Monday, November 16, 2009

Creamy Parmesan Pasta Sauce with Tortelloni

Do you miss me yet? I thought so, that's why I decided to do a comfort food to get your week started. Don't worry I saved some fancy food for you this week while I'm away! I'll even try to put together an extra post with shots of what we're up to.

I liked this recipe because of how creamy it was, but I wasn't over the moon about it. It lacked a lot of flavor so next time I'll be tossing in some herbs and seasoning. Otherwise it was a really nice thick sauce that's super filling.

Creamy Parmesan Pasta Sauce with Tortelloni
(Adapted from local HEB ad)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups half and half
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I used regular)
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 box (14 oz) tortelloni
Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and stir in flour to paste.

Gradually add half and half stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken.

Add seasonings and cheese. Reduce heat to low and simmer.

Cook tortelloni according to package instructions. Drain and toss with sauce.


  1. I love simple and delicious. This looks wonderful.

  2. I love adding nutmeg to things. It gives that, "hmmmm, what's that flavor?"!