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Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini

My curiosity was piqued when I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini over at Family Fresh Meals. Not only was it comforting and delicious, I even got the kids to eat a bowl. I really like cheese so I added a bit more Parmesan that what was called for in the recipe. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini
Makes 4 servings


  • 18 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional: fresh herbs for garnish


  1. Cook tortellini as the label directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet and add shallots. Cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add pumpkin and nutmeg and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Stir in cream and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thick, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese and cook for 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add cooked tortellini and reserved water to the pan and toss to coat.

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