Cheese Tortellini and Chicken Mushroom Casserole


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Cheese Tortellini and Chicken Mushroom Casserole
Photo: Andy Lyons Cameraworks, LTD
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
11 cups


  • 2 9 ounce packages refrigerated whole wheat cheese-filled tortellini

  • 8 ounce fresh haricots verts or green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 8 ounce fresh cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cup coarsely shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)

  • 1 12 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers

  • ¾ cup purchased dried tomato pesto

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup shredded fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan cook tortellini according to package directions, adding haricots verts for the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook mushrooms and onion in hot oil over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add mushroom mixture and chicken to drained pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Place undrained peppers in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in pesto and crushed red pepper. Add to pasta mixture;toss to coat. Spread mixture evenly in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

  4. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

  5. To tote, cover casserole and place in an insulated casserole carrier. Place basil in an airtight container. Just before serving, sprinkle basil over casserole. Cover and chill leftovers within 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 85.6mg 428%
Calcium 200mg 15%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 582mg 12%
Folate, total 26.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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