Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake

As you know, the downside to off-campus life is you have to find time to cook your own meals. 😥.

Layered Tortellin Pizza Bake: #LessMessRecipe

The good news is, it is not as bad as it may first sound.

One savvy secret to make cooking more manageable, is to keep the mess to a minimum for easy clean-up afterwards.

Enter the casserole dish. 🙌

Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake: Less Mess Recipe

It makes meals like this Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake a cinch to prepare, cook, or freeze for later (if you don’t want to cook it right away) with minimum clean-up afterwards.

Okay, maybe there will be the odd baked-on trouble spot on the dish that needs scrubbing – but nothing you can’t handle!

Happy Cooking!

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Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake

Makes: 3 to 4 Servings | Ready In: About 25 minutes


  • 454 g / 16 oz. frozen cheese tortellini or ravioli
  • 1 can (12 oz / 375 ml) pizza sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • Pepperoni slices, about 10 to 12  
  • ½ cup (packed) grated mozzarella cheese 


  1. In a pot, cook tortellini as per package directions. Drain.
  2. In an 8 x 8 casserole dish, spoon a little pizza sauce over the bottom of the dish. Evenly spread half of the cooked tortellini on top. Pour half of the remaining pizza sauce over tortellini, followed by the Parmesan cheese and remaining cooked tortellini. Top with remaining pizza sauce, bell peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake in a 400° F oven for 10 minutes to heat and melt cheese. Set oven to broil for the last 2 minutes if you like your cheese lightly browned on top.
Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake

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Layered Tortellini Pizza Bake | 25 Minutes

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