Knowing CC would be home and ready to eat soon, I started scrounging through the fridge last night and came up with some ingredients to throw together. This fast, easy, yummy dinner comes together in about thirty minutes (if you hustle, which I did because a hungry man kept looming around the kitchen, wanting fed!).
At first, CC turned up his nose at it, but after one bite, he quickly ate what was on his plate and went back for seconds. I think that meant he liked it.
Cheesy Chicken Tortellini
1 package of cheese-filled tortellini
2 cups cooked chicken
1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (divided)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce
1 1/2 cups Panko crumbs
2 tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Cook tortellini according to package directions. While it’s cooking, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Melt butter and stir in Panko crumbs. You can also add some seasoning to the crumbs, if you wish.
Drain tortellini. Add chicken to the saucepan and stir then add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, Alfredo Sauce and any seasonings along with a sprinkle of salt. Stir well then spoon into casserole pan. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese then Panko crumbs. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.
If you want to get fancy, you can add a sprinkle of fresh or fried parsley on top.
She Who Will Be Making This Again