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Tortellini Mac n Cheese

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Mac n cheese with a twist! Replace regular pasta with tortellini for a delicious and cheesy meal.

I am so very excited to share this dish with you.

It was something that we had last week and it’s pretty much heaven in a dish! Cheese, pasta, bacon, crunchy,buttery breadcrumbs….need I go on? OK, I will.

It’s one of the dishes that once it’s gone, you are sad and then, happiness fills your life again the next time you make it.

Seriously.

It’s a little bit of a twist from your ordinary mac n cheese,which is the ultimate comfort food, right? I think so, too. Instead of your elbow macaroni pasta, this dish has tortellini.

The flavor of the tortellini is completely up to you. Ours was a three cheese variety, but, ricotta, spinach or a sausage flavor would work too. It’s also a great way to get out of that ordinary mac n cheese rut you know that you’ve been in.

Please make this very soon..happiness will in fact, fill your life. 🙌

Tortellini Mac n Cheese #tortellini #macandcheese #cheese #dinner #tableforsevenblog

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Yield: Serves: 6

Tortellini Mac n Cheese

Tortellini Mac n Cheese #tortellini #macandcheese #cheese #dinner #tableforsevenblog

Mac n cheese with a twist! Replace regular pasta with tortellini for a delicious and cheesy meal.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz frozen tortellini

FOR CHEESE SAUCE:

  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion powder

FOR TOPPING:

  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 in baking dish with non stick cooking spray
  2. Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 3 TBSP butter. Add flour, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until combined.
  4. Add milk. Cook on medium heat until bubbly. Once bubbly, reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens.
  5. Stir in cheese and let it melt slightly. Remove from heat.
  6. Mix cheese sauce with tortellini. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  7. In a small bowl, combine bread crumb, 2 TBSP melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Mix until well combined. Sprinkle over tortellini.
  8. Sprinkle bacon pieces over bread crumb mixture.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is browned.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 874mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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Karen

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

This was super delicious! I used evaporated milk since we were out milk AND I stirred in a heaping cup of butternut squash puree. The result was a beautifully creamy comfort dish on a cold winter night. I will make this again, for sure!

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

YUM! That sounds delicious Karen! So glad you enjoyed it..thanks for letting me know.

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