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Tortellini with Sage and butter – dinner done in 10 minutes

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Tortellini with sage and butter might be just one of your fastest dinner to make.

Obviously we are talking here about purchased ones and not made from scratch. If you would like to learn how to make homemade tortellini and their fillings I will for sure make another post. There are many kinds and sizes of tortellini and how you prepare them too. For example mini tortellini are used in soups instead of pasta while the bigger ones are used for meal of its self.

Usually I make tortellini with sage when I need quick dinner or when I’m out of the ideas what to cook.

Tortellini with sage

Procedure to prepare the tortellini with sage and butter is super simple.

Tortellini with sage
Coarse salt


Step one – Bring water to boil and add salt.

I usually boil 2 liters of water for 2 people. Tortellini expand in water and they need a space to swim well. 🙂

On that amount of water I grab about full spoon of the coarse salt and I add it when I see the first bubbles popping out.










Step two – Add tortellini to water

Since tortellini cook really fast, you need to put them in water and quickly move to preparing the sauce.

I usually male sure that I stir them as they tend to stick in one position. Tortellini are ready in 3-5 minutes (depending on the manufacturer) and you will know they are ready when they all start floating on top of the water.

Tortellini with Sage



Step three – Sage and butter sauce

Add to your frying pan bunch of fresh sage leaves and a nice chunk of butter.

Once the butter is melted sprinkle with salt.

Make sure that your heat is not too strong or your butter will start to burn. I make it over medium heat while the butter is solid and once it’s melted I lower it.

Sage leaves will change the color in light brown and will leave all its aroma in your butter.


Tortellini with sage
Cooked tortellini marinating with sage


Step four – Add your tortellini to sage and butter

Scoop the tortellini from the water and putt them in your sage and butter sauce.

Stir 2 – 3 times so that butter would hug 🙂 your tortellini from all sides and turn off the heat.






Step five – Serve your Tortellini with sage and butter
Tortellini with Sage
Tortellini with Sage





Serve immediately. You can eat them as they are or sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese.

Buon Appetito!

Let me know if you have tried this recipe and how did it come out.  Was it easy to prepare.



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