Skip to Content

Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce

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.

Tortellini bake with rose sauce is quick and easy meatless meal. Loaded with lots of cheese and marinara sauce, it's comfort food 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?

Tomato Chives and peppers in background, pasta dish forward | Kita Roberts

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.

Selected for you :   Fantasticly Easy Grilled Artichokes
Two platters of baked tortellini on a wooden board | Kita Roberts

If you’ve tried my Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce recipe or any other recipe on please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also follow along for more good eats and travel tips on Instagram @passthesushi & @girlcarnivoreTwitter Facebook.

Yield: 4 Servings

Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce

Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce

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.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • 20 oz frozen or refrigerated tortellini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 24-oz jar jar of spaghetti sauce of your choice
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray one large baking dish or two small ones with cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  3. Cook the tortellini as per the package. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together the spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, milk, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, garlic powder, basil, and oregano.
  5. Pour the tortellini into prepared baking dish and cover with sauce mixture. Toss a bit to combine.
  6. Sprinkle the mixture with the mozzarella cheese and the remaining parmesan cheese. 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Selected for you :   Curry Chicken Salad {Quick Dinner Fixins}

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 754Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 1422mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 35g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.


Monday 2nd of January 2017

Hi First its look lovely. But what is the meaning of 1 24-oz jar? Do u mean 1.24 oz?


Monday 2nd of January 2017

Hi Shai, I used one 24oz jar of sauce. Sorry for any confusion.

Tortellini Reimagined: 9 Outside-the-Box Recipes | Cooking All That

Thursday 8th of October 2015

[…] softens the tomato-sauce edge, a worthy medium for baked cheese tortellini. Get Pass the Sushi’s Quick Tortellini Bake with Rose Sauce […]

Tortellini Bake | pinteresting cooking

Saturday 1st of June 2013

[...] Original Website: [...]

Dinner at Nikki and Lina’s | Eat. Snap. Post.

Wednesday 17th of April 2013

[...] January visit we made this Tortellini Bake that I found on Pinterest and cupcakes. I think we used most of the ingredients in the recipe [...]

Three Cheese Baked Tortellini | Easier Than Falling Off a Log

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

[...] recipe came from Pass the Sushi, and I’m pleased to see that it’s not especially pink in her photos – it was [...]

Skip to Recipe