Baked Three Cheese Tortellini With Tomato Cream Sauce
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 (13-ounce) bag three cheese tortellini
1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons butter
How to Make It
Bring 6 qt. salted water to boil over high heat. Add tortellini, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until tender but still firm to bite. Drain and keep warm.
Bring marinara sauce to a light boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and stir in cream. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until sauce is thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Add tortellini, and toss to coat.
Grease an 11- x 7-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Pour tortellini mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.