Publix Aprons Chicken Tortellini Bake Recipe and Banana Cake Bon Bons
Chicken Tortellini Bake
1 (9-oz) package three-cheese tortellini
1 (24-oz) jar vodka pasta sauce
1 (4-oz) jar diced pimientos, drained
2 large eggs, beaten (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1 lb chicken breast tenders
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss pasta with vodka sauce and diced pimientos; place in 9-inch square baking dish.
Place eggs in shallow bowl; place bread crumbs in second bowl. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Dip chicken into egg (allowing excess to drip off). Finally, coat chicken with bread crumbs; press with fingertips to coat evenly. Arrange chicken on top of pasta (wash hands). Bake 30–35 minutes or until chicken is 165°F.
Top pasta with cheese; bake 2–3 more minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes to cool. Chop basil; sprinkle over top and serve.
Banana Cake Bon Bons
1/2 of a (20-oz) pound cake, thawed
Nonstick aluminum foil
1 large banana
2 (3.25-oz) cups vanilla pudding
2 (7-oz) containers dipping chocolate
Decorating sprinkles (optional)
Remove cake from packaging and cut in half (reserve remaining half for another use); slice cake thinly. Let stand 10 minutes to thaw.
Line baking sheet with foil. (Be sure pan will fit in your freezer.)
Mash banana in medium bowl; crumble pound cake and add to banana. Stir in pudding, blending until consistency of soft dough.
Roll cake mixture into 1-inch balls (or form with a portion scoop). Place on baking sheet; freeze 10-15 minutes to harden balls.
Melt chocolate following package instructions. Dip cake balls into chocolate using two forks; letting excess chocolate drip off. Place balls on baking sheet; immediately top with sprinkles and let chocolate harden. Store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. (Makes 24 bon bons.)
Complete your meal with fresh salad blend and garlic bread.
Choose your favorite sprinkles for the bon bons. Be sure to add the sprinkles right after dipping; if you wait too long, they may not stick.