Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cheesy Baked "Ravioli"

This recipe has to be one of my all time favorite Giada recipes. The original recipe is a Cheesy Baked Tortellini, however, I usually substitute ravioli. This recipe has so much flavor and is so easy to make. It is one of my standard go to recipes. I don't add the smoked mozzarella because I don't care for melted cheese but I'm sure it would be wonderful with it.

Cheesy Baked Tortellini
Recipe Courtesy of Giada de Laurentis

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
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.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Another one added to my must-try list!! Thanks for all the recipes.