22 October, 2009

Tortellini with Mascarpone Sauce

Michael at Designs by Gollum hosts Foodie Friday. Click on her blog title to view other foodie posts.

This week I am featuring Tortellini with Mascarpone Sauce, which is a recipe I created from a favorite restaurant dish.

This dish is quick and simple to make and best of all, delicious.
8 oz. spinach tortellini, cooked
3 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup milk or half & half
4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/3 cup pine nuts
2 cups chicken breasts, shredded (optional)
In a medium saucepan, add mascarpone cheese and heat only until melted. Do not boil. Add milk and butter. Stir until smooth, then stir in Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Continue heating until sauce thickens. Stir in chicken and pine nuts. Pour sauce over cooked tortellini and toss to coat.

This can be made as a side dish or with the addition of shredded chicken, as the main entree.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I am passing my plate for a big helping of that. YUM!


Sheila :-)

Monica said...

Mmmmm! I love spinach tortellini! And your Fall vignette in your sidebar is just stunning!!
Thanks for your lovely comment too, can't wait to see your covered boxes!
Have a great weekend,

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love everything in this dish, especially the mascarpone and tortellini. Sounds awesome!!!!

Linda said...

Thanks for the delicious recipe! I love tortellini, however daughter does not, so I'll have to make this for my husband and I sometime when she's away. :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

That sounds absolutely delicious. Our cooler weather has moved pasta and soup to the frontal lobes of my brain. I know I'd like this one.

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious. I love pasta recipes.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Karen, this looks delicous. Perfect timing it's lunch time here..lol.. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your entry for the basket give away. I wish you all the luck in the world in winning...hugs ~lynne~

Joyce said...

Delicious flavor combo. I like that I can just buy the tortellini to start with and can add chicken too.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the look of the dish! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for a great recipe!

Maria Killam said...

That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Wow....that looks delicious and easy!

Thanks for your prayers Karen, they are appreciated!

Have a nice weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This sounds really good!

Thanks for the wonderful package I received from you today!! Everything made it fine except for the little candle warmer, it was broken :-(

I love it all, and thanks for the extra things as well!

I'll post it on my blog soon, when I take the pictures!

Thanks a million!! So nice!


Unknown said...

That looks yummy! I love using shredded chicken! It has such a great texture!

Shelia said...

HI Karen. Your dish looks so delicious! I think I'll have just a tiny bit for my dinner, please! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Room to Inspire said...

I pretty much love any recipe that includes tortellini - this looks amazing! I will have to give this one a try!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

THis looke really good -- thanks for your sweet visit too.

Becky K. said...

I'm going to have to try this. I love marscapone cheese in Tirimisu. It is so light and yummy.

Thanks for your comment this morning. We are waiting to hear from the neighbors what we can do to help them. I don't think they know yet, what can be salvaged. The fire marshall was investigating last evening so we will see when they might be allowed in.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That sounds SO delish!