TORTELLINI WITH PUMPKIN ALFREDO SAUCE

 

  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 9oz packages of cheese tortellini (I only used a 14oz package. worked fine)
  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • Pinch of nutmeg (freshly ground if you have it)
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream (ya ya, I used whipping cream)
  • 1/4 parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped sage for garnish (ooptional)

Directions

  • Cook the tortellini according to package directions.
  • In a skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg and continue cooking for another minute, stirring constantly.
  • Pour in the cream, stirring to blend and bring to a low boil.
  • While still stirring, reduce heat and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until slightly thick. Stir in the cheese and cook for another minute, until thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the tortellini and garnish with cheese and sage if desired.

Notes

This dish is subtle in flavor yet rich. Each bite leaves you wanting more. It's so good that I made it again. Less than a week later.

A side bonus: you know how you have that little bit of pumpkin puree leftover from making all your holiday desserts? Well this is the perfect dish for using that up.

Categories: Dairy  Dinner  Lunch  Pasta  Side Dish 

Author Credit: Food Network

Website Credit: http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2013/10/tortellini-with-pumpkin-alfredo-sauce.html

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