Cheesy Baked Tortellini - Giada

"I got this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, on her cooking show. I saw her make this and had to make it myself, because it looked so good. And it is!!!"
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. mommymakeit4u
    A bit disappointed in this recipe. Giada usually has great dishes, but this definitely isn't one of her finest. I added tons more spice after reading others reviews, and lots of cheese on top, and it still did nothing for me. Mascarpone is expensive where I live ($10) a container, and for that reason I can't justify making it again.
     
  2. mums the word
    As others have mentioned, this is rather bland. I made exactly as written but next time would add some Italian Seasoning and garlic. I even used Giada's Marina Sauce as I always have it on hand (recipe #332598) and I love it. I would make again, just spice it up a bit more. Thx for posting.
     
  3. KellyMac6
    I was unfortunately a little dissappointed in this recipe. It just came out a little bland for my tastes. Maybe adding some sald and pepper next time and using a different marinara sauce would help.
     
  4. Nori M
    I read the reviews and tried the smoked moz cheese. I wasn't a huge fan of it. It had a very different flavor. I'll try it again, following this recipe. I think I'll be happier with it using regular moz cheese.
     
  5. Kim12469
    This was so good. I didn't have mascarpone so I substituted regular cream cheese. I will definitely be making this again.
     
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