Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Tortellini Spinach Casserole

June 29, 2012Teresa

Tortellini Spinach Casserole is one fantastic main dish. This entree has cheese tortellini and spinach in a creamy cream cheese sauce. It’s filled with lots of herbs, and topped with an Italian cheese blend of six cheeses. It’s mouthwatering comfort food at its best!

This is a great way to get your family to eat spinach, too! Tortellini Spinach Casserole is family friendly and not overly difficult to put together. We enjoy this meatless casserole as a main dish in our home. It certainly is a fantastic option for Meatless Mondays since it is so satisfying and filling.

I think this recipe could also be made with ravioli and turn out wonderfully. If you’re looking for a way to add veggies to your meals this is a great way to include them. If you like pasta, if you like cheese, if you like spinach, you’ll enjoy this great entrée.

This recipe is a featured recipe at All Free Casserole Recipes–a marvelous blog with lots of great recipes. You can find the post here.

I initially posted this recipe in June 2012 just after I began my blog. I’ve made this casserole several times since then and each time I’ve improved the recipe with small additions here and there. When I served this for company again in May 2014, I decided to retake the pictures since my first pictures were real losers!

Our company LOVED this dish and especially that it had so much spinach in it. They enjoy healthier meals and since she grows her own garden. This terrific recipe is a new way for her to use spinach. If you enjoy pasta entrees, give Tortellini Spinach Casserole a try. Add a loaf of homemade whole wheat bread and you will have a hearty meal all will enjoy.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Tortellini Spinach Casserole is a fabulous meatless entree.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this main dish.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Tortellini Spinach Casserole is filled with cheese, tortellini and spinach.

Here’s what I did.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

I used these ingredients.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Melt part of the butter in a large skillet. Wash and slice green or red onions and add to the butter in the skillet. Add mushrooms and garlic.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic and when done, pour into large mixing bowl with spinach.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Microwave spinach in box for about 5 minutes (or thaw completely). Drain spinach and press all excess water out of it. Put spinach in bottom of large mixing bowl. Toss the cooked onion-mushroom mixture into the bowl with the spinach.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

In a separate sauce pan melt remaining butter. Add canned milk or heavy whipping cream.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Add cream cheese that has been cubed and whisk into butter/milk mixture and heat over low heat until thick. 

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Add salt, pepper, and remaining seasonings and heat sauce mixture through until thick. 

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Whisk sauce ingredients together until smooth. 

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Stir and heat until cheese sauce has thickened. 

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Boil tortellini according to package directions (about 2 minutes once boiling). Drain tortellini and toss into bowl with spinach and mushroom mixture.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Add the sauce to all the other ingredients in the bowl.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Stir to combine.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. I used olive oil cooking spray. My dish is 10×15″. Pour casserole ingredients into sprayed baking dish.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Add a cup of Italian cheese blend. This includes Mozzarella, Romano, Asiago, Parmesan, Provolone and Fontina cheeses. Cover casserole with foil and bake at 350 until bubbly, about 45 minutes.

Remove from oven. Add another 1/2 to 1 cup of Italian cheese blend.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Bake another 10 minutes or so until cheese melts.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Doesn’t Tortellini Spinach Casserole look marvelous?

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Tortellini Spinach Casserole is a wonderful dish you can make earlier in the day, refrigerate, and then heat up an hour or so before you need it ready. Yum.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

The texture is gooey from all the cheese–in the sauce and on top of the casserole.

Here’s the recipe.

TORTELLINI SPINACH CASSEROLE

(My own concoction)

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Fantastic Italian pasta dish features spinach, cheese tortellini, mushrooms and seven cheeses in an amped up Al Fredo sauce. It's great for Meatless Mondays or company dinners. This comfort food entree is hearty, filling and so satisfying.
Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, garlic and onion in ¼ cup butter until tender.
  3. Remove and keep warm.
  4. In another sauce pan, combine milk (or cream) and remaining butter.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil over low heat; stir in cream cheese cubes with whisk.
  6. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, thyme, parsley and red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook and stir at low heat until smooth and sauce thickens.
  8. In a large bowl, mix tortellini, drained spinach, mushroom mixture and sauce.
  9. Spread into a greased 10x15” baking dish.
  10. Top with Italian cheese blend and bake at 350˚, covered, until heated through and cheese melts, perhaps 45 minutes.
  11. Add an extra half cup or cup of cheese and heat an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese melts.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I think this recipe would also work well with ravioli.

NOTE: For a more lively taste, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the cream sauce.

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[b]Tortellini Spinach Casserole[/b]
Recipe Type: Pasta Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra 
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Tasty Italian pasta dish that’s a great idea for Meatless Mondays. Uses spinach and tortellini in a cream cheese sauce. Extra seasonings provide a nice punch.
Ingredients
  • 2 19-oz. pkgs. frozen cheese tortellini (or you can use fresh tortellini)
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms (or 8-oz. canned mushrooms, drained)
  • 1-2 tbsp. minced garlic from a jar
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced or 1/3 cup-1/2 diced red onion
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, divided
  • 12-oz. can evaporated milk, half-and-half or heavy whipping cream
  • 8-oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, cooked about 5 minutes in microwave and drained really well
  • 8-oz. shredded Italian blend cheese: mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, Asiago, fontina and romano
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, garlic and onion in ¼ cup butter until tender.
  3. Remove and keep warm.
  4. In another sauce pan, combine milk (or cream) and remaining butter.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil over low heat; stir in cream cheese cubes with whisk.
  6. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, thyme, parsley and red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook and stir at low heat until smooth and sauce thickens.
  8. In a large bowl, mix tortellini, drained spinach, mushroom mixture and sauce.
  9. Spread into a greased 10×15” baking dish.
  10. Top with Italian cheese blend and bake at 350˚, covered, until heated through and cheese melts, perhaps 45 minutes.
  11. Add an extra half cup or cup of cheese and heat an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese melts.
Notes
I think this recipe would also work well with ravioli.[br][br]For a more lively taste, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the cream sauce.
Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Mushrooms, onions and garlic add a delightful savory flavor to this dish.

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

The cheesy flavors of this casserole are mouthwatering!

Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole

Tortellini Spinach Bake is a tasty main dish that’s a great option for Meatless Mondays.

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Print Recipe
Tortellini Spinach Casserole BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Fantastic Italian pasta dish features spinach, cheese tortellini, mushrooms and seven cheeses in an amped up Al Fredo sauce. It's great for Meatless Mondays or company dinners. This comfort food entree is hearty, filling and so satisfying.
Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Tortellini Spinach Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pasta entree is incredibly mouthwatering. It's filled with #spinach, several kinds of #cheese & cheese #tortellini. It's terrific for #MeatlessMondays as well as company. #mushrooms #casserole
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, garlic and onion in ¼ cup butter until tender.
  3. Remove and keep warm.
  4. In another sauce pan, combine milk (or cream) and remaining butter.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil over low heat; stir in cream cheese cubes with whisk.
  6. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, thyme, parsley and red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook and stir at low heat until smooth and sauce thickens.
  8. In a large bowl, mix tortellini, drained spinach, mushroom mixture and sauce.
  9. Spread into a greased 10x15” baking dish.
  10. Top with Italian cheese blend and bake at 350˚, covered, until heated through and cheese melts, perhaps 45 minutes.
  11. Add an extra half cup or cup of cheese and heat an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese melts.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I think this recipe would also work well with ravioli.

NOTE: For a more lively taste, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the cream sauce.

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