Make-Ahead Tomato Basil Tortellini Bake

Make-Ahead Tomato Basil Tortellini Bake

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"You can bake it right away or freeze it for later, but either way this cheesy tortellini bake with a creamy tomato pasta sauce and basil will be a hit."

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 620 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.2g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1436 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, mix all remaining ingredients except shredded cheese until blended.
  2. Drain pasta. Add to cream cheese mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with shredded cheese. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze up to 3 months. Refrigerate overnight to thaw.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 1 hour or until heated through, uncovering after 45 min.
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Footnotes

  • Special Extra: Garnish with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil before serving.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve this hearty main dish with a side green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.
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Janet Henderson
2/14/2013

This was easy and tasty. Plus you can add some mushrooms, chicken, sausage or little meatballs to make it even better. I like the fact you can make it ahead of time and heat it up when you want it.

jwingate82
7/1/2014

good recipe we'll make it sunday and have it ready in the fridge for a weeknight meal. I've always had trouble finding the specific cooking creme the recipe calls for so this last time i dumped a small container of flavored cream cheese in and added some extra tomato sauce to think it out. Not sure if you all have this problem too but i can only find frozen cheese tortellini in 19oz and not 16oz (like the recipe calls for) so i just use the whole 19oz bag (don't want to waste) and add a little bit more sauce. I usually have extra sauce because i can't find 8oz pasta sauce so it works out just fine. And last i don't bother buying the kraft 4 cheese blend i just use the store brand mozz. It's cheaper, has more use for the other cheese you don't use & tastes just fine to me. Overall very happy with the recipe and it's in our rotation

Misty Campbell
11/12/2013

Good recipe. I assembled the casserole day before so all I had to do was bake on the night I had company. A great time saver.