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Baked tortellini Author: Nicole Johnson

Baked tortellini
Author: Nicole Johnson
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

Baked tortellini is a super easy dish to whip together, and is loaded with veggies and cheese. Some call it “lazy-man’s lasagna”, some call it “Italian Meatloaf”, I call it DELICIOUS.

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30 mins
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
6 servings
3250 kcal


19 ounce cheese tortellini frozen
8 ounce mozzarella cheese sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. Gourmet Garden chunky garlic paste
28 ounce Hunt's tomato sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs paste
2 tsp. Gourmet Garden Basil
1/2 cup Parmigianno Reggiano fresh grated
Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil
Meat layer
1 pound ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs Italian
1/2 cup vidalia onions finely diced
1/4 cup fresh parsley finely diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup whole milk
8 ounce chopped spinach frozen
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic minced
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 cup chicken stock
pinch nutmeg



Preheat oven to 350f.


Heat olive oil over medium low heat.

Add the garlic paste or fresh garlic to the oil.

Stir frequently and cook for 1 minute.

Add in tomato sauce, sugar, and the rest of the herbs. 

Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add in the parmigiano during the last 5 minutes, stir to combine.

Main course

Mix together the meat ingredients, and place into a greased 9x9 pan.

In a medium skillet combine the olive oil, garlic, cream, chicken stock, and nutmeg.

Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Break up the frozen chopped spinach in the bag by banging it against the counter a few times.

Place the spinach over the top of the meat mixture in the pan. 

Drizzle the spinach sauce over the spinach.

Place the frozen tortellini on top of the spinach mixture. You may not be able to fit the entire bag on the pan.

Top with as much of the sauce as you can fit into the pan, and cover with cheese.

Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes.

Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Source: Foodista

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