Cheese Lovers Tortellini


Posted: January 31

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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There's something endlessly romantic about cheese: perhaps it's the richness, or the creaminess, or simply the melty warmth. No matter the reason, Cheese Lovers Tortellini brings that enchanting feeling to your table. A cheesy, creamy sauce and a sharp cheese topping for cheese-filled pasta—it's cheese heaven in every bite. Cheese Lovers Tortellini is made for lovers!


Ingredients

• olive oil, for greasing • 2 cups marinara sauce • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped • 1 pound cheese tortellini • 2 ounces smoked mozzarella, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup parmesan, freshly grated

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with olive oil.

Step 3

Whisk the marinara sauce, mascarpone cheese, parsley, and thyme in a large bowl until blended.

Step 4

Cook the tortellini according to the package directions until just tender, about 2 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce, tossing to coat.

Step 6

Transfer the tortellini mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Step 7

Top the mixture with mozzarella and parmesan.

Step 8

Cover the baking dish and bake until the cheese melts and the sauce is bubbly, for about 30 minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot.


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