Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

Pic Source: Thrive Home

Pic Source: Thrive Home

Another HUGE hit in my home created by Thrive Home!!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz.) cheese tortellini, cooked al dente (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (approximately 28 oz.; I like Newman’s Own Marinara)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (or 1/2 cup frozen spinach, defrosted, drained and chopped)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese and/or Italian mix cheese

Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.

2) Boil cheese tortellini until al dente (about 2 minutes), according to package directions.

3) Spread thin layer of sauce into bottom of baking dish. Arrange half of the cooked tortellini over the sauce. Top tortellini with 1/2 of sauce, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and Italian cheese.

4) Repeat layers again, ending with the last of the cheese on top.

5) Bake for uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.

Freezer Meal Instructions:
After step #4 (before baking), freeze the casserole in airtight freezable container. When ready to bake, thaw 24-48 hours in the fridge or using the defrost setting in the microwave. Bake according to directions (step #5). If casserole is still somewhat frozen, you will have to bake it 10-15 minutes longer. If it starts to get too brown on top, cover with foil.

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