I even jazzed this up with more flavorful cheese, but it was truly dismal. It went into the garbage.
Nutty-flavored fontina cheese gives this homey baked tortellini casserole a real taste twist and the cheesy breadcrumb topping makes it all but irresistible. You can easily double this recipe and make one for today and an extra to pop in the freezer for a heat-and-eat meal someday in the future.
15 Reviews for Baked Tortellini
This is a pretty basic cheese sauce that can be modified to suit an individual's taste. I stuck to the recipe so that I could see what it tasted like. I love fontina but as many stated, it's just not a "big" cheese to stand out in this kind of a dish. I actually added the same amount of a parmesan to give it a kick. I will use gruyere next time.
The dish is pretty much an updated macaroni and cheese dish, using tortellini, or in my case, small ravioli. I followed the advice of previous commenters and doubled the recipe EXCEPT for the sauce, which I reduced by half a cup and will reduce by a half more cup. So next time, I'll use 3 1/2 cups of milk...but that's just based on my own taste and what I want in consistency for the sauce. YMMV.
I made this exactly per directions. First, it took WAY longer to cook than called for. Second, it was dry and bland...completely boring. Everyone in the house voted that if I were to cook it again I would have to completely revamp the recipe. The ground nutmeg gave it a very weird flavor...I didn't mind it so much, but my meat-and-potatoes boyfriend called it "a weird after-taste."
This was delicious! Will definitely try with the added spinach next time. The consistency was wonderfully creamy, the flavor was excellent. The only issue was that with 4 boys, this dish didn't quite make enough to have as a main dish. Maybe it would be good as a side dish or for when not everyone will be home. But this is definitely getting added to the recipe box!
It looks super tasty with the cream as the sauce. I just cannot wait to take a bite. It sounds really easy to make so I gonna do it in this weekend. I want to share with you another delicious recipe.
Check it out and you will like it.