Tortellini with BéChamel Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by platypus42

Makes 6 servings



Giada de Laurentis' rigatoni with beschamel sauce recipe, replacing rigatoni with tortellini, cheddar cheese for fontina, and removing the prosciutto.

Recipe Ingredients for Tortellini with Béchamel Sauce

4 ounces margarine
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 quart whole milk
1 pinch nutmeg
1 cup grated cheddar
1 pound tortellini
3 tablespoons margarine

Recipe Directions for Tortellini with Béchamel Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

  3. Add the flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  4. Always stirring, gradually add the milk and continue to whisk until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

  5. Simmer until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This will take approximately 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg and 1/2 cup cheddar and season with salt and white pepper. Set aside.

  7. In a large pot, bring to a boil 6 quarts of salted water.

  8. Add the rigatoni and cook for about 5 minutes. Since you will be cooking the pasta a second time in the oven, you want to make sure the inside is still hard.

  9. Drain in a colander. Return pasta to the pot and pour in bechamel sauce. Using a wooden spoon, mix well until all the pasta is coated with the sauce.

  10. Into a greased 13 by 9-inch baking dish, pour the pasta with cream sauce. Smooth out top and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar. Dot the top with margarine and bake in oven for 25 minutes or until bubbling and the top is golden brown.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
33.4g
51%
Saturated Fat
9.8g
49%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
768mg
32%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
53.6g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
22.1g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 38% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
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