This tasty baked tortellini can be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled to feed your crew without the slightest extra effort.
After whipping it up on the fly for lunch one day I knew I had to deliver this bad boy to you guys ASAP! It’s easy to make, even easier to customize, and just plain delicious!
Tex-Mex Baked Tortellini Casserole
I can’t deprive you of this recipe a second longer so, instead of rambling and making you wait for the goods, lets dive on into the dish and then chat after! You’re welcome.
Tex-Mex Baked Tortellini Casserole
- 4 cups fresh tortellini
- 1 cup red enchilada sauce plus extra if desired
- 4 oz cheese, grated
tasty toppings :: choose your favorites!
- diced tomatoes
- diced bell pepper or jalapeño
- fresh cilantro
- baby arugula
- dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream
- pico de gallo
- mexican hot sauce
- Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini via package instructions.
- In a small baking dish, coming tortellini with enchilada sauce and stir to coat.
- Top with a hearty sprinkling of grated cheese and bake on center rack for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
- While the tortellini bakes, chop your veggies + toppings and set aside.
- Once the pasta is ready to be scarfed, remove from oven and plate. Top with a mountain of all your favorite toppings! You can even set them out taco-bar style and customize it as you go! I love mine with fresh cilantro and homemade pico de gallo!
special diets and swaps
t-rex chefs: feel free to add your favorite protein to the mix! Shredded salsa chicken, seasoned ground beef, or pulled pork will all work great!
vegansaurus chefs: I’ve got your back! You’ll love topping your favorite pasta variety with zesty enchilada sauce and a pile of fresh ingredients. Simply skip the cheeses and add extra pico, guac, and cilantro to the mix! Yum!
A tasty recipe to try with the same tex-mex pasta vibe: Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta <– skip the cheese to make it vegan!
Yes! Seriously! It’s THAT easy!
Did you just do a backflip? Add it into your weekly recipe rotation? Update your grocery list? Did you in fact do a second backflip? A cartwheel even?!
so . . . how was it?!
Awesome! How is this not a thing!? I’ve had my fair share of tortellini dishes before, but they’ve mainly been in soup and salad form. This crazy casserole was just what I needed to jazz up a rainy day! I know some of you may be shaking your heads at me over the pairing of enchilada sauce with pasta but ohmygosh you’ve got to try it! I’ve been obsessed with the combo ever since I made this fiesta enchilada pasta and for good reason too. It’s easy cheesy comfort food with a kick!
Hurry up and get in the kitchen so you can experience the magic of mexican tortellini, then you’ll really be doing those cartwheels you promised me.
If you get a chance to try this cheesy baked tortellini, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
I just want to face plant into this dish! Looks so good!
Jenn, I love this dish! So different from how I usually cook tortellini. Would be a nice change.
Oh yes, I need more ways to eat tortellini! This looks so delicious!
I like easy cheesy comfort food with a kick. I’ll take two please.
What brand tortellini do you buy that isn’t filled with cheese or meat
I buy cheese filled; to vegan-ize I suggest your favorite shaped pasta as a substitute and skipping the cheese on top [leaves room for lots of extra toppings – yum!] xoxo
Yum! This would be perfect for me and my hubby 🙂
Uh oh.. I think you just gave me another reason to love tortellini. :O
So incredibly, beautifully simple! I just love this idea! A quick and easy way to make dinner feel special, even on a super-busy weeknight! Perfect! 😀
for TWO? More like for one 😉
One Arman. Gorgeous photos buddy. ArmanGawker gives you number 1.
Great combo of flavors! Looks so delicious!
Interesting combination that I want to try! Great for a family meal with little time!
So simple, but so tasty!
Yum! This looks amazing. Very creative!
this looks like the perfect weeknight meal. and i love the customizable options you give at the end of the post. anytime there’s mexican involved, i’m in.