Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini {Freezer Meal}


This easy and oh-so-cheesy baked pasta is a great way to use up leftover veggies, like frozen or fresh spinach. Even your meat-lover will dig this one!

Need a 25-minute four-ingredient dish for dinner that everyone will love? Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is it!

This easy and oh-so-cheesy baked pasta is a great way to use up leftover veggies, like frozen or fresh spinach. Even your meat-lover will dig this one!

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is a vegetarian spin-off of my Baked Beef Ravioli. It’s meatless but oh-so-filling. Plus, it’s also a great way to use up leftover frozen or fresh spinach and sneak in more nutrition into some comfort food. Using only four ingredients, you’ve got a family-pleaser for sure.

This easy and oh-so-cheesy baked pasta is a great way to use up leftover veggies, like frozen or fresh spinach. Even your meat-lover will dig this one!

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Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini {Freezer Meal}
 
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This easy and oh-so-cheesy baked pasta is a great way to use up leftover veggies, like frozen or fresh spinach. Even your meat-lover will dig this one!
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Serves: 4-6, one 8x8 casserole.
Ingredients
  • 1 package (16 oz.) cheese tortellini, cooked al dente (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (approximately 28 oz.; I like Newman’s Own Marinara)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (or ½ cup frozen spinach, defrosted, drained and chopped)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese and/or Italian mix cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Boil cheese tortellini until al dente (about 2 minutes), according to package directions.
  3. Spread thin layer of sauce into bottom of baking dish. Arrange half of the cooked tortellini over the sauce. Top tortellini with ½ of sauce, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and Italian cheese.
  4. Repeat layers again, ending with the last of the cheese on top.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.
Notes
Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Prepare the casserole normally and stop before baking. Freeze in an airtight freezable container.
To Prepare:
When ready to bake, thaw 24-48 hours in the fridge or use the defrost setting in the microwave. Bake according to directions. If casserole is still somewhat frozen, you will have to bake it 10-15 minutes longer. If it starts to get too brown on top, cover with foil.

 

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  5. Nicole says

    Hi! I’m wondering if I can make this recipe and put it in the fridge until I make it the next evening. Do you think I should freeze it if I plan to make it within 24 hours? TIA!

    • Rachel says

      I think that would be fine.

  6. Jenna says

    Do you cook the tortellini before freezing?

    • Rachel says

      Yes, make according to directions and then freeze before baking.

  7. Mary says

    I make this with ravioli all the time – no need to boil the pasta first.

    • Rachel says

      Thanks, Mary, what a helpful tip!

  8. Tammy says

    Hi, is the cheese tortellini fresh, frozen, or dried? Thanks!

    • Rachel says

      I have made it with all three! Just make sure they are cooked through when you finally take them out of the oven. Hard to mess this one up.

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  11. Patrice says

    Thank you ladies for this recipe. I made it tonight… with my daughter. It was delicious and she enjoyed learning how to make this meal with me.

    • Rachel says

      What a great mama to be in the kitchen cooking with your daughter! Love to hear that this was a success for you.

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