Did you know you do not have to chop ANYTHING for this 5 ingredient easy dinner recipe?!
The store actually sells chopped up onion and peppers in the freezer section and they are PERFECT for prepping freezer meals with ease.
In fact I specifically designed this recipe with this ingredient hack and its far from mushy. Instead enjoy the flavor these onions and peppers bring to your sauce and take your homemade pasta comfort dish to a whole new level.
Simple. Fast. Delicious.
How to make this 5 Ingredient Tortellini Bake recipe!
Add all ingredients together in a crockpot, except the tortellini.
Cook on high for 4 hours
Add tortellini and cook on low for 30 additional minutes.
This recipe is super fast to prep. First label your gallon bag with the recipe title as well as the information needed for cooking. Then, simply add all ingredients into your freezer gallon bag, everything except the tortellini. Then, just seal the bag freeze.
You will impress your guests and family with this dinner. You might even impress yourself. It will take you little to no time day of and its SUPER pretty when topped off with fresh herbs before serving.
Everyone will be going back for seconds tonight!
What should I serve with Tortellini Bake?
The recipe goes perfectly with many different side dishes. 1) Garlic Bread 2) Sautéed Asparagus 3) Side Salad 4) Grilled Tomatoes
Can I make this recipe gluten free?
Yes, this recipe can be made gluten free if you purchase a gluten free tortellini.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
This recipe would be a bit tough to make vegan because it is designed to be a short cut recipe. The ultimate in making easy family dinners at home. However, many other recipes can be easily modified to fit a vegan diet.
Is a Tortellini Bake healthy?
Welllllllll, its healthy for the soul. 😉
Can I make this recipe nut free?
This recipe is nut tree! Be sure to check the ingredients of every package you buy to ensure the safety of anyone who has nut allergies.
Can I make this recipe dairy free?
Make this recipe dairy free by using a cashew based dairy free alfredo sauce, and a dairy free tortellini (OR instead or tortellini replace with your favorite type of pasta).
Ingredient you will need for this recipe.
Ingredients you will need for this recipe are simple, Tortellini of preference (I use cheese), Mild Italian Sausage, Alfredo Sauce, Diced Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions.
Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?
Using a crock pot or slow cooker is the easiest way to make this recipe fresh or from frozen. BONUS: It cooks for you and you don’t even have to think about it, instead enjoy your day or come home from work with a ready made home-cooked meal.
Instant Pot Cooking Directions
This easy cheese tortellini recipe has not yet been tried as an instant pot recipe.
Oven cooking directions
Freeze your recipe in a casserole pan instead of a freezer bag. Now you have an oven ready tortellini bake to be cooked in the oven at 450 degrees for 75 minutes, Uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Stovetop cooking directions
This recipe is not designed for stovetop.
I forgot to thaw my freezer meal, now what?
Don’t panic, you can still cook your meal if it has not been thawed, simply cook the meal on high for an additional 30-60 minutes.
How long will This Tortellini Bake stay good in the freezer? fridge?
This Tortellini Bake will stay good in the freezer for 6 months, and after cooking in the fridge for 3-5 days when stored properly.
Nutrition Facts Servings: 8 Amount per serving
Calories 378 % Daily Value* Total Fat 23.2g 30% Saturated Fat 8.9g 44% Cholesterol 66mg 22% Sodium 797mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 23.8g 9% Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9% Total Sugars 4.5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 89mg 7% Iron 2mg 10% Potassium 351mg 7% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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