Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cheesy Baked Tortellini

I participate in an online cooking board (when I have time ;) ) and for the first time, I'm participating in a Recipe Exchange for March/April. This round’s theme was ‘foods from your region.’ Mine was for New Jersey and the dish, Baked Tortellini--- YUM!

Cheesy Baked Tortellini
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Source: WC Recipe Exchange Mar/Apr ‘08 - ‘New Jersey'

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 (I used regular mozz, couldn't find smoked)
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.


Kate said...

I just adore seeing food from all over the country!

Melissa said...

Looks cheesy and yummy!