Mushroom Tortellini with Brown Butter Sauce

In college, one of my go-to meals when short on time was tortellini pasta because a) it cooked fast, b) it was filling, and c) who doesn’t love tortellini? I had about half a pack of wonton wrappers sitting in the freezer waiting to be used, and a hungry appetite! You’ll soon begin to see that wonton wrappers are surely your new best friend because they are versatile as ever.

Now the big question was… what kind of tort’ am I feeling tonight? Well, I spy with my little eye… a package of mushrooms and half an onion sitting in the fridge. Problem solved.

And who can resist sundried tomatoes and bacon? NOT I!

Come on, now… dig into this comforting plate of mushroom tortellini with brown butter sauce!

For the Mushroom Tortellini:

  • 21 wonton wrappers
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 8 oz package of mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Brown Butter Sauce:

  • 2 heaping Tbsp sundried tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp butter spread
  • 1 tsp savory seasoning
  • 2 strips cooked bacon, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a medium pan. SautΓ© onions on medium-high heat for about 4 minutes until browned. Add mushrooms, garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper — sautΓ© for another 4 minutes until mushrooms are cooked and onions caramelize. Transfer to a food processor or blender and pulse about 6-8 times until mixture seems slightly ‘whipped.’

Wet the outer edges of each wonton wrapper and add 1/2 Tbsp – 1 Tbsp of mixture in the center of each wrapper (depending on how big your wrappers are — make sure not to put TOO much or else you’ll have trouble sealing them).

Fold each wrapper in half to make a triangle. Wet the long ends of the wrapper and fold them up, cross and press to seal the ends together. Fold the ends back. Place on a baking sheet and repeat until the mixture is gone — I made 21 tortellinis.

Boil a pot of water and add a little salt. Carefully place the tortellinis into the pot and cook for about 3 minutes… once they begin to float they are definitely done! Remove with a slotted spoon.
Now for the sauce: Heat the butter spread in a medium pan. Add sundried tomatoes, bacon, savory seasoning and salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes until butter has browned. Keep an eye on it because it can easily turn from brown to burnt… and we don’t want that!
Plate up the tortellini and drizzle over the sauce. To finish it off, dust the dish with some parmesan cheese and enjoy!

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