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Spicy Three Cheese Pumpkin Tortellini Bake

This delightful tortellini bake is made with a creamy pumpkin sauce and loaded with gooey cheese.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pasta, pumpkin, tortellini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Lyuba Brooke

Ingredients

  • 20 oz tortellini three cheese flavor or other flavor of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese mix Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, or another mix you prefer
  • 1 tsp dry jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more if you want more spice
  • Salt
  • More cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to the package instructions until just done. Drain off water and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  3. In a sauce pot, heat up oil over medium heat.
  4. Slice onions thinly and add it to the sauce pot. Saute until softened.
  5. Smash and mince garlic and add it to the onions. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  6. Slowly pour in heavy whipping cream as you stir. Heat through and stir in pumpkin, dry jalapenos, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir well, until smooth.
  7. Cook (don't boil) for a few minutes and stir in cheese. Keep stirring until cheese is melted and smoothly incorporated. Take off heat.
  8. Gently fold sauce with tortellini until evenly coated. Transfer into the prepared baking dish and top off with some more cheese.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.