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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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Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake
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.
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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cook the tortellini according to the directions on the package.
- Saute the scallops in olive oil on medium heat until done. Season with salt and pepper.
- Mix the spaghetti sauce and the tortellini in a skillet.
- Add the scallops and then top with mozarella cheese.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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.
For more seafood recipes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Easy Baked Salmon by Day by Day in Our World
- Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs by Mom Does it All
- Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells by Adventures in All Things Food
- Brown Butter and Lemon Mahi Mahi with Roasted Asparagus by Jennifer Sikora
- Shrimp and Jicama Salad by Upstate Ramblings
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