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Tortellini with Rosée Sauce (Tortellini alla crema rosa)

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 25 mins
  • Cooking Time 10 - 15 mins
  • Yields 8 servings
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 25 mins
  • Cooking Time 10 - 15 mins
  • Yields 8 servings


2 lb (1 Kg) dry cheese tortellini
16 cups (4 L) chicken broth

Rosée Sauce:
1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
2 small onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) Italian seasonings
1/4 cup (60 mL) pine nuts
1 oz (30 g) dry porcini, (soaked in 1/2 cup /125 mL) hot water for 20 minutes)
1 cup (250 mL) Italian dry white wine
3 cups (750 mL) canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup (125 mL) 35 % cream
Canadian Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste


In large saucepan, cook tortellini in chicken broth according to cooking instructions on package, until al dente. Drain and set aside. Broth can be reserved to make soup.

Rosée Sauce:
In large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in butter. Add Italian seasonings and cook until onions are tender. Add pine nuts and cook for 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms with their juice. Cook until liquid evaporates.

Stir in wine, boil for 30 seconds and stir in tomato sauce. When sauce is hot, stir in cream, Canadian Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over tortellini and toss.

Serve hot with additional Canadian Parmesan cheese for sprinkling, if desired.

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