The next time you make a simple pasta dish, remember these simple steps to make it look and taste like a 5 star meal, without the 5 star effort. Allow The Fabulous Food Fairy show you how it's done!
Cook tortellini according to the instructions, drain, and add the pasta sauce, mix well. For a great sauce recipe, visit this link: http://fabfoodfairy.com/2012/06/18/positively-perfect-pasta-sauce/
Transfer the pasta to a nice, oven-safe dish.
Sprinkle a few pinches of Parmesan cheese over the tortellini. Then layer slices of fresh mozzarella on top of the pasta.
Next, chiffonade (cut into thin strips) the fresh basil.
Top the dish with the basil. If you prefer the basil to remain green & pungent, leave it off until the very end.
Place the entire dish in the oven at 425 degrees for about 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Keep an eye on it, it may not take that long!!!
Remove from the oven and serve immediately. It pairs well with a loaf of crusty garlic bread.
Now, doesn't this look so much better than a boring pot of pasta and sauce? If you would like to see more of my ideas and recipes, visit me at www.fabfoodfairy.com.
- 1.0 package of tortellini
- 1.0qt of pasta sauce
- 1.0 ball of fresh mozzarella
- 1/4c fresh basil
- 2.0pch of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1.0 loaf of garlic bread