Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my family's favourite recipe and makes a hearty meal. I have taken this to many potlucks and never have to bring back leftovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add garlic and onion and cook gently 3-4 minutes until fragrant and tender.
  3. Sprinkle with flour.
  4. Cook 3-4 minutes longer.
  5. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil.
  6. Add tomatoes, paste, herbs, s/p and cook 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cook tortellini in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  8. Add the broccoli and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Drain very well.
  10. Combine the pasta and broccoli with the sauce.
  11. Add grated cheese and transfer to a large baking dish.
  12. Sprinkle with parmesan.
  13. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

This was really good - I did substitute 1 cup of prepared Tomato (pasta sauce - with garlic and fresh tomatoes) in place of the tomatos and spices - used half beef and half cheese tortellini, and only 1 cup of grated cheese. I did add fresh spinach instead of brocolli - just added it to the heated sauce. The whole family loved it. Easy to make additions or subtractions from. Thanks!

pixiesmom June 02, 2004

This recipe was just okay. I will likely never make it again but one of those recipes that I am glad I did make (if that makes sense). The broccoli was overdone and I think three minutes would be the right amount of time for it and I should have known as we do like our veggies a little crip.

Darlene10 March 01, 2004

Excellent recipe! My son thought he was eating in a restaurant. Definitely a meal to make for company. Thanks!

Kim Beneteau January 04, 2004

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