Print

Baked Tortellini

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked, pasta,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 packs 12 Oz each Tortellini (depending on your baking dish)
  • 1 jar CLASSICO®24 Oz Red Sauce any that you prefer
  • 8-10 Oz Italian Cheese Blend
  • 1 cup or more Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian Herb Blend/seasoning

Instructions

  1. Boil Tortellini according to package -Boil water, add a generous amount of salt and add Tortellini (or any other pasta). When Tortellini floats on the top, they are usually done, 4-5 minutes of boiling (you can always taste and see if they are done before draining).
  2. Preheat the oven at 400F (200C).
  3. In the oven safe baking dish, add a few tablespoons of  CLASSICO® Red Sauce -I used Fire roasted tomatoes and garlic. Spread equally on the bottom of the baking pan, then add cooked Tortellini.
  4. Add more sauce, and slightly mix it to cover each piece.
  5. Sprinkle cheese, just a bit, then gently mix to get the cheese all around Tortellini. Add the rest of the cheese on top, covering the Tortellini completely.
  6. Preheat the saute/frying pan with oil, add panko breadcrumbs and just lightly let them get toasted (About 2 minutes on medium high temperature). Add Italian Herb blend/seasoning and mix for just a few minutes.
  7. Add toasted breadcrumbs on top of the cheese and bake the dish for about 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  8. I served it with an organic baby greens mix salad, and my Garlic and Herbs Flatbread

Recipe Notes

As I said, you can use any pasta for this, even ravioli. You can add cooked chicken (Shredded/pulled apart leftovers work fine), Sauteed, lightly seasoned ground beef works fantastic with this. You can add steamed vegetables. I kept it simple, but ever so often I'd add blanched broccoli or spinach. You can use a microwave safe dish, and since everything is cooked, just heat it in the microwave for about 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese looks completely melted.