How in the world did the end of July sneak up on me like that? It is practically August, which means it may as well be snowing. I clearly need a lesson in living in the moment. We have been occasionally having to wear jackets here in Minnesota, which has me a little grumpy. Seriously. Jackets in July. And not just one fluke day, but this has happened fairly often lately. How sad and odd that I have to think of putting jackets into the car wherever we go. In July.
Sorry, did I just gripe about the weather again? It's a common theme here on pipandebby.com, your one-stop shop for weather complaints and yummy food. I cannot believe I haven't posted a single recipe that contains tortellini on this website. I am so sorry! It is one of my favorite types of pasta and when I eat it, I find myself doing the Mmmmmm-ing thing that my 4-year-old does while he eats strawberries. This tortellini bake is ridiculously easy (only 5 ingredients!) and the prep takes only a few minutes. You'll love it, I promise!
Throw the following ingredients into a medium bowl:
24-oz. jar marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound cheese tortellini, found in the refrigerated section (boil for 3 minutes first)
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Mix everything together gently. Those cute little tortellinis are delicate. If you are a vigorous stirrer, mix everything but the tortellini first and add them in at the end.
Either way, add the mixture to a square baking dish and top with sliced fresh mozzarella.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pasta is heated through. Mmm, good thing I still have leftovers in the fridge.
Enjoy and have a great week, friends! Thanks for reading!