There’s something magical about one pot pasta dinners and this creamy cheese tortellini and chicken skillet is the ultimate combination of weeknight convenience and homey comfort food.
I can’t say enough about this cheese tortellini and chicken skillet. It’s by far my favorite way to enjoy tortellini. It’s easy to make, 15 minutes max of prep time, it’s filled with veggies and chicken breast all cooked in a creamy sauce topped with extra cheese. Oh, did I mention you only need one skillet? No need to pre-cook the pasta in a separate pot.
This, my friends is the what I call a successful weeknight dinner for any family. No matter how crazy busy our life is, I’m sure we’ll find the time to put this meal together and have dinner ready in no time.
And just like any other comfort food, it calls for ingredients I’m sure we all have in the kitchen.
Onion, bell peppers (optional), tomatoes, chicken, peas and tortellini. To make the creamy sauce you’ll need chicken stock and greek yogurt. A handful of shredded cheese to top the casserole and you’re done.
My favorite tortellini are the ones filled with three cheeses or the spinach and cheese ones, but you can use your favorite in the recipe. The same goes for the veggies. I only had peas on hand but you can add green beans, corn, or a mixture of all of them.
To cut on prep time I used canned tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are a kitchen sample around here. Diced, fire roasted, whole or crushed I have at least 20 cans any time in the pantry. My favorite brand is Muir Glen, available at most grocery stores. Their organic tomatoes won me over years ago.
I lost track how many times canned tomatoes helped me save prep time and get a homemade meal on the table for my family.
No matter the time of the year the tomatoes in the Muir Glen cans are sealed with freshness and natural goodness. They can be used in various meals, one pot pasta like this creamy cheese tortellini and chicken bake, or as a base for marinara sauce.
Disclosure : I have been compensated for this post through a partnership with Mom it Forward. Recipe, photography and opinions are all mine.