Baked Tortellini with Italian Sausage
If tortellini have been cooked and refrigerated in advance, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees (180 degrees C) and increase the bake time to 40 to 45 minutes. This time and temperature are also ideal if you would like to prepare all ingredients in the baking dish to refrigerate, then place in the oven before dinner time.
Omit one can of tomatoes for a creamier taste. Additional cream cheese could also be added. The seasonings in the sausage will be a huge factor in the flavor of this dish, so buy a quality brand and bear in mind that the spiciness will be tempered by the cream sauce and pasta if you decide on a hot variety. Another type of filled pasta could be substituted for the tortellini, and vegetables can be substituted for preference or in-season produce. I do recommend keeping the bell peppers and using red, orange, or yellow for sweetness.