Baked Tortellini Alfredo With Mushrooms
If you are ever in a rush and need the makings of quick, satisfying meal, pick up a package of refrigerated tortellini from your grocery store. You can cook it up and add a convenient jarred sauce, make your own alfredo sauce, or drizzle the pasta with olive oil and spices, and top with cherry tomatoes. You get the picture - tortellini to the rescue. For this super-fast variation of tortellini alfredo (dinner in under 25 minutes? Done!) we start this skillet supper by cooking down a package of cremini mushrooms. Let the mushrooms cook all the way to allow excess moisture to evaporate. For a rich, thick sauce, use a mixture of heavy cream and whole milk for added richness. While pre-shredded parmesan cheese is very convenient, for best results shred your own. Pre-shredded cheese is often coated with preservatives to prevent clumping, which also keeps it from thoroughly melting. After a quick crisp under the broiler, you are ready to serve this baked tortellini alfredo right from the skillet.