This Cheesy Tortellini Al Forno (Bake) is one of my all time favorite pastas! The Bolognese sauce is incredibly flavorful, hearty and comforting and the layers of cheesiness can’t be beat! I can pretty much guarantee that your whole family (you included) will go crazy for this pasta!
I feel like I’m breaking the rules by posting a this Tortellini al Forno casserole in August. After all, its one of the hottest months of the year but after all these grilling recipes, I am really craving some cheeeeese! And let’s be clear, this isn’t just any Tortellini Bake. Its not just a cheese tortellini bake, or a vegetable tortellini bake, or a marinara tortellini bake but an ooey gooey, Cheesy Bolognese Tortellini Al Forno – which means it has it all!
And will soon have your heart with its cheese stuffed pillows of tortellini complimented by the texture of crisp-tender carrots, green peppers, zucchini and mushrooms, blanketed in a hearty bolognese sauce infused with Parmesan sandwiched in between two layers of mozzarella cheese, topped with more freshly grated Parmesan cheese and baked until bubbly golden perfection.
Not only did my husband, a self proclaimed pasta critic after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Rome for two years, give this Cheesy Bolognese Tortellini Al Forno “5 out of 5 stars,” but a reader said the following when I first posted this recipe:
“Hey, Jen, I made this recipe yesterday for a large luncheon after church. (Actually I made it on Saturday and refrigerated it until yesterday when I baked it). I made a double batch and the only thing I changed was adding yellow squash with the zucchini. Everyone absolutely LOVED this recipe! The taste was awesome, the sauce was fabulous, and the cheesy gooeyness was incredible. Needless to say, we will be making this recipe AGAIN! Thanks so much for sharing.”
In other words, you and your family of food critics will love this pasta!
This Tortellini Bake starts with a pretty typical Bolognese except with tons of flavor…
And the addition of squash…
Once you have browned your meat with your onions and carrots, then you saute your mushrooms, followed by your squash and bell peppers.
Stir in all the remaining “Bolognese ingredients” and simmer for 15 minutes for the the flavors to develop and the sauce to reduce…
Then stir in your UNCOOKED tortellini and some Parmesan cheese…
Then pour half of the Bolognese Tortellini into a 9×13 dish…
Top with a layer of mozzarella, the remaining Bolognese Tortellini then another layer of mozzarella and Parmesan and bake to golden cheesilicoiusness.
And then dig in to the hearty, cheesy, Bolognese bathed pillows of tortellini. And then you might understand why I have so many photos…
Because I just can’t get enough!!!!
Cheesy Bolognese Tortellini Bake. It will win your heart ooey gooey bite after bite after bite…
Looking for more Italian pasta recipes?
- Million Dollar Baked Penne
- One Skillet Cheesy Meaty Penne
- Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
- Parmesan Meatballs and Orzo
- Million Dollar Mac and Cheese
- Spaghetti Bolognese
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