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Towards the end of my pregnancy, I got really lazy. I was just so big and tired, and I didn’t feel like doing anything. I figured that I’d get organized again once the baby came, so I didn’t really care much as my office was becoming a huge, disorganized mess. I should have known better. As tired and big as I was, things really were easier to get done then than they are now with a newborn. Especially a newborn like mine that doesn’t like to get put down. So I have to steal a few minutes here and there, just trying to get the laundry done and the kitchen clean.

But I also have a stack of recipes to blog about, and that stack is starting to drive me crazy. So hopefully with my next few posts, I can work through this stack and feel like I’m starting to get organized again!!

This recipe is one that is great for a night when time is running low. And if you are a fan of spinach artichoke dip, this has a lot of the same flavors. That is what originally attracted me to this recipe. Spinach artichoke dip in pasta form?? I’m in!!

Spinach and Artichoke Tortellini Bake
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Everyone's favorite dip gets a makeover - into dinner!
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen ricotta-filled tortellini
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • a few grates fresh nutmeg
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and excess water squeezed out
  • 1 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts, or 1 10-ounce box frozen quartered artichoke hearts, defrosted
  • ground black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and reserve.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. Whisk in the flour and cook another minute or two. Add the milk, whisking, and cook until the mixture has thickened.
  4. Add in the nutmeg, spinach, and artichoke hearts; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add in the tortellini and toss to mix. Pour the mixture into a large casserole dish and sprinkle the top with the cheeses. Place under the broiler, just until the cheese is melted, a minute or two.
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  6. from The Rachael Ray Show


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38 Responses to Spinach and Artichoke Tortellini Bake

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A great idea! Yummy!



  2. Michelle says:

    I love these flavors. I would like to come up with a healthier version though. Mmmmm spinach artichoke!!

  3. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    Debs I remember it well the end of my pregnancy, I felt just the same as you did! I wish I lived next door I would come around and gladly give baby a cuddle for you while you get on with things.

    Your Tortellini Bake looks marvellous and I’m salivating just imagining all those wonderful flavours together.

    I’m looking forward to all those recipes you have yet to blog :0)

    Rosie x

  4. Annie says:

    I just bought some tortellini the other day without knowing what I would do with them…it’s meant to be! This sounds fantastic!

    As for the baby, do you have a sling or wrap? They make life so much easier sometimes…you can cuddle your little one and get a few things done. But don’t forget to rest when you can too. congratulations!

  5. Donna-FFW says:

    Oh, this sounds justwonderful. I adore both spinach and artichokes, and cheese, need I say more!!

  6. Grace says:

    mmm…it’s like spinach artichoke dip AS A MEAL. awesome. 🙂

  7. Ingrid says:

    I’m thinking my children will really like this one. They are huge fans of spinach. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Hope you get back to being organized. Oh, and if it helps, you could have had two at one time, I did! 🙂 I told myself it could have been tougher, I could have had three. LOL!

  8. Dawn says:

    Yes indeed I would love this as a nice dinner.

  9. Abby says:

    Cash wasn’t like that, but I do understand how hard it is to get things done. Do you wear her around? Or is she not keen on that?

    Brad would love this. He always gets that dip when it’s on appetizer menus.

  10. Steph says:

    Yum, this dish is right up my alley. Looks delish!

  11. Sophie says:

    That’s great that you’re still able to cook up good stuff though :). I agree, a dip in a pasta dish sounds delicious. I so wish I could have some right now!

  12. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    DAMN good idea!! This is great!

  13. Maria says:

    Wow, that looks good! I hope you can get organized soon! It is always a process!

  14. LilSis says:

    Thanks!! We need to try to remember that sometimes you can make a great dinner in a short amount of time. Everyone in my house loves the spinach artichoke combo so I need to bookmark this one! Thanks again!

  15. Patsyk says:

    All you had to tell me was that it was like spinach and artichoke dip… I want some now!

  16. RecipeGirl says:

    Mmmmm- perfect comfort food!! I’m with you on the disorganization. I’m itchin’ to get it all together again.

  17. Elyse says:

    Easy and delicious week night meals are the best! There’s nothing better than getting great, comforting flavors in a dish that doesn’t cause much stress in the making. This looks delicious!

  18. KJ says:

    Me too. Sounds great!!

  19. kat says:

    Oh, spinach & artichoke dip as the meal?! yum!

  20. Sara says:

    I’m sure I’d love this, I’m a huge artichoke fan. It looks delicious!

  21. Anonymous says:

    this looks sooooo good.
    but, good lord, how unhealthy!

  22. Colleen says:

    I agree – spinach-artichoke dip with pasta – brilliant!

  23. Mary says:

    This is such a good idea. Can’t wait to try it.

  24. Fearless Kitchen says:

    This looks great. Spinach artichoke dip is such a popular dish, it’s great to be able to get those same flavors at home.

  25. Paula says:

    I’m usually running low on time! This recipe is terrific, and I am a fan of the dip, so I’m sure I’d enjoy this. Hope you are getting some rest with the new one in tow. Isn’t it amazing how time moves once the wee one is on the scene! Hope you are able to make a dent in organizing your stuff … but don’t worry … we’ll wait for your blog posts and keep checking in even if you need some extra time to regroup!

  26. jesse says:

    Oh my goodness, like you said, spinach and artichoke dip in pasta form? I am SO in. Thank you for the recipe! I’m just slobbering away all over my keyboard now…

  27. Olivia says:

    Spinach…artichokes…and pasta?? It’s like my favorite dip is now a pasta dish 🙂

  28. kimberleyblue says:

    This sounds really good – gotta try it!

    I love fast and easy meals…especially when they sound this tasty.

  29. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    I love anything with spinach and artichokes and this sounds like a winning recipe!

  30. Kevin says:

    This sounds really tasty and good!

  31. Peabody says:

    Looks at all that gooey cheese on top! Yum.

  32. eatme_delicious says:

    Mmm spinach and artichoke dip inspired baked pasta… yes please! Looks delicious.

  33. Edie says:

    I’m totally on board with anything that has spinach, artichoke, cheese and pasta! I’ve avoided tortellini because I had no idea what to do with it. Great idea.

  34. Andrea says:

    This was delicious! Not the healthiest of recipes… but I’ll work on that next time. I’m not even sure the artichokes are necessary.
    I’m so glad I discovered your blog… it’s my fave!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I tried this last night- it was good, but I added in some red pepper flakes and I would have made more sauce, or cut down to 1 or 1.5 lbs of tortellini. It served way more than six!

  36. kamailesfood says:

    Mmm…this sounds really good and easy to make!

  37. Kanga says:

    Mmmm…. we love spinach and artichoke together! This recipe sounds DIVINE! Mmmmmmm! I can't wait to make this dish!

    I have a Moby Wrap … do you have a wrap for your little one?

  38. grace says:

    My mouth is watering. This sounds so freaking delicious!

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