Sausage, Broccoli & Tortellini Bake

Okay, today’s recipe is the #1 meal requested for me to take to people when they have a baby/are having a hard time/lost a job/there has been a death/etc.  I started making it like 10 years ago because I could run in, grab the ingredients and whip it up really quickly in the event of a “meal” emergency.  Plus, it travels really well and heats up easily, so it’s just the best recipe when you’re “taking”.  I thought since it’s so popular in my own little world, it’s worth sharing again with you today 🙂 .  I’m pretty sure I’ve shared it before, but just in case, here’s a great meal to make when you need to take!


Sausage, Broccoli & Tortellini Bake

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


This is always the recipe I take to people when they need a meal.  Simple to assemble, hearty, delicious and great for freezing and reheating.  All you do is layer everything together and bake.  Done!



  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 2 (9 oz) packages of refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups of fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 (15 oz) jar of Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, plus a little extra for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your sausage in just a bit of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, remove from heat and spread across your prepared baking dish.  Next, sprinkle over both packages of your tortellini (uncooked!).  After that, sprinkle your broccoli florets down over everything.  Next, pour your Alfredo sauce down over everything and then pour your milk down.  Take a large wooden spoon and lightly toss everything right inside your baking dish.  Sprinkle your cheese down.
  4. Cover your baking dish with foil and bake about 20 minutes.  Uncover and pop back into the oven to continue baking another 10 to 15 minutes or until everything is nice and bubbly.
  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately with a little extra cheese on top.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 22, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Looks delicious, loving how simple the recipe is! Sausage and broccoli sound good together! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci August 22, 2019 at 5:44 am

    This looks delicious!

  • Lindsey Buckmaster August 22, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Hi Shay! Do you think this would freeze well? I’m making freezer meals for my sisters-in-law this weekend and looking for some new ideas other than the typical tortilla soup/chili/etc! Thank you!

  • Sarah August 22, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Do you assemble it and then leave the baking instructions or bake it and they just reheat? I’m always looking for a mealtrain meal!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 22, 2019 at 8:04 am

      I do both! It all depends on when they want the meal and what’s going on. We do a lot of “meal calendars” around here that come with instructions, so if it says “bring it hot and ready to eat”, I’ll do just that. Sometimes, it says “bring earlier in the day to be heated later” and then, I’ll just leave baking instructions with it.

  • Terri D. August 22, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Definitely want to try this! If I use fresh broccoli do I need to steam it first before putting in the recipe? Also, if you are delivering it to someone else to bake later do you still leave the tortellini uncooked? Thank you for always supplying awesome recipes to try!! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama August 22, 2019 at 9:03 am

      If it were me, I would steam it first just to make it extra tender. And yes, leave the tortellini uncooked! Enjoy 🙂 !

  • Debbra Weber August 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for sharing! It will be on my meal plan for next week! 🙂

  • Lois August 22, 2019 at 10:51 am

    If I need to assemble this casserole ahead, maybe by a few weeks, should I bake it totally, cool, & freeze, or freeze unbaked, thaw, & bake? This recipe appeals to me; thank you.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Yes! I would bake it, let it completely cool and then freeze. Then, you can just reheat it in the oven later!

  • Ashley August 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    What are your favorite jarred Alfredo sauces? I haven’t found one I like.

  • Emily August 22, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you thank you for re-sharing this! I had it pinned YEARS ago, and then the link broke and I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere! Can’t wait to have this again!!

  • Allie August 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Can you do a recipe for instant pot hot chocolate? 🥰

  • Kate August 22, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Would this work well with spicy Italian sausage or does it need the sweetness of breakfast sausage?

  • Mary Jost August 27, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you for another great recipe! I made this tonight and we all loved it! Even my picky eater liked it! This was so delicious and simple to make. I used a bag of frozen broccoli florets and steamed them yesterday to use today. I used a combination of cheese and spinach tortillini. Thank you!

  • Kelly August 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Made this tonight and my whole family (which includes a preschooler and picky toddler) cleaned their plates! I doubled it and made a second one for a friend and she said it was a hit there, too. I used a rose Alfredo sauce because it’s what I had on hand. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you!