Tortellini Casserole

Yield : 4 to 6 servingsIngredients:

1/4 cup (50 ml) butter

2 cloves garlic , finely chopped

1 smll onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup (50 ml) all-purpose flour

2 cups (500 ml) Milk

1 cup (250 ml) pureed canned tomatoes or tomato sauce

1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste

1/2 tsp (2 ml) each dried thyme, basil and oregano

1 tsp (5 ml) salt

1/2 tsp (2 ml) pepper

1 lb (500 g) tortellini (meat or cheese)

1 bunch broccoli, trimmed and cut into chunks

2 cups grated marble or Canadian cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add garlic and onion. cook gently 3 to 4 min until fragrant and tender.

2. Sprinkle with flour. cook 3 to 4 min longer but do not brown

3. Whisk in Milk. Bring to a boil. Add tomatoes,tomato paste, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook 5 min. Taste and djust seasoning, if necessary.

4. Meanwhile, cook tortellini in a large pot of boiling, salted water for 3 mon. Add broccoli and continue to cook for 5 mn longer. Drain well.

5. Combine drained tortellini mixture with sauce. Add marble or cheddar cheese. Transfer to a 3 qt (3 L) baking dish. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.

6. Bake in a preheated 350F (180C) oven for 30 min oruntil hot nd lightly browned

Preparation time: 15 min

cooking time : 30 min

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