Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Faster Than You Can Say "Tortelloni"!

I made one of the easiest, tastiest dinners last night that I have ever made. 

So I will share with you!  Sorry, no pictures.  I can't even take pictures of the left overs because...


That's how good this was.  Even my kids had seconds.  And that is saying something.

Tortelloni with Browned Butter and Sage Sauce

2 packages of Buitoni cheese filled tortelloni
1 stick of butter
about 1 tsp of dried sage.  If you are lucky enough to have fresh, about 12 leaves.
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Put on pasta to boil according to package directions.

In a stainless steel saute pan, melt butter.  Add sage.  Go ahead and taste to see if the sage level needs a boost. Stir over medium heat constantly until you notice the butter turning foamy.  As soon as it starts to turn a little brown, TAKE OFF the heat!  It will continue cooking in the pan, so you don't want it to burn.  Add lemon juice and salt and pepper. 

By this time the pasta should be done.  Just use a slotted spoon to transfer the pasta to the pan with the butter sauce.  Add a little of the pasta water and Parmesan cheese and stir to coat. 

Guess what? You are DONE.

I served this with steamed broccoli and it was delicious.


  1. I wanted to make a brown butter sauce with pasta and arugula. However, after our arugula fail last week (we didn't like it), I'm holding off. I think I'll pass on the arugula maybe and just do a brown butter sauce. :) I have to add some meat probably though...my hubby likes the meat. :)