Friday, November 5, 2010

Spinach and Tortellini Casserole-Foodie Friday

I've been doing some family stuff that I'll share with you next week...
if I haven't visited your blog lately...I will be around soon.
Thank you for the notes of concern...everything is fine!

     This is a simple recipe that is wonderful to make ahead and just pop in the oven after a busy day. It is also a way to get your family to eat their veggies...just surround them with lots of cheese!

1 bag (10 oz) frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup (or more) fresh mushrooms, sliced
pinch garlic powder
pinch pepper
1/4 cup butter (divided)
6 oz. evaporated milk
5 oz. brick cheese, shredded or sliced into small chunks
1 package (10 oz) frozen chpped spinach, thawed and squeeze the water out of it
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

     Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, drain and set aside in a large bowl. In 1 T. of the butter, saute the mushrooms sprinkled with the garlic powder and pepper until tender. Put mushrooms on top of tortellini in large bowl.

     In the same pan, melt the remaining 3 T. of butter with the evaporated milk. Bring to a low boil and stir in the brick cheese until melted and smooth.

     Add drained spinach to bowl with tortellioni and mushrooms. Pour cheese sauce over the top and gently toss, coating everything with the sauce. Put in greased casserole dish and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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Foodie Friday. Michael hosts the best
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

That does look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Enjoy your weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

oh...this looks like a winner. I love Italian and I love fast and easy!! Thanks, Sue!


Relyn Lawson said...

Oh, goodness. I want to come have dinner at your house.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

tortellini my favourite.. and cheese and spinach!!! you can't go wrong!!!
Have a fab weekend Sue.. ciao xxx Julie

Maria said...

Hi Sue!
I can smell the butter and mushrooms sauteing from over here!
{I love that aroma}
This is "gourmet comfort food"

I enjoyed your "Good night moon" post ~ so pretty and it brings back tender memories.
I still think of all the moon stories that I read over and over {with joy- because I loved them too} ...
Amanda just gave me a new copy of Owl Moon last weekend... our old one was destroyed in a basement flood...

I hope your autumn days have been beautiful. My weekdays have been so busy, I'm hoping for quieter nights...
I love the weekends * I can catch up and
blessings to you, your family and hoping all is well with your dad ♥

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This looks SO delicious. There are days, winter ones in particular, when nothing beats a nice comforting casserole. I'm keeping this recipe. Yum!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this looks SO good! I could eat the whole thing and probably would right now. LOL!


Sheila :-)

Angie said...

This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it.

Sue said...

I wish I had all the ingredients on hand to try this. Looks wonderful.