How to Make Simple Tortellini Look Fabulous

by Kelly Benner

Don't settle for boring! Make your meal fabulous courtesy of The Fabulous Food Fairy!

Supplies

  • 1 package of tortellini
  • 1 Quart of pasta sauce
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
  • ΒΌ Cups fresh basil
  • 2 Pinches of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf of garlic bread
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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!

    Step 2

    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/

    Step 3

    Transfer the pasta to a nice, oven-safe dish.

    Step 4

    Sprinkle a few pinches of Parmesan cheese over the tortellini. Then layer slices of fresh mozzarella on top of the pasta.

    Step 5

    Next, chiffonade (cut into thin strips) the fresh basil.

    Step 6

    Top the dish with the basil. If you prefer the basil to remain green & pungent, leave it off until the very end.

    Step 7

    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!!!

    Step 8

    Remove from the oven and serve immediately. It pairs well with a loaf of crusty garlic bread.

    Step 9

    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.