Make-ahead Tomato Basil Tortellini Bake Recipe

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Make-Ahead Tomato Basil Tortellini Bake

michelle 'FLAME' kelley

By
@flameswithinice

this one freezes so nice. make it ahead and just freeze in a freezer/oven/table dish. will last up to two months in your freezer if in a air tight dish. make some fresh garlic bread sticks by Pillsbury,a light green salad. may try a sweet berry tart or cobbler for dessert

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg.(1 lb.) frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup frozen peas
1 tub(10 oz.) philadelphia tomato & basil cooking creme
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup water
1 red pepper cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded italian* five cheese with a touch of philadelphia

I LOVE CREAM CHEESE AND PHILADELPHIA IS BY FAR THE BEST BRAND.

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt
2and adding peas for the last minute of pasta cooking drain.
3Mix all remaining ingredients except shredded cheese in saucepan.Return pasta to pan; mix lightly.
4Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with shredded cheese.
5Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze up to 3 months.Refrigerate overnight to thaw.
6Heat oven to 350ºF. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 1 hour or until heated through, uncovering after 45 min.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #creamcheese, #meatless