Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Baked Tortellini

Experience comfort in every bite with our tantalizing Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Baked Tortellini recipe. Perfect for hectic weekdays or relaxed family dinners, this dish brings together succulent shredded chicken, cheesy tortellini, nutritious spinach, and tangy artichoke hearts, all enveloped in a creamy Alfredo sauce and topped with gooey melted cheese.


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 15 oz jar Alfredo Sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 19 oz bag frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (divided)


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick spray to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, Alfredo sauce, and chicken broth. Add the frozen tortellini, drained artichoke hearts, fresh baby spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, spreading it out evenly for uniform baking. Cover the dish loosely with foil to prevent excessive browning.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the tortellini to cook through. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese over the top for a delightful golden crust.
  5. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling and the cheese is melted to perfection.
  6. Once done, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve the Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Baked Tortellini immediately, garnished with fresh parsley if desired, and enjoy the comforting flavors.

Prep Time: 5 min Cooking Time: 50 min Total Time: 1 hr Servings: 4

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serving Suggestions: Serve the Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Baked Tortellini hot straight from the oven for maximum flavor and enjoyment. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
  2. Make-Ahead Option: You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it, covered, until ready to bake. Simply follow the recipe up to step 3, then cover the dish with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then proceed with baking as directed.
  3. Leftover Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave individual portions or warm the entire casserole in the oven at 350°F until heated through.
  4. Freezing Instructions: This casserole can also be frozen for longer storage. After assembling, cover the dish tightly with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake as directed. You may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time if baking from frozen.
  5. Batch Cooking: Consider doubling the recipe and making two casseroles at once. Enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for a convenient meal on a busy day.
  6. Customization: Feel free to customize this dish by adding your favorite vegetables or protein. Bell peppers, mushrooms, or cooked sausage would make delicious additions to the filling.
  7. Accompaniments: Serve this baked tortellini alongside a crisp green salad or garlic bread for a complete and satisfying meal.
  8. Portion Control: If you’re cooking for a smaller group, you can easily halve the ingredients and bake the casserole in an 8×8-inch dish instead.
  9. Reheating Tips: When reheating leftovers, adding a splash of chicken broth or Alfredo sauce before reheating can help prevent the dish from drying out.
  10. Enjoy Cold: This dish can also be enjoyed cold straight from the refrigerator as a tasty leftover lunch option.


  1. Vegetarian Option: For a meatless version, omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can also add extra vegetables such as diced bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms for added flavor and texture.
  2. Seafood Twist: Swap the chicken for cooked shrimp or crab meat for a delicious seafood twist. Add the seafood to the Alfredo sauce mixture before baking for a seafood-filled delight.
  3. Pesto Infusion: Add a dollop of basil pesto to the Alfredo sauce for a burst of fresh flavor. Stir it into the sauce mixture along with the shredded chicken for a delightful pesto-infused twist.
  4. Spice It Up: Add a kick of heat by incorporating diced jalapeños or red pepper flakes into the Alfredo sauce mixture. For those who enjoy a spicy kick, this variation adds a tantalizing element to the dish.
  5. Mushroom Medley: Enhance the earthy flavors by adding a variety of mushrooms such as sliced cremini, button, or shiitake mushrooms to the filling. Sauté the mushrooms with garlic until tender before adding them to the casserole.
  6. Creamy Tomato Sauce: Instead of Alfredo sauce, use a creamy tomato sauce for a different flavor profile. Mix cooked chicken with marinara sauce and a splash of cream before combining with the tortellini and vegetables.
  7. Cheese Lover’s Delight: Amp up the cheesy goodness by adding extra cheese varieties such as Gruyère, provolone, or fontina to the filling. Sprinkle additional cheese on top before baking for a decadent cheesy finish.
  8. Greek-Inspired Twist: Give this dish a Mediterranean flair by adding chopped Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese to the filling. Finish with a sprinkle of dried oregano and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.
  9. Spinach and Ricotta: Replace the Alfredo sauce with a mixture of ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and chopped spinach. Layer the tortellini with this creamy spinach mixture for a comforting vegetarian option.
  10. Tex-Mex Fusion: Incorporate Tex-Mex flavors by adding black beans, corn kernels, diced green chilies, and a sprinkle of taco seasoning to the filling. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro for a southwestern twist.


  1. Can I use fresh tortellini instead of frozen? Yes, you can substitute fresh tortellini for frozen in this recipe. Keep in mind that fresh tortellini may cook slightly faster, so adjust the baking time accordingly.
  2. Can I use homemade Alfredo sauce instead of store-bought? Absolutely! Feel free to use homemade Alfredo sauce if you prefer. Just make sure it’s a creamy consistency to ensure the dish turns out rich and flavorful.
  3. Can I prepare this dish ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Simply cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed when ready to serve.
  4. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, you can use gluten-free tortellini and ensure that all other ingredients, including the Alfredo sauce, are gluten-free. Be sure to check labels to confirm that all ingredients are suitable for a gluten-free diet.
  5. Can I freeze leftovers? Yes, you can freeze leftovers for future meals. Allow the casserole to cool completely, then transfer individual portions or the entire dish to freezer-safe containers. Freeze for up to 3 months and thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  6. What can I serve with this dish? This Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Baked Tortellini pairs well with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables. It’s also delicious on its own as a complete meal.
  7. Can I use a different type of cheese? Yes, you can customize the cheese in this recipe to suit your preferences. Try using Gruyère, provolone, or fontina in place of mozzarella for a unique flavor profile.
  8. How do I know when the casserole is done baking? The casserole is done baking when it’s bubbling around the edges and the cheese on top is melted and golden brown. Use a fork to test the tortellini for doneness – it should be tender.

Prepare to delight your taste buds with this satisfying and indulgent baked tortellini dish that’s sure to become a family favorite!