- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk, heated
- 1/2 cup grated fontina cheese, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 pound fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
- 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add hot milk and bring to a simmer, whisking, until smooth and slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup fontina and nutmeg, stirring to melt the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook tortellini until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse well.
- Combine the tortellini with the cheese sauce and toss. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup fontina. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan and sprinkle evenly over the tortellini.
- Bake the tortellini until golden and bubbly, 15 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.