Easy Cheesy Tortellini Casserole

Mikekey *


Something I threw together one night when I wasn't up to a trip to the store and wanted to use up things I had on hand. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread, if desired.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
1 Hr


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
yellow onion, peeled and diced
2 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
1 lb
ground turkey (thigh, not breast-too dry!)
1/4 c
fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp
dried rosemary, crushed
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) tomato sauce
4 Tbsp
tomato paste
1/4 c
red wine
4 oz
cream cheese
16 oz
packaged fresh cheese tortellini
4 oz
mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Easy Cheesy Tortellini Casserole


  • 1In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute until softened. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, being careful not to burn.
  • 2Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up as it cooks, for 10 minutes, or until browned. Stir in basil, rosemary, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, tomato paste and wine. Bring to a simmer, cove, and cook 20 minutes.
  • 3Add cream cheese and stir until melted and combined with sauce.
  • 4Cook tortellini according to package instructions; drain.
  • 5Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 3-quart deep casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 6Put drained tortellini in casserole and top with sauce. Stir to mix in. Top with mozzarella and sprinkle parmesan over top.
  • 7Bake 30 minutes, or until bubble and cheese is browned lightly.

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About Easy Cheesy Tortellini Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian