Tortellini bake with rose sauce is quick and easy meatless meal. Loaded with lots of cheese and marinara sauce, it's a comfort food dish that everyone will love.
What is a Rose Sauce?
Don't let the phrase "rose sauce" fool you. There's no wine in this recipe. Rose sauce is basically the love child of red sauce and a cream base. In this case, marinara sauce combined with cream cheese! (If you haven't been paying attention, I love cheese)
What Kind of Tortellini do I use for a Tortellini Bake?
That is up to you. You can go with fresh or frozen, as you will boil them before putting the dish together. Just make sure that you don't overcook them. You do want them to still be able to absorb a little of the sauce while in the oven. Otherwise, this is up to you. I call this a meatless meal, but that depends on the tortellini. Many traditional varieties come stuffed with meat already, so check the ingredients if you have vegetarians sneaking around 😉
What kind of Sauce goes into a Tortellini Bake?
Again, up to you. And again, I run a site called Girl Carnivore, so I won't think anything amiss if you try this with a meat sauce or Bolognese. That is part of what makes this dish so easy and versatile. If you have a jar or can of red sauce in the pantry, a tub of homemade in the freezer, or even a couple half full jars hiding in the back of the fridge, you can use what you have on hand. Or, go out and get a kick butt sauce specifically for this meal. Because it is worth making again. And it is worth planning it out to have an amazing feed.
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Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce
- 20 oz frozen or refrigerated tortellini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 24- oz jar jar of spaghetti sauce of your choice
- 3 oz cream cheese - softened
- ⅓ cup skim milk
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese - divided
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray one large baking dish or two small ones with cooking spray.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Cook the tortellini as per the package. Drain.
- Meanwhile, stir together the spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, ½ cup parmesan cheese, garlic powder, basil, and oregano.
- Pour the tortellini into prepared baking dish and cover with sauce mixture. Toss a bit to combine.
- Sprinkle the mixture with the mozzarella cheese and the remaining parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
This looks so freaking mouthwatering! Yum!
LOL!!! Spicy!! And I didn't mean the pasta bake 😀 That looks super tasty! And that, I meant the pasta bake.
I get that alot and still don't know how to handle it. Gimme a man and I'll know what to do, no problem. It's funny that I'm noticing it happening more now that I'm older ... strange.
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says
Two of my closest friends are a lesbian couple so I get it quite a bit, but in jest from them because they're married and well, so am I (married, that is). Anyhow, I'm looking to make a baked sausage and penne ragu from a magazine soon but I want to chuck it and make this one instead. Yours looks so much better. Way very much so.
HAHA!!! Thats one funny story. How you doing hot stuff 🙂 and that dish looks yummy
Belinda @zomppa says
That sauce is beautiful! Making dishes like this, I'd hit on you!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
HA!!! Hilarious! One of the last times I went out with my girlfriends we almost got kicked out. And not for anything good! We were at Applebee's, near the bar having dessert, laughing and being a little loud. But it was 9:00 pm, and there were only like 2 people in there! Some guy complained and we almost got kicked out! No getting hit on 🙁
Love the pasta, it looks so gooey and comforting!
Tanya C. says
Too funny! The dish looks so good, I think it would be a hit for all the kids too!
You had me with "quick"! This is totally up my alley.
Danielle @ Runs with Spatulas says
OMG, too funny! Not to mention, um, awkward!
I'm totally loving this dish though, it looks quick, easy, and super tasty!
Kiri W. says
Mmmm, this looks so comforting and perfect 🙂 Love that they're individual sized, too! Great comfort recipe!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I'm slightly speechless lol. As for the food...I love baked dishes! They just feel so much more special somehow.
I have never had something like that happen to me before! But in other news I want this dish for lunch in an hour, mk thanks!
Mi Vida en un Dulce says
What a story...!!! So, are you going to contact her??? ha, ha, ha...
The tortellini looks wonderful, and so easy to make. Pasta is something that everybody likes, specially my kids, so I think they will love it.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
Haha. Funny story. So, you are gonna call right?! This tortellini bake looks really good. We love tortellini in this house so I will give this one a try some time!
Emily @ Life on Food says
Oh my is right for your story. I guess you should be flattered? Your dish looks amazing! I would love to have this waiting for me tonight.
I love torteliini! It's one of my favorite foods. top it with suace and more cheese and bake it... winner!
Eric @ Happy Valley Chow says
Wow this looks delicious and I love your pictures as well. Definitely going to have to try this recipe!
First its look lovely.
But what is the meaning of 1 24-oz jar?
Do u mean 1.24 oz?
Hi Shai, I used one 24oz jar of sauce. Sorry for any confusion.