Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Cheesy Baked Tortellini

Hi everyone!

Here is a recipe for Cheesy Baked Tortellini. I think this sounds heavenly. It's everything my boys won't eat. I love Giada recipes. They rarely fail me. It's just that a lot of her recipes have cheese so there aren't many things of hers I can make. As for this dish, I would think you could use any flavor of tortellini you like. Cheese tortellini would be fine but there are so many flavors that pick what you like. Also, for sure use the marsarpone cheese. I love that stuff. If you really don't want to, I suppose you could sub cream cheese but it won't be totally the same.

Cheesy Baked Tortellini
Amy (amylz)
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Olive oil
2 cups marinara sauce
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 pound purchased cheese tortellini
2 ounces thinly sliced smoked mozzarella
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish. Whisk the sauce, mascarpone cheese, parsley and thyme in a large bowl to blend. Cook the tortellini in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain. Add the tortellini to the sauce and toss to coat. Transfer the tortellini mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top the mixture with the smoked mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and bake until the sauce bubbles and the cheeses on top melt, about 30 minutes.

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