Tortellini Bake Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

This tortellini bake is sure to please your crowd. From kids to grandparents, this is a dinner everyone can love.

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Are you looking for an easy weeknight vegetarian meal?  Pasta is always one of my family’s favorites and I hope this one will get to be one of yours too. Cheese tortellini gets paired with spinach and marinara sauce. Mozzarella cheese tops off this dish and it is baked until it is cheesy and golden brown.  It includes spinach and tomatoes so there is no need to serve anything else with this complete meal unless you want to.  Now let’s talk about how easy it is to put together.

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I love this meal because it takes less than half an hour from start to finish. If you desire, it can be assembled in the morning, left in the fridge and baked at dinner time right before serving. Can things be any easier than that?

I use a 19 ounce package of frozen tortellini. They are precooked and boil in only a few minutes. But you can also use refrigerated tortellini which also cook very quick.  Not all package sizes are the same but as long as you are using a package that is within a few ounces of what I used, your recipe will be fine.

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Now let’s talk marinara sauce. I have to tell you that I am a marinara snob and make my own.  I always have some in the freezer but that is just me. Feel free to use your favorite brand of marinara or spaghetti sauce. If you like to make your own, it’s actually very easy and my 25 minute marinara sauce recipe is a staple in my house. This recipe is very versatile and if you need some meat with your meal, you can use meat sauce instead of marinara too.

This is one of my popular go to dinners for a good meatless Monday meal.  If you want some more vegetarian choices, check out these delicious dinners.  Now you’ll have one for every day of the week too!

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Tortellini Bake Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces Tortellini Pasta with Cheese Filling, frozen
  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Chopped Frozen Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Basil, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, boil about 5 to 10 minutes according to instructions. Drain when done.
  2. In a small sauce pan, mix together marinara, Parmesan cheese and spinach. Cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Stir well.
  3. In a 2 quart baking dish, mix together tortellini and sauce mixture. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes. Turn the broiler on and bake for 2 to 3 more minutes or until the cheese gets slightly golden brown.
  5. Cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle with dried basil and serve in bowls.

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 172
Calories 640

% Daily Value*
33%
Total Fat 22g
54%
  Saturated Fat 11g
53%
Sodium 1278mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate 76g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 13g
66%
Protein 33g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.