Home Made Tortellini

After dealing with the usual daily grind and running errands I really felt like spending some time creating in my kitchen.  I’ve been craving something a little luxurious and decadent.  Enter, home made from scratch, tortellini with a 3 cheese stuffing and special sauce and mozzarella broil.  

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After making my pasta sheets, I cut 3” circles, gave them an egg wash and filled and formed my tortellini.  The filling is a mix of ricotta cheese 1 cup, 1/2 cup soft goat cheese, 1/4 cup cream cheese 1 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper and 1/4 tsp thyme. 

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Then they go in boiling salted water for about 5 mins until tender.  Drain gently and well.

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Then I lined them single layer into a 9X14 inch pan.  In a separate sauce pan, I heated a jar of my home made meat sauce and added half a container of Mascarpone cheese and blended well.  I then poured this over the tortellini. 

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I then put a nice layer of mozzarella cheese over all.

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Lastly, a few minutes under my broiler…the cheese was nicely bubbly and browned.  This dish was totally superb.  Melt in your mouth pasty morsels that packed a cheesy burst of flavour.  I’m going to make more of these for the freezer tomorrow!

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I sided it with a fresh simple wedge salad.  The whole meal was an experience and so worth the time and work.  It will be great in the future to have them frozen for quick lunches and suppers.  Don’t forget to click the pictures for the full effect.  Any questions, please ask!!!

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