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
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
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
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.