Creamy Tortellini Bake Casserole


Creamy Tortellini Bake Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Catherine’s Plates


  • large pot
  • medium skillet
  • 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" baking dish
  • spatulas


  • 1 (12oz) package dry tortellini 3 cheese variety (or other favorite flavor)
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1 (6oz) package fresh baby spinach
  • 1/8 tsp each salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
  • 1/2 TBS cooking oil
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1/2 lb ham steak or other fully cooked meat like (rotisserie chicken) dice into pieces.
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (DIVIDED)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded (DIVIDED)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in 1 TBS salt & uncooked dry tortellini. Cook 2 minutes less than the time on the package for "al dente". Drain pasta.
  • In a medium skillet heat 1/2 TBS cooking oil. Add fresh spinach, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir until wilted down.
  • Spread 1 TBS butter all over the inside of an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" baking dish. Place 1/2 of the drained, cooked tortellini in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Place 1/2 of the diced ham on top of the tortellini. Cover the ham with 1/2 of the wilted spinach. Sprinkle with 4oz mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the parmesan cheese.
  • Top with remaining cooked tortellini, diced ham, and wilted spinach. Pour heavy whipping cream all over the top. Then top with the remaining 4 oz mozzarella cheese, and rest of the parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting into casserole.

4 thoughts on “Creamy Tortellini Bake Casserole”

  • Catherine your food looks amazing and always tastes great. I want to thank you for using my hot pads/potholders on your show. It makes my day to see that and I appreciate that very much. Keep up the wonderful job in making new recipes. We love them!

  • 5 stars
    This was awesome! My son loved it. It made just enough for the two of us. I used chicken and spinach. I did have a good bit of cream on the bottom but I think it’s because I forgot to put it on before I topped it with the cheese and I did so afterwards around the edges. It doesn’t matter because it was still absolutely delicious!!

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