If you know me, you know I love making quick and easy suppers that are tasty and on the healthy side. Sure, we order pizza from time to time like any other busy family, but I cook 6 out of 7 nights and love every minute of it.
I try to sneak in as many veggies as possible and use whole grains when I can. The Duke would survive on brownies and Bisquick pancakes if it weren’t for me. Heck, he might prefer it that way.
I threw together this Cajun tortellini dish a couple weeks ago and it was a big hit. It gets a little kick from Cajun seasoning and a sweet crunch from fresh corn.
We like our spice around here, but feel free to adjust the seasoning to your family’s tastes.
Using sharp white cheddar cheese makes this dish! Along with sauteed peppers and onions, this pasta does not come up short on flavor.
I used cute little individual ramekins, but feel free to bake this in one large casserole dish.
Cajun Chicken Tortellini Bake
Published: September 7, 2012
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Ready In: 30 mins
If you know me, you know I love making quick and easy suppers that are tasty and on the healthy side. Sure, we order pizza from time …
- 1 box refrigerated wheat tortellini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 small bell pepper diced
- 3 ears fresh corn removed from cobb
- 1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese grated and divided
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray four small ramekins or one large casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini about 1 minute shy of the package instructions.
- While pasta boils, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil, then onions and bell peppers. Cook for 7-8 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add corn kernels and saute an additional 3 minutes. Sprinkle Cajun seasonings over vegetables, stirring to coat.
- Drain pasta and toss with 1 cup of cheese and 2 cups of chicken in a large bowl. Add veggies and season with additional Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, if desired. Stir well and divide pasta evenly among ramekins. Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. If you are using a large casserole dish, adjust baking time to 15-20 minutes.