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BAKED TORTELLINI WITH PESTO CHEESE SAUCEbaked tortellini

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6


Ingredients:

• 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. pepper
• 2 pkgs. (9 oz. each) cheese-filled tortellini, cooked and drained
• 3 Tbsp. chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
• 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Artisan Blends™ Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
• 1/2 cup (2 oz.) Sargento® Artisan Blends™ Shredded Parmesan Cheese


Directions:
1.
Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Add milk and broth; cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in pesto, salt and pepper. Heat through; set aside.

2. Layer half of the tortellini in 1-1/2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with half of the tomatoes. Pour half of sauce over tortellini; sprinkle with half of the Mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining tortellini, tomatoes, sauce and Mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 25 minutes until bubbly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Substitution: To use dried sun-dried tomatoes in recipe, soak in warm water 20 minutes; drain well.


About Sargento Artisan Blends
Sargento Artisan Blends features a delicious mingling of high quality Sargento cheese with flavorful, handcrafted artisan cheese. The artisan cheeses hail from artisans all selected in recognition of their own passion and commitment to the highest flavor standards. Six shredded varieties include Parmesan, Parmesan & Romano, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Whole Milk Mozzarella & Provolone, Double Cheddar, and Swiss Blend.
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