Monday, May 4, 2009

Red Pepper Tortellini Bake

This is one of our favorite dinners.  It's full of roasted bell peppers, homemade spaghetti sauce and creamy tortellini.  Use whole wheat tortellini for an even healthier meal, if you wish!

Roasted Red Pepper and Tortellini Bake
- Finding Joy in My Kitchen

  • 6 medium bell peppers -- green, red and yellow
  • 1 package tortellini (whole wheat + 3 cheese = delicious)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 C spaghetti sauce
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cut peppers into quarters (or smaller) and place on a cookie sheet. Alternatively, you can grill these peppers to reduce the heating up of your kitchen in the summer months.


Broil about 6-8 minutes until roasted, then rotate peppers and broil again, continuing until all sides are well-roasted.  Try not to let them burn, just let them get flavorful and soft.  

Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions.

Meanwhile, place peppers in a large bowl and combine with sugar and salt.

Cover the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan with 1 C spaghetti sauce.  Layer with tortellini,

pepper mix,

and cheese!

Top with remaining sauce.

Cover the baking dish with a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Then, uncover and bake 15-20 minutes longer, or until heated through.

Serves about 8 people.  It goes excellently with a good bread stick and a salad.  



UPDATE: I've also made this using homemade ravioli in place of the tortellini. Delicious!

This recipe is shared at: URS, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Presto Pasta Night, Recipe SwapIngredient Spotlight


  1. That looks so good!! I can't wait until I start getting garden fresh veggies--this will be perfect!

  2. How creative you are! Looks very good and healthy. Great pictures, too!!

  3. Ooooo-weeee! That really does look good!!! And it's a very pretty and colorful dish too! :)

  4. Wow, that looks so great and easy, too!! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Yum Yum! That looks delicious! I hope to have plenty of peppers in my garden this year, so I will save this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  6. It looks sensational! Really delicious! Wow!

  7. That looks gorgeous. I do pasta bakes all the time but have never thought to do one with filled pasta. Genius.

  8. Wow! What beautiful color! It looks delish!! :D

  9. Oh. my. goodness. That looks so wonderful - my stomach is growling!

  10. Ooo, that looks good! Thanks for sharing!

  11. That looks delicious! I really like red peppers, especially roasted!

  12. Looks very tasty indeed. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  13. What a perfect comfort food dish! Thanks for your submission to Presto Pasta Night and I hope that you will check back on Friday for the roundup.

  14. This is a great recipe. I love roasted peppers.

  15. What a great idea for a pasta bake! Roasted red peppers are delicious and homemade sauce is the best. I am going to have to check out your crockpot version!

  16. This is a fantastic idea. Everything in it is delicious. You can't go wrong. You are a creative dudette.

  17. I tried this recipe and loved it - yum! I shared it on my blog along with one of the pictures, giving credit to you - I hope that's all right; let me know if not! Here is the link: Thanks for the great meal!

  18. We just tried this tonight...I cheated and used fire roasted red peppers in the jar from Costco. It was soo good. Thanks for the recipe :)


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