Bacon Tortellini Bake – delicious 30 minute meal! Cheese tortellini, bacon, and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce! A favorite of kids and adults!
Baked pasta dishes are my family’s favorite! We also love this Baked Spaghetti Recipe.
I made pasta for dinner last night!
Bacon Tortellini Bake to be exact.
It’s been a really long time since all 3 of my kids licked their plates clean.
No one complained about the broccoli. No one complained that they don’t like pasta “made with water”. No one said that they don’t like bacon today but maybe they will tomorrow.
I thought it was really tasty too and I went into thinking it was be too alfredo-y for me because if there’s one thing I hate in this world, it’s alfredo sauce.
I would like to tell you that I skipped dinner last night to accommodate all the Red Velvet Oreos I’ve been eating but the reality is that I grabbed a tortellini each time I walked past the casserole dish. And umm… I walked past it a lot.
This was a super simple, 30 minute meal that I will be making over and over again.
- Refrigerated cheese tortellini – you can use the frozen kind but they will kneed to boil longer than the recipe instructions say
- Fresh broccoli florets – you can use frozen
- All-purpose flour – this is used to thicken the sauce
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
How To Make Bacon Tortellini Bake
- Cook tortellini. Cook cheese tortellini according to package instructions
- Cook bacon. In a separate skillet, cook bacon until crisp; transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
- Make sauce. Whisk in flour, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk in milk
- Thicken sauce. Bring to a boil and cook 3 – 5 minutes
- Add cheese. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan
- Add remaining ingredients. Add tortellini, broccoli, and bacon and stir to combine and transfer to a large casserole dish
- Top with cheese. Top with more mozzarella and Parmesan
- Bake. Bake for about 15 minutes, until bubbly
How Long Is It Good For?
This tortellini bake will be good for up to 3 – 4 days in the fridge. Make sure to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh for as long as possible – these glass airtight containers are my favorite for all our leftovers.
I recommend reheating it in the microwave or oven.
Can You Freeze Bacon Tortellini Bake?
Yes! You can stop before the baking step and freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. I would defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then transfer it to the dish you plan on baking it in.
It may need more than 15 minutes to get all hot and bubbly so just check on it.
More Tortellini Recipes
- Cajun Tortellini Alfredo
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini
- Cheesy Ham and Tortellini Bake
- Tortellini Minestrone
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini
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Bacon Tortellini Bake
- 1 package, 20 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 2 cups small fresh broccoli florets
- 6 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cups milk
- ¾ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Add broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Reduce heat to medium low and add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, cook and stir 3 - 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove heat and stir in ½ cup mozzarella and ½ cup Parmesan.
- Add the tortellini, broccoli, and bacon to the sauce and stir to combine. Pour into a large casserole dish and top with remaining ¼ cup mozzarella and ¼ cup Parmesan. Bake for about 15 minutes or until bubbly.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 483Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1148mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g
Jim Texas says
I’m so glad Pinterest keeps and recycles recipes. This looks really good and I plan to make this with my 15-year old Grandson alongside. We share a love of cooking and family, but not much else at this stage of his life. 😊 He’s a great kid. This cook session will happen in the next week. I’ll post the results.
Can’t wait to make this!!!
This as easy, tasty and a big hit with my picky eleven yr old. We had no bacon on hand so I used salami and it worked like a charm. Log the from scratch cheese sauce. Added a pinch of red pepper flakes in a the end for my husband!
Thanks for posting!
Love.. not log the cheese sauce!
Yay, so happy you enjoyed it! I need to make it again soon. I bet the salami in it was delicious!
Just made this. Hubby and I devoured it!!!
Chris Wiles says
I made this and it tasted so good. I will make it again but with a little less Italian Seasoning.
Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. says
I saw bacon and knew I needed to shove all of this in my mouth. And then I saw tortellini and alfredo and didn’t even care that it had bacon! Yes please
Rhonda Chapman says
Weird! I bought some tortellini last night and was wondering: “I bought tortellini, now what?” I guess I’ve found an idea!
Becky | The Cookie Rookie says
Oh you’re speaking my language!! YUM!
Laura @ Petite Allergy Treats says
Ha! The bachelor is still on?! J/k… Love this easy dinner that kids would go crazy for!
Stephanie Hodges says
This looks delicious, and like something my husband will absolutely love!
Could the leftovers be frozen for another time?
I’ve never done it but I’m sure it would be fine. :)
Ok! I’ll give it a try and see how it turns out! I would think it would be fine too.