I posted a picture of our empty casserole dish one night after dinner on Instagram and a few of you requested the recipe so here it goes…
We had a similar dish made for us by Robb’s cousins after Sadler was born and I loved it so much I had to attempt to recreate it! So thanks, Stacey for the inspiration!
I’ve made a coupe different variations of the dish, with or without chicken if you’re looking for a meatless option.
I started adding it now b/c it makes the dish go a little further since my guys love it to much! And you can use plain cheese or spinach cheese tortellini, or both, whatever you prefer or can find at your grocery store! I find this in the refrigerated section at Aldi.
Here’s the cast:
grilled chicken strips, these were pre-cooked from the frozen section, you could cook your own chicken too and cut it into strips.
fresh mushrooms, sliced
pesto sauce, store bought or homemade
a medium onion, diced
and a package of tortellini
Almost forgot him:
If you’re chicken strips are frozen, throw those into a hot skillet with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, after a couple minutes add the onion and mushroom. Once those cook to your liking *I like the onion to be pretty tender, so maybe about 5 minutes*, stir in a tablespoon of the minced garlic.
Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to the package directions.
Once everything is cooked, combine it all into your casserole dish and stir in a couple tablespoons of pesto
My guys add parmesan cheese to the top, but that’s of course optional :)
Its a big hit here!
hope you like it!
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