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Easy Tortellini Casserole

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This 4 ingredient easy tortellini casserole will blow your mind! It is a no-fuss weeknight dinner idea that the whole family loves as it combines cheese tortellini, your favorite pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and ricotta cheese! This dish will be on your table in less than 1 hour. 

Easy Tortellini Casserole

Easy tortellini casserole is one of those dishes that belongs on everyone’s table! It is so easy to prepare, it is packed full of so much flavor, it is versatile, and can be made ahead of time to make dinner time a breeze!

It is the perfect meal to take to a friend at the last minute and make as a freezer meal. 

easy tortellini casserole

If you love easy pasta dishes then you will want to try our Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta as well as our Instant Pot Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta. 

easy tortellini casserole

Instructions:

  • Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions and drain well. 
  • Place 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Layer ½ of the tortellini in the bottom of the baking dish. 
  • Drop ½ of the ricotta cheese by the spoonful into the baking dish. 
  • Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese, and top that with ½ of the remaining sauce. 
  • Add the remaining tortellini, followed by the remaining ricotta, sauce, and finally the remaining mozzarella cheese on top. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes. 
  • Let rest 10 minutes before serving. 
easy tortellini casserole

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • This is the perfect vegetarian dish. If you want to add in a little protein you can. Just cook your ground beef, ground pork, or ground turkey while you cook your noodles. Drain the grease and layer on top of the tortellini. You could also combine it with the pasta sauce if you prefer. 
  • Love Italian spices? Add 2 tsp. of garlic powder, oregano, basil, and onion powder to the sauce prior to adding it to the dish. 
  • If you have a favorite homemade pasta sauce you can use that for this recipe as well. 
  • You can add other varieties of cheese or even reduce the amount of cheese if you prefer. 

Storage

This easy tortellini casserole stores great in the fridge. Just cover and place in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

easy tortellini casserole

Freezer

This makes for a great freezer meal. Just assemble according to the directions and let it completely cool. Once cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then again with foil. Place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

When you are ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake according to the directions. You may need to add 5 or so minutes to the baking time. 

Can I make this ahead of time?

You can make this dish up to 24 hours ahead of time. Just follow the simple recipe and prior to baking, cover tightly and store in the fridge. 

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When you are ready to enjoy, pull out of the fridge as your oven preheats and bake according to the directions. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if you opt to make this ahead of time. 

easy tortellini casserole

Easy Tortellini Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This 4 ingredient easy tortellini casserole will blow your mind! It is a no-fuss weeknight dinner idea that the whole family loves as it combines cheese tortellini, your favorite pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and ricotta cheese! This dish will be on your table in less than 1 hour.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 Jar Pasta sauce
  • 3 C. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 C. Ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions and drain well. 
  2. Place 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Layer ½ of the tortellini in the bottom of the baking dish. 
  4. Drop ½ of the ricotta cheese by the spoonful into the baking dish. 
  5. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese, and top that with ½ of the remaining sauce. 
  6. Add the remaining tortellini, followed by the remaining ricotta, sauce, and finally the remaining mozzarella cheese on top. 
  7. Bake for 40 minutes. 
  8. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 526mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

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Lori

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

How many ounces is "a Large package of refrigerated cheese tortellini"? I'm eye-balling my 20 oz package and it doesn't seem like there would be enough for 2 layers like your photos show. TIA

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