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a white bowl filled with cheesy baked tortellini topped with bread crumbs. The bowl is sitting on a blue cloth napkin and a fork is next to it. Behind the bowl is a casserole filled with this tortellini recipe.
Baked Cheese Tortellini
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Cheesy baked tortellini - tender tortellini tossed with homemade cheese sauce and baked to cheesy gooey perfection. A hearty and delicious dinner!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: casserole, cheese, pasta
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 451 kcal
for the pasta:
  • 19 oz frozen tortellini (1 package) cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken chopped & cooked
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
for the topping:
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup regular bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon  parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 x 9 (or similar size) baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter.
  4. Whisk in the flour, and cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling.
  5. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
  6. Let the sauce thicken slightly, then slowly whisk in the milk, a little at a time.
  7. Bring the mixture nearly to a simmer, and let thicken.
  8. Stir in the salt and pepper.
  9. Remove from the heat
  10. Stir in the sharp cheddar cheese and dijon mustard, until melted.
  11. Return to the heat
  12. Stir in the cooked chicken and cooked tortellini, until heated throughout.
  13. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  14. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, both kinds of bread crumbs, and the parmesan cheese.
  15. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the tortellini.
  16. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cheese Tortellini
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 986mg43%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 547IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 396mg40%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.