at its best! Chicken, broccoli and tortellini tossed in a quick white sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. The whole family cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! Chicken, broccoli, tortellini, butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion and red pepper. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great easy weeknight dinner casserole recipe! #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner #chickencasserole #kidfriendly



Yield: serves 8

Chicken & Broccoli Tortellini Casserole

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 (20-oz) package refrigerated mixed cheese tortellini, uncooked (Buitoni)
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk in broth and half-and-half. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. About 6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of Parmesan, onion salt and red pepper.  Stir until cheese has melted.
  5. Stir in pasta, chicken and broccoli. Spread into prepared pan. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes.






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5 comments

  1. Did you use fresh or frozen Broc? Do you pre cook the fresh Broc, or thaw the frozen first?

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    1. I used fresh broccoli and did not cook it. It cooks with the casserole. Enjoy!

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  2. Do you think this could be prepared and frozen prior to baking?

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  4. I ended up cooking the minced garlic in the butter before adding the flour to make the roux, but the directions didn’t specifically say when you added it.

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