Friday, October 18, 2013

Three Cheese Tortellini Bake

Bring on the cheese!

My first reaction to this recipe was, 'shut the front door, that looks like heaven'.  If you are anything like me then you absolutely love cheese!  I definitely try my hardest to cut it out of my life, I just can't.  Cheese and I have a secret love affair, and I'm not picky when it comes to what type.....except maybe Swiss, yeah....I'm not a big fan.  Now for my sad confession....I can easily go through a bag of cheese a week, and I'm not talking about the little bags, I'm actually talking about the large ones, which makes me fear what my arteries might look like.  I honestly think I may need a cheese support group.

Anyway.....time to get back on track, because who really wants to read this?  I know your type, you're more interested in the recipe itself, so let me just say this last thing....This three cheese tortellini bake is absolutely delicious!  The meal turns out warm, creamy, and very flavorful. 

Recommendation: It would go great paired with a mini side salad, or a piece of garlic bread.

Three Cheese Tortellini Bake
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1 bag (19-20 oz.) of frozen, 3 cheese tortellini
1 jar (15 oz.) alfredo sauce (I use Classico light)
½ jar marinara sauce
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Dash of red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8” baking pan with a nonstick cooking spray.

Cook the tortellini following the directions on the package.  Drain, and add in the marinara and alfredo sauces.  Also sprinkle in some red pepper flakes and then toss the ingredients together until the pasta is evenly coated.  Now, pour the prepared tortellini into the baking dish, and top with your desired amount or mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Place the dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Once the cheese has melted, broil the dish for about 3-5 more minutes, or until the cheese starts to turn a light golden brown.  Remove the dish from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Source: Slightly adapted from Key Ingredient


Anonymous said...

Do you think you could double this and freeze one?

Jamie said...


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