Tortellini with Lemon Cream Sauce

Sometimes the most delicious dishes only contain a few ingredients.  My tortellini with lemon cream sauce is one of those.  So simple, yet indulgently delicious.  
Tortellini with Lemon Cream Sauce
1 package fresh cheese tortellini (8 oz.)
3 tablespoons butter
1.5 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste

Begin cooking fresh tortellini according to package directions.

In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add in heavy cream and bring to a boil.  Once you’ve reached a boil, reduce the heat to medium.  Add in the juice of one lemon, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Taste the sauce to check for salt and pepper.  I like a lot of pepper in my cream sauce and if it doesn’t taste savory enough, it probably needs more salt.

Allow the sauce to bubble lightly until it reaches your desired consistency.  Once you are happy with the thickness of your sauce, reduce the heat to low until your tortellini is ready.

Drain tortellini and add to the large saucepan.  Toss to coat.  Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, freshly grated black pepper and a slice of lemon.


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  1. i CAN’T EVEN HANDLE HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS! Yum. Tortellinin might be the best food ever created and this sauce looks deeeeelish!

  2. Looks to good!

  3. I love easy recipes and this one is a new one to me…..thanks!

  4. Those few ingredients look like great ones. I bet that tortellini is so good!

  5. Easy and yummy!


  6. how yummy that looks!!!

  7. i just found this on pinterest! so i made it tonight…. literally BEST meal i’ve made in months!! thanks so much! i will be adding to my repertoire immediately!

  8. made this last night and loved it! thanks for the awesome recipe Lindsay!

  9. I made this tonight and I loved the fresh lemony flavor!