Tortellini-Vegetable Bake

Tortellini-Vegetable Bake
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  1. 2 9 ounce packages refrigerated cheese tortellini
  2. 1 1/2 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
  3. 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot (1 medium)
  4. 1 tablespoon butter
  5. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  6. 1/3 cup vegetable broth
  7. 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  9. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 1 cup milk
  12. 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened
  13. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  14. 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  15. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped red or green sweet pepper (1 small)
  16. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook tortellini according to package directions, adding sugar snap peas and carrot for the last 1 minute of cooking; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet.
  3. In a screw-top jar combine broth, flour, oregano, garlic salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake until smooth. Add to the same skillet; add milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cream cheese; cook and stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
  4. Stir tortellini mixture, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sweet pepper into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.