Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Pat Duran


This food network magazine recipe is bound to please even the picky eater!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 servings
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 pkg
    (9 oz. each) cheese tortellini (spinach ones are good too) cook as directed on package
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 small
    shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    canned 100% pure pumpkin solid
  • pinch
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch
  • ·
    chopped fresh parsley for garnish

How to Make Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce


  1. Cook tortellini as directed on package- reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water then drain the pasta.
    Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring,until slightly soft, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  2. 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. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the tortellini to the skillet and toss with the sauce, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed.
    Divide among bowl and top with more cheese and parsley.

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About Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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