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Mushroom Tortellini Bake

mushroom bakeThis one-pot bake will please adults and kids. It is filled with fresh Italian-inspired ingredients and any leftovers also make for a tasty lunch the next day. 

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 400g can Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 625g fresh tortellini
  • 200g bocconcini, drained
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated

What To Do: 

1. Preheat oven 220C. Lightly grease 5cm deep, 22cm x 30cm base baking dish. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.

2. Chop 3/4 cup basil leaves and stir into mushroom mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and spoon into prepared dish. Add mushroom mixture and stir to coat the pasta.

4. Tear the bocconcini in half and arrange over the pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake 15 minutes or until piping hot. Top with remaining basil leaves. Season with pepper. Serve.

TIP

Bocconcini are small balls of fresh mozzarella. Always store covered in the whey, this prevents the surface drying out.

Recipe from Moretomushrooms.com

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