Thursday, January 8, 2009

Giada's Cheesy Baked Tortellini

I love stuffed pastas... tortellini, ravioli, stuffed shells... you get the point. I have been eyeing up Giada's recipe for baked tortellini for a long time now. I finally made it tonight. It was EXCELLENT. I have mentioned before that I try not to repeat recipes too often but this one merits repeating.

Olive oil
2 cups marinara sauce
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves (I used 1 tablespoon of dried)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves (omitted)
1 pound purchased cheese tortellini
2 ounces thinly sliced smoked mozzarella (I used regular)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish.

Combine the sauce, mascarpone cheese, parsley and thyme in a large bowl.

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 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.


  1. Looks good. How could anyone go wrong with warm, gooey tortellini, sauce, and cheese?

  2. Wow, this sounds amazing. I love tortellini.

  3. Mmm, this looks so creamy and cheesy! Great comfort food.

  4. Mmmm - I've been seeing a lot of tortelli recipes lately. I think its a sign that I need to pick some up and make something with it. This looks delicious and I love the cheesy goodness!