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Tortellini Broccoli Bake

I usually make this dish for birthdays or holiday dinners. It's a great main dish or side dish. Everyone—even my young granddaughters—enjoys the combination of broccoli, cheese and tortellini.—Esther McCoy, Dillonvale, Ohio.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, broccoli, pimientos and onion; set aside. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually stir in milk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese until melted. Fold in broccoli mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly, stirring twice. Top with remaining Parmesan. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 307 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • spronovo
    Apr 29, 2015

    This was good, added a cup of roasted chicken before baking and only baked for about half an hour. I thought it could use a bit more sauce too but everyone else loved it. I would do one and a half times the sauce next time.

  • indigosecho
    Oct 16, 2014

    All I make this for love it! The only difference is I saute up some boneless chicken seasoned with seasoned salt, pepper and garlic and add to it before baking.

  • krox722
    Mar 29, 2014

    Tastes really good. But next time, I'll double the sauce.

  • nataliepooh
    Sep 27, 2010

    This was really good. I made it exactly as the recipe said, except that I used fresh broccoli that I cooked along with the tortellini. Oh, and I left out the onion because I didn't feeling like chopping 2 tablespoons. Next time I think I will add some cooked chicken or ham.

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    Jun 3, 2009

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    Apr 23, 2009

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    Jul 3, 2008

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