Southwest Tortellini Casserole

"A nice, different way to make tortellini. Good for potlucks."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease/spray a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, toss together the black beans, tortellini, green chilies, diced tomatoes and cumin. Mix well and pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  • In another bowl, stir together the sour cream, lime juice and sugar; evenly spread this over mixture in the casserole dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle with cheese, then olives, then green onions, then the cilantro.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue baking an additional 20-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with cilantro.

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  1. Chef AngieW
    We did not care for this at all. The combinations of flavors seemed strange.
  2. ddick24
    I really don't understand the negative reviews on this dish. I cook a lot and we LOVE good food. This one was very good. I did add some cut up chicken as my husband is a meat eater. We ate it for two meals and loved it!!
  3. k8tbird
    This recipe and ingredients were possibly the worst combination and taste I have ever experienced in a recipe. The odor and consistency with curdled sour cream were the worst. What was I thinking to make this disaster? Please just take this recipe off your usually wonderful list.
  4. 2tastee4u
    Nobody in my family cared for this recipe. I followed it to the letter, but it just wasn't good. It was mushy and lacking flavor despite some promising ingredients. Perhaps it could be good if you added some more flavor, but mostly I couldn't get past the odd combo of pasta and southwestern ingredients.
  5. dogan_5042881
    Tasted wonderful but my sour cream curdled as well. I'm going to try again and make it into a sauce, then add it. I loved the flavor.


  1. Pondridge
    Absolutely delicious way to satisfy a family who is craving Mexican flavors, but when you don't have a ton of ingredients or time on your hands. I doubled the recipe and split it between two baking dishes, and eliminated the olives and substituted parsley for the cilantro. I also used the Chicken and Herb tortellini for a bit more protein. Otherwise, I followed the recipe, and I applaud Parsley for posting this. The lime cuts through most of the ingredients to give this dish a fresh taste.
  2. CarsieQ
    Awesome! My husband and I love this! Now I make it about every other week. We don't like tomatoes much, so I just use a can of tomato sauce instead.



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