We interrupt this regularly scheduled Thanksgiving programming to bring you a special report: A great fall weeknight dinner!
I know that around this time of year, we get obsessed over Turkey Day, and rightfully so. Between the menu planning, shopping, table setting, prepping, cooking, pie baking, (and in my case swearing and drinking a little wine), one can easily get overwhelmed.
There’s been years I’ve passed through the Taco Time Drive through more times than I care to admit the week before the big day because I can’t stand the thought of cooking something for dinner. All I can think is “how am I gonna get all this done”?
I have constant visions of cracking pie crust, dried out turkey, lumpy gravy, a house I can’t get quite clean enough, and Lord forbid, flatware with water spots! It’s enough to make Martha Stewart shudder.
That’s where my Browned Butter and Walnut Tortellini comes in. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s full of all the wonderful flavors of fall. Most importantly, you could dash to the store after work and pick up all the stuff to make this dish in just a few minutes.
Your family with thank you for it.
They really do need to eat this week. They can’t starve until next Thursday ya know.
I used sausage tortellini in this recipe, but if you are not fond of sausage or your store doesn’t carry it, the good old cheese variety will work out just fine.
My grocery store has started carrying butternut squash that’s already cleaned and chopped. It comes in a bag ready to use. Just for your information, I don’t shop at any high-class, fancy grocery store either, so I’m betting any old store these days has the same thing. Check your produce section by the packaged salads for it.
I’ve got the few little steps to making this yummy dinner outlined for you below.
I hope you love it!