Meatball and Tortellini Bake

The first time I made this, Mountain Man exclaimed, “This is f#$%ing delicious!” The second time I made it, I had a bowl and he had the rest of an 8×10 pan in one sitting!! No joke! Suffice to say, it needs to be shared!

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

This is one of those recipes you can make as easy or complicated as you want. I use frozen meatballs but I’m sure they would be fantastic with homemade ones too. This time I used my homemade marinara sauce but once the cans run out, I’ll be back to Classico. However, I do believe that quality tortellini is important. The refrigerated kind with multiple cheeses is usually best. It’s the frozen ones that are typically bland and flavorless. Unless you make your own…. and if you do, I’m jealous you have that kind of time in your world!

Once you have all your ingredients prepped it’s just a matter of throwing it in a pan and letting it bake! Easy peasy!

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups refrigerated cheese tortellini – this is a rough guestimate.
  • 3 cups meatballs – again rough guestimate
  • 2-3 cups Marinara sauce
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese – I use reduced fat and it tastes great
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp each of fresh or dried oregano and basil

Time: 1.5 hours

Servings: 6

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a 9×13 pan layer the bottom with marinara sauce, garlic, and onion.

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

In a separate bowl toss tortellini with oregano, basil, and pesto.

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

Cut meatballs in 1/2 and place over the marinara sauce along with tortellini.

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

Pour diced tomatoes and juice over everything. Add dollops of cream cheese here and there.

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Uncover, toss and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Meatball and tortellini bake. Easy and delicious! The best recipe for a rainy day. Super comfort food!!

Serve with caesar salad and french bread! Yummmmm

7 thoughts on “Meatball and Tortellini Bake

  1. Hello! This looks tasty, and I’d love to add it to my collection. Just 1 question: when did you add the oregano and basil? Thanks!

  2. Omgee I bet this is soooo good! I usually have tortellini on hand for quick soups and dinners and this will be something new to try. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday and I hope you can join us again tonight at 6pm PST.

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