Food Network’s Tortellini Pumpkin Alfredo

Do you remember those pumpkin scones I made last week? Well I finally got around to using the rest of the canned pumpkin! I found this recipe last year in Food Network magazine but couldn’t remember which issue. Luckily they put all of their recipes online. For the full recipe, click here. I didn’t use all of the ingredients listed, but feel free to choose what you like!

  • 20 oz. package cheese tortellini
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Pepper and salt

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the tortellini as the package suggests. Drain the pasta when it’s done.

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Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, for one minute. Stir in the cream and bring to a low boil. Simmer and stir until the liquid has thickened. I did these steps backward, but it turned out just fine! Stir in the cheese and cook for about one more minute. Season with salt and pepper.

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Add the tortellini to the skillet and toss to coat.

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Now it’s time to eat! Grab a bowl and dip up some of this creamy pasta. Top with more cheese if desired then dig in!

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