Pesto is such a great flavor, there are so many things that can be made with it. You can simply mix some pesto in with pasta and call it a day or you can get creative and make a dish that seems super fancy, but is really just a mixture of lots of great flavors. This Chicken Pesto Tortellini Bake, sponsored by Barilla, is just that.
Although my family loves the flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts (yum!) you could easily substitute this recipe with your family’s favorite vegetables too. And if I had thought about it while in the store, I would have added fresh pine nuts too – next time.
This recipe makes a big Chicken Pesto Tortellini Bake (9×13!), which makes it perfect for busy weeknights because it makes for great leftovers – for lunch or dinner. It would also be fantastic for a potluck dinner or a great dish to share with a friend. My other tip is to make extra chicken earlier in the week to use in this recipe to save yourself some prep time. I stopped by my local BJ’s Wholesale for this recipe, they have the perfect two-pack ingredients for what I was looking for.
Chicken Pesto Tortellini Bake
- 5 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1/4 shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 tablespoons Barilla Traditional Pesto Sauce
- 1 cup milk
- 2 packages (24 oz) Barilla Collezione Tortellini, cooked
- 2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
- 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
Cook pasta and chicken to preference. (This is a great chance to use leftover chicken!)
In a medium bowl combine butter, parmesan, mozzarella, Barilla Traditional Pesto Sauce and milk. Set aside.
In a 9×13 baking dish add pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Mix together. Add wet mixture and mix until well combined.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
#BarillaTortellini and #BarillaPesto are available in two-packs at #BJsWholesale for a limited time. It’s a perfect offer for this recipe since you will need two bags of Barilla Collezione Tortellini to make the Chicken Pesto Tortellini Bake. You can also get more great ideas for serving pesto, hot or cold, below.
I love Barilla’s Three Cheese Tortellini because it is an artisanal pasta made with the highest quality all-natural ingredients. The Barilla Traditional Pesto Sauce is made with simple ingredients like sweet basil, aromatic herbs, and extra virgin olive oil deliciously blended together for a rich taste and thick texture.
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