Tortellini Casserole

So I’ve been out of commission for a few days. I caught the dreaded cold that seems to be going around which has been so unfortunate for so many reasons. I felt good enough last night to make dinner so I decided to make the tortellini casserole. I saw this recipe online and thought it looked good. This recipe marks a milestone in my cooking. The recipe had a lot of potential I thought. It was easy to make and the picture on the website looked promising. Turns out that’s all the tortellini casserole had to offer. Since I’ve been sick I haven’t been able to taste much of anything I’ve been eating. However, Chad called the meal bland and couldn’t finish it. He ended up making his new favorite meal, the pizza sandwich instead for dinner. I feared the recipe could turn out bland since the ingredients needed weren’t very flavorful. I think it’s still worth trying by adding some frozen vegetables and additional seasonings could make it a better meal. Sadly this recipe will not be making it into our cookbook and I will not be making it again since Chad has given up on the meal.

Tortellini Casserole

Ingredients
  • package (16 ounces) cheese- or beef-filled tortellini
  • tablespoons butter
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • cups low-fat milk
  • teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Make It1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Butter a shallow 1-1/2- to 2-quart casserole dish. Cook pasta according to package directions.2. While pasta is cooking, prepare sauce. In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir constantly for 1 minute, until a smooth paste forms. Slowly add milk, whisking with a wire whisk until smooth. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and salt. Remove from heat.3. Drain pasta and return to pot. Toss with white sauce and transfer to prepared casserole; sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe in pictures

My camera was not cooperating last night so the pictures kinda aren’t the best

the sauce

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Going into the oven

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The finished product

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This recipe was taken from http://www.parents.com/recipe/pasta/tortellini-casserole/

Happy Cooking! 🙂

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