Cheesy Baked Tortellini

Submitted By: FreakyFairy

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Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

Topping:

1 tbsp. butter or margarine.
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Tortellini:

1 lb tortellini
2 tbsp. butter
1 small red pepper (1cup) diced
1 small green pepper (1 cup) diced
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Topping:

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. add bread crumbs; toss to coat.
Place crumb mixture in a small bowl. Add Parmesan; toss to combine.

Tortellini:

Preheat oven to 375F.
Grease a 2 quart baking dish.
Cook tortellini in a large pot of boiling water until just tender. Drain in a colander.
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add bell peppers and garlic.
Cook until peppers are soft. Stir in flour until smooth. Add milk; mix well.
Simmer until mixture is thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in ricotta cheese, salt, cayenne pepper and Parmesan. Add tortellini to saucepan; toss to coat.
Spoon pasta into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with topping.
Bake until tortellini is heated through and crumbs are golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.


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