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    Parmesan Tortellini in a Bourbon-Spiked Squash Sauce

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    10 mins

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    5 mins

    Roxygirl in Colorado's Note:

    This unique pasta sauce is adapted from "The Instant Gourmet," by Melissa Clark (food writer from NY Times). As soon as I thumbed through the book, I knew this was going to be great- and it is. This makes a great vegetarian entree that takes just a few minutes to make.

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    1. 1
      Cook the tortellini according to the package directions.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the broth, garlic, and squash puree.
    3. 3
      Cook the mixture, stirring, until the mixture thickens a bit, about 4-6 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in bourbon, lemon juice, thyme,brown sugar, salt and pepper, and let simmer for 1 more minute.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Drain the tortellini and serve with the sauce on top with grated parmesan.
    7. 7
      Notes: to add a spicy flavor: add a few gratings of nutmeg and a dash of allspice.
    8. 8
      In winter: a bay leaf will add its own distinctive perfume.
    9. 9
      For richer sauce: Add 1-2 tablespoons butter at the end of cooking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 13, 2006


      I enjoyed this very much, and I especially liked how fast it was to pull together. I used the full amount of bourbon, and I didn't think it was overpowering. I also used the optional's hard to think of eating squash without any butter! Finally, my grocery store did not have frozen squash, so I just baked a smallish acorn squash and used the puree for this. Very nice!

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    Nutritional Facts for Parmesan Tortellini in a Bourbon-Spiked Squash Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.9
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 47.8 mg
    Sodium 703.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 6.8 g
    Protein 16.5 g

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