Tortellini With Pumpkin, Sage & Cheese Sauce

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"From one of our national supermarkets with a little tweeking."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (419.5 g)
  • Calories 1122.3
  • Total Fat - 43.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 109.8 mg
  • Sodium - 698.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 165.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.3 g
  • Sugars - 47.4 g
  • Protein - 21.1 g
  • Calcium - 324.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 220C.

Step 2

Place pumpkin, sage, garlic, oil and salt and pepper into a large roasting pan and toss well to combine and roast for 20 minutes or until pumpkin is tender.

Step 3

Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until tender and then drain.

Step 4

Combine pumpkin mixture with cream, bocconcini, cheddar (or parmesan), pasta and salt and pepper and put into a 20cm x 30cm (base) ovenproof baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

Step 5

Sprinkle with extra sage leaves and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



May I start with saying this recipe is going straight to the pool room! (My favorite recipes) I made this using store bought gnocchi (which stated on the packet ~ you do not add to water to cook ~ just cook in fry pan & sauce) so I just added the gnocchi as per recipe without boiling. I used both cheddar and Grand Padono cheese together and did add some extra cream, as I used 450gr gnocchi. This made for a wonderful creamy and cheesy sauce, and everyone commented on how deliciously cheesy it looked when I was serving it. Everyone loved this, and commented on how good it was, although whilst eating ~ I looked up from the table only to find 2 people searching through the pantry for pine nuts to add to their pasta, and I do agree if you could make this recipe any better (which would be hard) it would be to top with some pine nuts! So I have some on my shopping list for next week! This is a must try sauce for any pasta ~ if ever there was one. Thanks Pat.

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(19 May 2018)

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What a delicious meal we had last night. The combination of butternut squash and the tortellini was amazingly delicious. I used a slightly larger pkg. of tortellini, but that just means more leftovers and that's a good thing. I added the chopped sage to the squash while it was cooking, but forgot to garnish the dish with it. Will definitely make this wonderful dish again.

(19 Apr 2016)