Spinach Cheese Pesto Tortellini

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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.

olive oil

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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10 Responses to “ Spinach Cheese Pesto Tortellini ”

Cristin said...

Thanks for sharing!!! This is right up my alley!!!

. said...

I love Aldi! Thanks for sharing, I will be putting this on my schedule for next weeks dinners!

Kari Lynn said...

Oh thank you for sharing!! I'll be trying this one ASAP!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks. A girlfriend and I want to start the freezer meal parties that you do - what kind of meals do you all prepare or how do you organize it all? Any tips or suggestions? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I can't bring myself to shop at Aldi. I have read too many scary things on the internet. Do you shop there often? Don't you find other stores as cheap with sales. Let me know your thoughts.

Kate said...

For me, it's not just about being cheap, I can be in and out of there with a weeks worth of groceries in 20 minutes and when I shop with 2 kids, that's huge!
Now I'm curious what scary things you've read?!

Anonymous said...

I have read some items are from China and other countries. Some one once told me to read thier labels and see where this is made at.

Anonymous said...

Most of the stuff is made in Batavia, IL, right? I've heard nothing bad. I just don't ever buy bananas there. They go from green to rotten without stopping at yellow, in my experience anyway. I love Aldi!

Kate said...

you can find out lots of info about our freezer meals on our blog http://loveourfreezerdinners.blogspot.com,if you go back to the first few posts it has some intructions and then all the recipes too!
let me know if you have any other questions!

Carrie said...

I made this last night and YUM! It will be on heavy rotation around here for a while. My daughter and I fought over the little tiny bit of leftovers for lunch.