Tortellini with Mushroom Cheese Sauce


Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!  I looooooove this dish.  I know it calls for regular cream cheese, but I tried this with the Neufchatel cheese and actually liked it better!  And I recently tried it with some zucchini, which was also very good.  But I like it with mushrooms the BEST!  Definitely favorite recipe here!

  • 1 pckg (12 oz) frozen or fresh tortellini
  • 1 TB butter or margarine
  • 1 lb mushroom, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 TB minced fresh basil OR 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • parsley sprigs for presentation
  1. Cook tortellini per package instructions in water salted like the sea
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in wide frying pan over med-high heat
  3. Add mushrooms, garlic & basil
  4. Cook, stirring often, until all liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are beginning to brown (about 10 minutes)
  5. Add cream cheese & milk to mushroom mixture
  6. Stir until cheese is completely melted & incorporated smoothly, then bring sauce to a gentle boil
  7. Remove from heat, and add tortellini.
  8. Mix together gently
  9. Serve, garnished with parsley sprigs if desired
  10. Serves 4 main-dish or 6 1st course

Tortellini With Mushroom-Cheese Sauce @ Group Recipes