Recipe For Tortellini Bake

The One Pot Tortellini Bake is a mouthwatering, wholesome meal that unites the ease of single-pot preparation with the delicious flavors of Italian fare. This alluring dish showcases cheese-filled tortellini surrounded by a robust, flavorful tomato sauce, mingled with succulent veggies and fragrant herbs. Topped off with an ample helping of melted cheese that forms an enticing golden topping, this dish is ideal for hectic weekday dinners. With its comforting taste and minimal washing up, the One Pot Tortellini Bake is destined to become a cherished family staple.

Recipe For Tortellini

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 2 cups spinach or kale, chopped (optional)
  • 1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (20 oz) package of cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley or basil, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  3. Stir in bell pepper and spinach or kale, if using. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly softened.
  4. Pour in marinara sauce and diced tomatoes, then add oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  5. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then add the tortellini to the skillet. Stir gently to ensure the tortellini is well-coated in the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the tortellini and sauce.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley or basil, if desired, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 600 kcal
  • Total Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg
  • Sodium: 1300 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 65 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugars: 10 g
  • Protein: 30 g

Please note that the nutritional information is approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.