As a rule, I do not buy prepackaged or processed foods very often. There is one exception. Not that I buy it that often, but when I want it, I don’t hesitate to buy it. That is…frozen tortellini. Yes, some of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, may remember me lamenting my lack of the Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment. I just HAD to have it. So, I got it. I think that was 3 years ago. How many times have I made pasta? zero.
I have the feeling that even if I ever do make pasta, I will not be making cute little filled tortellini. It will be nice and easy flat pasta, cut a little unevenly, and only slightly recognizable.
So, back to buying frozen tortellini. It is the very best thing to have in your freezer. You can cover it with a jarred red sauce, you can make a quick garlic butter sauce, or you can take a few extra steps and make, Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, and Fontina from Real Simple.
This was really a perfect fall dish (yes I know it’s no longer fall), but our grocery store is still carrying plenty of winter squash. I did feel it was a little dry and perhaps needed some kind of sauce.
I’m not going to type it all in, since all you have to do is click on the link above, zip on over to real simple and see if it floats your boat.
I’m curious though, if you were going to put a little saucey sauce on it, what would you use. Because honestly…butternut squash, mushrooms, cheese…I can’t let it go.