There are so many different types of pasta in the supermarkets nowadays, especially when it comes to fresh pastas. You can get fresh linguini, spaghetti, ravioli etc. and really with any filling you want! I decided to get tortellini (partly because I love the texture of the pasta). I also decided on tortellini because it had a nice meaty beef filling in it, which really saves me the trouble of defrosting any meat for that particular day, which is always a plus in my books. I sliced up tons of meaty and earthy cremini mushrooms and sauteed them in olive oil and butter. what is better than that you say? Well let me tell you... adding in the cherry tomatoes made this extra special and really juicy without adding any tomato based sauce. Altogether I have to say it is a match made in heaven! Taste like a dish served at a beautiful Italian restaurant.

Serves 3


  • 1 pkg of fresh tortellini with beef or cheese filling (350 g)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • coarse salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • grated Parmesan cheese (sprinkle when serving)

1. Put on a large pot of boiling water, salt the water and wait until you have cooked most of the sauce before you cook the tortellini pasta. Cooking the pasta should take about 5 minutes. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy bottom skillet, on medium heat, and add in the garlic and onions. Saute for a good 2 minutes. Add in the sliced cremini mushrooms and cook them for about 5 minutes.

2. Note: this would be a good time to drop in the tortellini, make sure to reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water once you have finished cooking the pasta. Stir in the halved cherry tomatoes to the cremini mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook another minute. Once the pasta has finished cooking, add the tortellini to the sauce, sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley, and while stirring add in the reserved pasta water to help thicken the sauce. Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

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