It's easy to turn these little twists of frozen-cheese-filled pasta into a meal.

Everyday Food, June 2005


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook tortellini according to package instructions; drain.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender, about 7 minutes.

  • Add 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add tortellini, Parmesan, butter, and parsley. Toss to coat; serve.

Cook's Notes

If using fresh tortellini, cook in a pot of boiling salted water until the pasta floats to the top, about 3 minutes.


Reviews (5)

166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 75
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I added a bit of broth base to my water, but otherwise I did this exactly as shown. So good!!
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome recipe! Didn't have tortellini on hand so used angel hair pasta instead. Served it with chicken and Greek salad. Husband loved it so this is definitely a keeper for me!
Rating: Unrated
Why is every recipe under 5 stars....not saying all should be 5 stars but it just seems too many picky eaters out there or wanna-be gourmands. You make the recipe as is and see how it goes for your tastes (you wouldn't try it if it hadn't sounded good). Do your thing but let me discover myself...I always mess with recipes. You don't like fine but don't change recipe and complain. Just venting as a chef would I'm sure.
Rating: Unrated
This was delicious! I made a few changes, I used vegetable stock instead of water, doubled the amount of garlic and used basil instead of parsley & it was amazing! It didn't feed that many people, but that could have been because everybody liked it so much! When I made it a second time, I doubled the recipe and used half shiitake and half button mushrooms since they are less expensive and I had some on hand and it was good too, not quite as rich and delicious as all shiitake though...
Rating: Unrated
This was delicious! I drained the excess liquid prior to adding to the tortellini, but otherwise I made it as written. Very good dish!