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Add a little pumpkin sauce to your tortellini

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The Taste of Meijer Holiday Event is at all Meijer stores on Friday and Saturday, November 30th and December 1st. Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor Janine Faber, MEd, RD, LD stopped by the studio to talk about the events and teach us how to make a pumpkin alfredo sauce.

Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Serves 4


2 (9 oz.) packages of cheese tortellini

1 tbsp. Meijer Organic Unsalted Butter

1 small shallot, finely chopped

½ cup canned pure pumpkin

½ tsp. nutmeg

1¼ cups Meijer Low-fat milk

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Freshly ground black pepper

Chopped fresh parsley


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.

2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring until soft, about 2 minutes.

3. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in the milk and bring to a low boil.

4. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese and cook until thick about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add the tortellini to the skillet and toss with the sauce, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Divide among bowls and top with grated Parmesan Cheese and parsley.

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