Friday Favorites

I thought today, I’d share one of my favorite recipes.  I very rarely make the same thing twice.  I love to experiment with different recipes.  I have few standbys; my spaghetti and this dish being the most used of my repertoire.  If you try it, I hope you enjoy it!

Tortellini with Mushroom Cheese Sauce

Yummy comfort, in a bowl
Yummy comfort, in a bowl


  • 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


  • Cook tortellini per package instructions in water salted like the sea
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in wide frying pan over med-high heat
  • Add mushrooms, garlic & basil
  • Cook, stirring often, until all liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are beginning to brown (about 10 minutes)
  • Add cream cheese & milk to mushroom mixture
  • Stir until cheese is completely melted & incorporated smoothly, then bring sauce to a gentle boil
  • Remove from heat, and add tortellini.
  • Mix together gently
  • Serve, garnished with parsley sprigs if desired
  • Serves 4 main-dish or 6 1st course
  • 5 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

    1. I love tortellini! This sounds fabulous. Almost like one of my favorite dishes at a brew pub in Omaha. They put asparagus tips and grilled chicken in theirs, so maybe I'll add those to this recipe.

      If you like a creamy red sauce, check out my Tortellini Rosa. I could eat pasta every day!

    2. Thanks Andi! It is AWESOME!

      I loooove torellini too Les. And it loves me! LOL

      This is actually a pretty versatile recipe. I've used chicken and zucchini in it as well. I may have to try asparagus tips when they come back in season. I seem to only like the ones at the farmer's market because I hated them until I got some there. Those were the best!

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