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Say Cheese Tortellini al forno

 
Say Cheese Tortellini al forno
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Tortellini bake with a crispy crusty topping in a cheese sauce - Tortellini al forno! Add some bacon and it's a poor man’s Olive Garden Tortellini al forno recipe.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

25

min

 

Ingredients

1 pound cheese tortellini
*
2 tablespoons butter
or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cups milk
1 clove garlic
crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
teaspoon nutmeg
fresh grated, if possible (optional)
*
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
*
¾ cup cheddar cheese
shredded
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
freshly grated
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
chopped
1 tablespoon bread crumbs

Directions

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain in a colander.

Meanwhile, position oven rack in the top 1/3 of the oven and pre-heat the broiler.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is sizzling, whisk in the flour and, cook for about 1 minute, whisking constantly.

Slowly whisk in milk, then add the minced garlic, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Cook, continuously whisking until the mixture is thickened and just begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in ¼ cup cheddar and the Parmesan cheeses.

Stir in the cooked tortellini and parsley and mix well.

Transfer mixture to shallow 1½-quart casserole dish.

Combine the remaining ¼ cup of cheddar cheese and the bread crumbs in small bowl; sprinkle on top of casserole.

Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until topping is golden, crispy, crusty and delicious. Watch constantly to prevent over broiling, it doesn't take long!

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 146g (5.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22164% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 31% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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