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Mac and Cheese Tortellini and Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipes

*This post is sponsored by Borden® Cheese.

Can you finish this saying? “The family that cooks together…”

Yep, “EATS together!”

Mac & Cheese Tortellini

As a family, dinner is a very special time in our house because it’s always the one time, that no matter how busy we are or how many after school activities we have, we always come together. It’s a time for finding out how the kids’ day went, what is on the schedule for the rest of the week and just to take a few minutes out of our hectic lives to sit down and talk.

We not only like to eat together, but sometimes (not always!), we like to make dinner together to take our family time one step further. I just find it super important to do these kinds of things as a family since our lives are so over-scheduled as it is.

So when Borden® Cheese came to us to share one of our favorite family dinner ideas, we knew we had to make it a challenge! Yep, we are a very competitive family and figured a “Cook Off Challenge” was a good way to share our favorite Mac & Cheese Tortellini and Cheesy Garlic Bread recipes.

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Watch our Family Cooking Challenge video to find out how to make this amazing family dinner and see who wins the challenge!

Mac & Cheese Tortellini

mac and cheese tortellini

Mac & Cheese Tortellini Ingredients

  • 16 oz frozen tortellini
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded (We used Borden® Cheese)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion powder

for topping:

  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Mozzarella/Provolone Cheese, shredded (We used Borden® Cheese)
  • 3-4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a glass baking dish (we used a 9×12) with non stick cooking spray
  2. Prepare frozen tortellini according to the package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 3 TBSP butter.   Add flour,  onion powder and garlic powder.  Mix until completely combined.
  4. Add milk to the saucepan.  Cook on medium heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens. (Approximately 3-5 minutes)
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese and let it melt until almost completely melted.  Remove from heat.
  6. Mix tortellini with the cheese sauce.  Pour into prepared glass baking dish.
  7. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 TBSP melted butter and mozzarella/provolone cheese mixture.  Mix until completely combined.  Sprinkle evenly over tortellini.
  8. Sprinkle bacon pieces over bread crumb mixture.
Mac and Cheese Tortellini

9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

mac & cheese tortellini

 Cheesy Garlic Bread

garlic bread

Garlic Cheesy Bread Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided (We used Borden® Cheese)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella/Provolone cheese (We used Borden® Cheese)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 TBSP of chopped parsley leaves
  • sourdough loaf of bread

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, mozzarella/provolone, Greek yogurt, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Place bread, cut-sides up, onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread cheese mixture evenly over the bread slices; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley.
garlic bread

5. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

These recipes are easy-peasy and will have your family enjoying dinner together in less than 45 minutes from start to finish!

*Disclosure: Borden® Cheese sponsored this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

mac and cheese tortellini

Mac & Cheese Tortellini

A cheesy good entree stuffed with cheese and pasta.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 597 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz frozen tortellini
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

for topping:

  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella/provolone cheese shredded
  • 3-4 slices cooked bacon crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a glass baking dish (we used a 9×12) with non stick cooking spray
  • Prepare frozen tortellini according to the package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt 3 TBSP butter.   Add flour,  onion powder and garlic powder.  Mix until completely combined.
  • Add milk to the saucepan.  Cook on medium heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens. (Approximately 3-5 minutes)
  • Stir in cheddar cheese and let it melt until almost completely melted.  Remove from heat.
  • Mix tortellini with the cheese sauce.  Pour into prepared glass baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 TBSP melted butter and mozzarella/provolone cheese mixture.  Mix until completely combined.  Sprinkle evenly over tortellini.
  • Sprinkle bacon pieces over bread crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 27gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 774mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 799IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 493mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dinner, mac & cheese, mac and cheese, main course, pasta, tortellini
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