Saturday, June 5, 2010

La Pasta è Una Buona Cosa

Translation: Pasta is a good thing
I love pasta. I love it because it can be elegant, rustic, sexy, and simple. I love it because, generally, it is easy to whip up. Most of the time, it can be prepared on the stove top with not much trouble. I love it, because it does not require a zillion ingredients...sometimes all it needs is a little butter and a sprinkle of cheese. Yes, pasta is our my hips will strongly disagree...but my is in love.
This recipe is a fabulous side dish, as well a as an entree. You can serve it with grilled chicken or on its own. It is a tasty go to dish-when you are in a hurry..this can be whipped up in minutes. And of course, because it is rich and cheesy, your family will love it. I am going to be sending this recipe to Reeni over at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice (great name hugh?) for her Side Dish Showdown for June
Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event

Easy Tortellini Alfredo Rosa

1/4 cup red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
3 tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cups half and half (milk)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
15 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
4 Tablespoons parsley
6 cups tortellini, cooked

In a heavy saucepan, saute the onions and garlic in the butter and olive oil for two minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for just about a minute, making sure to mix in well. Slowly add the white wine, stirring constantly and then the cream slowly. You can add milk to reduce the fat a bit- I even use skim. stir the white sauce until it is creamy and smooth. Next, add the tomatoes and stir well. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add the cheese and parsley. Finally, add the pasta. For best results, boil the pasta, drain it, and then add it directly to the sauce-don't rinse it! Sprinkle with a bit of fresh Parmesan...enjoy!


Lydia said...

OMG that looks so good I am going to fix that hopefully on Fathers day Thank you for posting it


bonnie said...

i'm with you I love pasta, ya my hips complain, but who listens to them...great recipe..


Reeni said...

This looks so rich and creamy and totally delicious! I'm so happy you sent it to the Showdown - thank-you!!

P.S. Did you do know there's another blog with the same exact name as yours?

Joanne said...

I love a good pasta dish, and with this rosa sauce it looks and sounds dreamy!