Italian Cream Cheese Tortellini Bake

This was a HUGE hit in our house last night and (bonus!) it makes a lot of pasta, so there are plenty of leftovers to go in lunch boxes for the next day or two.

4 cups tortellini, uncooked
1 pound Italian bulk sausage, cooked
40 ounces pasta sauce
3/4 cup Philadelphia Italian Herb and Cheese Cooking Creme
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil, optional

Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta when finished cooking.

Add cooked sausage to pasta sauce; simmer on medium heat 2 min., stirring frequently until heated through. Remove from heat.

Whisk cream cheese spread, milk and Parmesan in large bowl until well blended. Add pasta and basil; stir gently until pasta is evenly coated.

Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of a greased casserole dish. Cover with pasta mixture and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes minutes.

We had this with a green salad and some grapes.

What did the family think? Everyone loved it and had seconds. Our youngest said he liked it so much that he was going to have 100ths.

Where did this recipe come from? It was adapted from a recipe at Once a Month Mom

photo from Michelle’s Tasty Creations

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