Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini {Freezer Meal}

By Rachel Tiemeyer
September 18, 2012

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}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6, one 8x8 casserole. 1x
  • Category: Freezer Meal
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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!


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 1/2 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 8×8 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 1/2 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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27 replies
  1. Kathy says:

    Would it be possible to cook this and freeze the leftovers? I usually make large dishes, eat a portion for dinner and freeze the rest, nut this says to freeze before cooking.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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