Cheesy Baked Tortellini

by Melissa on March 9, 2008

Another Giada recipe, another success. I saw this recipe on food network back in January, and had flagged it to try, but just recently got around to it. A perfect cold-day comfort food, and very easy to make.

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Cheesy Baked Tortellini

  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce ( I used the same one from this┬áblog entry)
  • 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 about 1 cup of shredded 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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spkr602 March 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Hum… I just happen to have a little mascarpone left in my fridge… This looks delish!

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BMK March 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm

That recipe is one of our favorites!

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