Cheesy Tortellini Casserole Recipe

 

Cheesy tortellini casserole, cheese tortellini in tomato sauce with mushrooms and chard, topped with Mozzarella and baked until bubbly.

What you will need

1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) prepared frozen cheese tortellini

Salt

12 ounces cremini or white button mushrooms, roughly chopped or sliced into 1/4-inch slices

1 Tbsp butter

3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp)

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 large bunch swiss chard, ribs removed, leaves chopped (about 2 cups) OR 2 cups fresh chopped spinach OR 1/2 cup frozen spinach

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil or 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 to 6 ounces Mozzarella cheese slices, enough to cover the surface of the casserole

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