This dish is so easy and so yummy! my family loves it… and its so simple I hardly have to write much on this post.
Ingredients for Tortellini Bake:
1 pack of tortellini
1 jar of marinara sauce (store bought or you can make your own in advance*)
1 package of shredded cheese.
TO make your own sauce:
1 can of peeled tomatoes
Garlic (powder or fresh chopped garlic 1-2 cloves)
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of sugar.
Sofrito ( half an onion chopped, half a red bell pepper chopped. Fry on olive oil until tender)
Make your sofrito, then add garlic, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and let cook in a low heat for about 30mins. Add water if mixture is too thick or if it reduces too much. Add sugar to cut the tomato’s acidity.
Ok back to the Tortellini Bake. Get a glass or ceramic dish pan and add a little bit of olive oil just to prevent anything sticking to it. Add one layer of the tomato sauce, then one layer of tortellini followed by a layer of cheese. Repeat until you have at least 3 layers of each. Cover with more cheese and put it in the oven at 375 for about 30mins or until golden brown in the top and soft in the inside (check by sticking a knife into it)
and there you have it! Tortellini Bake.