secret recipe club: 30 minute baked tortellini

to say i've been busy the last six weeks is the understatement of the year. if you think toddlers are a time suck, try adding a newborn into the mix. it leaves an obnoxiously little amount of free time every day. and even less time for all of the usual things. we had gotten into a routine, the three of us, and since the baby made his arrival right before easter, dinners like this twenty minute easy tortellini bake by julie at this gal cooks, are perfect. and while it isn't exactly photogenic, this dinner is delicious with very little hands on time.

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30 minute baked tortellini
adapted from this gal cooks 
30 minutes, serves 6
2 large chicken breasts or 2 cups leftover diced chicken
9 ounce package of your favorite tortellini
24 ounce your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  1. skip this step if using leftover chicken. to poach chicken, add the breasts to a pot and cover with an inch of water. cover, place over high heat, and bring to a boil. turn down to barely a simmer, and cook for 8-12 minutes, or until it registers 165F on a thermometer. remove from the water and dice into bite sized pieces.
  2. cook the tortellini according to the package directions. drain and toss with the chicken and sauce. place in an oven safe dish, cover with cheese, and bake at 350F for 15 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. serve with crusty bread.


  1. simple recipes are always good to have on hand. hope you guys are adjusting well!

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