Tortellini w/ Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

mr handsome has a few "weak spots" in terms of food.
beer {that counts as food, right?}
and alfredo sauce.
 on occasion, i have been known to use these "weak spots" as leverage to get something for myself.  that's what i call "being on point."
 tonight, i decided that i would treat him to a fall-like alfredo sauce with pumpkin.  heavenly, delicious, on point.
i'm certain that this has more than earned me the leverage i need for, let's say a new, fall-like wardrobe.

Tortellini w/ Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce


600g package of cheese tortellini
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot, minced
pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup light cream
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
sea salt and pepper

fresh parsley for garnish


in large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions.  
meanwhile in large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  add in the shallot and cook, stirring, until slightly soft, about 2 minutes.  add the pumpkin and nutmeg and cook, stirring, 1 minute.  stir in the cream and bring to a low boil.  reduce the heat to medium low; simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.  stir in the cheese and cook until thick, about 1 more minute.
season to taste with salt and pepper.

add the tortellini to the skillet and toss with the sauce.  

divide among bowls and top with more cheese and parsley.

serves 4

adapted from Food Network Magazine 


Popular Posts