Friday, November 20, 2009

Easy Tortellini Casserole

Here's a simple casserole...perfect for Sunday lunch or a quick company dinner. It can be served as a meatless dish...or include meat of your choice.

Ingredients:
  • 1 350 gram pkg. Olivieri Cheese Tortellini (or use herb and cheese)
  • 1 each red, green and yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1 jar 700 ml. Classico pasta sauce (spicy red pepper is great)
  • 1 - 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I like to add a little Parmesan as well)
  • 1 pound farmer sausage, sliced diagonally (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Stir fry veggies until tender crisp.
  3. Add to cooked, drained pasta...along with pasta sauce.
  4. Stir together and put into casserole dish.
  5. Top with grated cheese.
  6. Cook at 350°F for 30-40...covering until near the end.

*If you are adding sausage, saute and stir in before putting into casserole dish.

Serve with a green salad and enjoy the taste of home-cooked Italian without a whole lot of home-cooking.

*Note ~ The Olivieri pasta is a Canadian product...but use your favorite fresh tortellini. Canadian products are sold by metric measure...metric conversion tables are readily available on-line, although measures aren't too important in this dish.


11 comments:

  1. This looks like supper tonight. We're trying to finish up harvesting and I need something I can make ahead..

    Thank you!

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  2. The ingredients to this would be some of my favorites! Sounds wonderful! Thanks!

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  3. Love these kinds of recipes Judy! Looks real good...

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  4. I love the recipes you share each day - keep it up!

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  5. This looks so good. Is there a conversion chart or something as I don't know what 350 gr plg is or 700 ml. Sorry.

    I love your recipes.

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  6. farmer sausage to rescue.........
    what a great and quick meal!

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  7. This sounds PERFECT for those busy nights when I'm too pooped to cook. I had to zoom in on the photo so I could enjoy a mental taste. Excellent.

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  8. Husband does not care for spaghetti but he just might like this, and I can have my pasta sauce.

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  9. If it taste as good as it looks everyone will enjoy this dish.

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  10. Just happened on your blog & so love it!! Will be trying some of the recipes! Tonight I'll be doing this one it looks so delish(as my 5 yr. old would say). Can't wait to try more of your amazing recipes!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!

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