chicken tortellini bake in an 8x8 casserole dish
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Chicken Tortellini Bake

The perfect baked tortellini casserole for two!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: casserole, cheesy pasta, chicken, chicken dinner, chicken recipe, pasta dinner, spinach
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cheese tortellini
  • 1 tbsp salted butter plus some for the casserole dish
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk preferably 1% or 2%
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/2 lb. cooked chicken
  • 2 cups spinach loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella separated into 1/4 cups
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Sprinkle in some salt, then cook the tortellini according to the package instructions (usually only have to boil between 5 to 10 minutes). Drain.
  • In a large skillet, melt the 1 tbsp of butter over medium-low heat.
  • Once melted, sprinkle in the flour and whisk to combine.
  • Slowly pour in the 1 cup of milk as you continually whisk. This will form a thin white sauce (also known as a "roux").
  • Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine.
  • Add in the cooked chicken, spinach, tortellini, and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella. Stir to combine.
  • Grease an 8x8" casserole dish with some butter.
  • Scoop in the chicken tortellini mixture.
  • Sprinkle the top with the other 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese and the Italian seasoning.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Switch the oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the mozzarella becomes golden brown on top.