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Cheesy Baked Tortellini

A wonderfully cheesy baked tortellini dish made with a mixture of béchamel and red sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 771 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Béchamel Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the rest:

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make the Béchamel Sauce: In a medium saucepan placed over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the flour turns light brown and emits a nutty aroma. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly. Once all of the milk has been incorporated, whisk in the nutmeg, and allow the mixture to come to a simmer. Once simmering, cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat, and add the shredded provolone a handful at a time, stirring until it melts. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper, then set aside and let cool to warm room temperature.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the béchamel sauce and the spaghetti sauce.
  4. In a very large bowl, combine the tortellini and three-quarters of the sauce mixture. Turn into a 9x13-inch casserole dish and spread into an even layer.
  5. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the top of the tortellini. Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses evenly over the top.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake for an additional 10 minutes or so, until the cheese is browned and bubbling on top. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 1902mg 79%
Potassium 605mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 115g 38%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 17g
Protein 55g 110%
Vitamin A 27.8%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 89.9%
Iron 42.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.