Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake in a Tomato Sauce Recipe

You are going to love this Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake! Marty and I don’t go out to eat that often but on special occasions we want to have a meal that’s a little bit fancier than normal. Our wedding anniversary is coming up soon and I wanted to make something special for us for dinner without completing blowing our budget.  This Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake is similar to a dish we had with shrimp at a local restaurant. I figured if they could make it, there was no reason that I couldn’t.

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I wanted to keep this as easy as possible while still being a special meal. I don’t have time to spend two hours in the kitchen making dinner.  I started with frozen tortellini and frozen bay scallops. I checked out the price of the all natural sea scallops but they were very expensive so I decided to go with bay scallops instead. Either would work in this recipe. It just depends on your budget.

Yields 6

Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake

This Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake is a delicious splurge for that special meal; but, still lets you stay within your budget. Easy to make and delicious.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen bay scallops
  • 2 pkgs frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cook the tortellini according to the directions on the package.
  3. Saute the scallops in olive oil on medium heat until done. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the spaghetti sauce and the tortellini in a skillet.
  5. Add the scallops and then top with mozarella cheese.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories

2477 cal

Fat

175 g

Carbs

73 g

Protein

154 g
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This Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake is a delicious splurge for that special meal; but, it still lets you stay within your budget. You could easily substitute other types of seafood depending on what you have available. I think it would taste just as good with crab or you could try a shrimp tortellini bake. You could even turn this into a sausage tortellini skillet by substituting Italian sausage.

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious Ellen! Scallops have become a huge favorite of mine. So tender and delicious.
  2. This looks so good! This may sound strange but I have never had scallops before. I cannot wait to try this! 
  3. This looks delicious, and I love how easy it is to make too. I am adding tortellini to my grocery list so I can try this.
  4. shelly peterson says
    This looks super delicious. I have never tried Scallops before, but we love pasta. I might have to try this out.
  5. Looks so yummy! Thanks you for the recipe
  6. Karen Glatt says
    I love scallops and italian food, and this recipe is so pretty and looks so delicious. I want to make it for my family. I like that it was cooked in a cast iron skillet.
  7. Debbie Welchert says
    It's been a while since I have had scallops and would love to try them again. This recipes sounds pretty good and I would love to try it.
  8. This looks Yummy! I love scallops!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!
  9. What a delicious recipe! We love to try new things and I'll have to add this to our dinner rotation! Yum!
  10. Francine Anchondo says
    This recipe looks really good will have to try and make this.
  11. Crystal Rogers Walker says
    Oh I love this my Grandma use to fix this and I could never find a recipe that was like hers but this is it and it looks so good oh thank you I have found another good one
  12. Karen Nadeau says
    This sounds really delicious and easy to make.  I love scallops too.  I think I will have to try this soon. Thank you.
  13. Peg Thompson says
    you could substitute alfredo sauce for the marinara sauce, right?

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