Chicken Tortellini Bake
The perfect baked tortellini casserole for two!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Servings: 2 servings
- 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
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.