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Browned Butter Three-Cheese Tortellini and Broccoli

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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A filling, meatless pasta dish made in only 25 minutes, this recipe uses brown butter for extra flavor. MORE + LESS -

Andi Bidwell
March 6, 2013

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
1
bag (12 oz) frozen broccoli florets
1/2
cup unsalted butter (do not use margarine or vegetable oil spreads)
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain tortellini as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, microwave broccoli as directed on package.
  • 3
    In same Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook 2 to 5 minutes longer, stirring often, until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Stir sage, garlic, lemon peel and salt into browned butter. Gently fold in cooked tortellini and broccoli.

Expert Tips

Make a heartier entrée by adding 2 cups cut up deli rotisserie chicken, or leftover grilled chicken, to the tortellini and broccoli.

Lemon slices and fresh sage leaves make a pretty garnish for this dish.

Nutrition Information

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