Fresh Asparagus Makes Baked Pasta Special
Baked pasta is a great alternative to the standard spaghetti or tortellini, but adding fresh spring vegetables to it makes it even better.
Baked pastas are one of my favorite meals. They're easy to make, different from the standard pasta dishes and always delicious. Tortellini is one of my favorite pastas to use in these casseroles because instead of flat pastas covered in sauces, you have little pillows filled with meats or cheeses -- an added bonus to an already delicious dinner option. I usually make my casseroles with a cheesy sauce, some breadcrumbs and occasionally a chopped vegetable. I'd never tried asparagus before because I'm not a big fan of the vegetable. But Mario Batali suggested this addition along with his thick bechamel sauce so I had to give it a try. I'm so glad I did because adding them to the tortellini turned the dish into a delicious, healthy addition I never would have considered.
Tortellini and asparagus casserole
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