Tortellini Spinach Casserole


My husband thought this recipe was an excellent way to use our fall spinach – I agree.  I didn’t need 12 servings, so I made mine in individual casseroles.  If you don’t have brick cheese, any similar cheese, like Gruyere or Fontina would be good.   Add an easy salad, fruit for dessert, done.                   
Tortellini Spinach Casserole
  20            Ounces  Cheese Tortellini -- frozen
  1              Pound  Fresh Mushrooms -- sliced
  1             Teaspoon  Garlic Powder
     1/4      Teaspoon  Onion Powder
     ¼         Teaspoon  Pepper
     ½         Cup  Butter -- divided
  12           Ounces  Evaporated Milk
  8             Ounces  Brick Cheese -- cubed
  30           Ounces  Frozen Chopped Spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry
  8             Ounces  Mozzarella Cheese
Cook tortellini according to package directions.
Meanwhile in a large skillet or wok, saute the mushrooms, garlic and onion powder and pepper in 1/4 cu butter until the mushrooms are tender.  Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, combine the milk and remaining butter.  Bring to a gentle boil.  Reduce heat; stir in brick cheese.  Cook and stir until smooth. Drain the tortellini; place in a large bowl.  Stir in the mushroom mixture and spinach.  Add cheese sauce and stir to coat.
Transfer to a greased 3 quart baking dish (13 x 9") sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.  Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes.  Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer until heated through and the cheese is melted.
12 Servings
  "Taste of Home Winning Recipes "
Per Serving : 392 Calories; 23g Fat (52.2% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 96mg Cholesterol; 529mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! Too bad my husband won't eat spinach unless it's hidden in something. Although he's eaten a spinach salad w/o realizing what it was & asked for 2nds! lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. YUM-MY! Thank you for sharing. I love all the ingredients and I'm partial to pasta....anything pasta, ha. Great idea to make them individually. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We think this is good enough for repeats...love biting into that cheesy tortellini, and we also love anything mushroom and spinach.

      Delete

Hi...we'd love to hear from you.