Pumpkin Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage

Pumpkin Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage
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Pumpkin Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage

The Dining Room at Anthony David's

Pumpkin Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage

Here's a simple preparation for pumpkin tortellini. Starting with store-bought tortellini makes this delicious and elegant dish achievable for the home cook. Use the highest-quality butter you can find, such as unsalted European-style or Irish butter.

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a perforated pasta insert and add a generous pinch of salt. Once the water is boiling, add the tortellini, stir, and cover. This will take about 5-6 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the butter. When light smoke appears, add the chicken stock to stop the browning of the butter. Then, add the sage and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer for 2 minutes to allow the herbs and butter to marry.

By now the tortellini should be ready. Remove the lid. Pull up on the handles and allow the water to drain right back into the pot. When completely drained, pour the tortellini into the butter-sage sauce and simmer for 1 minute. Add parsley and toss. Now you’re ready to plate the pasta. Grate the pecorino directly over each plate and then drizzle with a little of the granulated honey. 


Calories per serving:

239 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 17 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 16 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 4150 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 197 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 11 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3 mg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 96 mg
  • Carotene, beta 2356 µg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Choline, total 57 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 11 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 3 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 93 µg
  • Folate, food 93 µg
  • Folate, total 93 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 110 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 196 mg
  • Potassium, K 699 mg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 861 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 7 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 4 mg
  • Water 264 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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