Ravioli or Tortellini with Creamy Walnut Sauce

recipe-pasta-pansotti-with-walnut-sauceThis dish looks pretty if you use the white and green tortellini or ravioli.  Again simple ingredients – big results!  Add a small salad and you have a perfectly simple meal.

9 ounces fresh tortellini or ravioli with cheese filling or a filling or your choice

3 tablespoons olive oil

2/3 cup walnut pieces, chopped finely

dash of freshly grated nutmeg

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water, salted, approximately 6 – 7 minutes.  Drain well.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Add the walnuts and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the nuts are toasted, approximately 3 minutes.

Add the cream to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cook 1 minute.  Stir in the Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.  Season the sauce to taste with the salt and pepper.

Drain the pasta, add to the sauce.


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