Harvest Tortellini Skillet.

This harvest tortellini skillet is sponsored by Stella Cheese! This tortellini skillet is a pan full of fall heaven! Cheesy, satisfying and filled with autumn flavors of squash, sage and brown butter – there is nothing better! I look forward to these flavors all year long. Nothing tastes quite as comforting as a caramelly brown […]

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This harvest tortellini skillet is sponsored by Stella Cheese!

This tortellini skillet is a pan full of fall heaven!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

Cheesy, satisfying and filled with autumn flavors of squash, sage and brown butter – there is nothing better!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

I look forward to these flavors all year long. Nothing tastes quite as comforting as a caramelly brown butter, sweet squash cubes, fried sage, bacon and cheesy pasta. This will be a go-to weeknight meal for you this season. And let me just say that the leftovers are incredible.

stella mozzarella cheese

Today I’m partnering with Stella Cheese again, featuring their Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. Their mozzarella is absolutely incredible. It’s soft and silky – perfect for caprese salads in the summer, but it also melts beautifully, perfect for topping pizzas and pastas in these cooler months. Because of its versatility, fresh mozzarella is a staple in our fridge. We love it so much!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

The Stella Fresh Mozzarella Cheese has a delicate flavor that enhances dishes so well. We’re layering it on top of a cheesy tortellini pasta dish today and the indulgence level is over the top.

Let’s get to it!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

First, we’re cooking some bacon and once it’s crispy, we’re cooking a bunch of butternut squash in the bacon fat. Oh my YUM.

While the butternut squash is cooking, we’re going to brown a little butter and fry some sage. These are my ultimate favorite fall flavors and just typing them out has me excited.

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

Oh! We’re also cooking a bit of cheese tortellini here too. You have a little bit of leeway – you can make a spinach tortellini or another version you love. As long as it’s mild enough to go with these incredible flavors.

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

Then, it’s time to combine everything in one skillet – throw the tortellini and sage brown butter into with the squash. Add a touch of Stella Parmesan and a blanket of sliced Stella Fresh Mozzarella Cheese.

Throw the whole skillet under the broiler and let that Stella Fresh Mozzarella Cheese get all bubbly and melty. It is DREAMY!

Serve it up with an extra Stella Parmesan sprinkle for good measure. It’s hard to not eat it right out of the skillet!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

This a major flavor bomb. The squash is sweet and a bit savory, the bacon is smoky and crunchy, the sage is earthy and slightly fresh. The Stella Fresh Mozzarella Cheese is melty and mild and brings the entire dish together.

I can’t get enough!

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

And!

Like I mentioned above, the harvest tortellini skillet leftovers are deeeelish. I love a dinner where I find myself craving the leftovers the next day. This reheats well and is perfect to grab for lunch. It’s such a treat.

harvest tortellini skillet with butternut squash and sage

Harvest Tortellini Skillet

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Harvest Tortellini Skillet

This harvest tortellini skillet is loaded with butternut squash, bacon, sage, parmesan, mozzarella and cheese tortellini. Yum!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until it’s crisp and most of the fat has rendered. Throw in the sage leaves and let them crisp up in the bacon fat, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the bacon and sage with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper-towel lined plate to remove excess grease.
  • Add the squash to the same skillet with the remaining bacon fat. Season it with a pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring often, until the squash is fork tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • While the squash is cooking, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to package directions, usually 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Once the tortellini is finished, add it to the skillet with the squash. Toss well. Stir in the Stella Parmesan cheese. Stir the bacon and sage back into the pot. Cover with the Stella Fresh Mozzarella Cheese.
  • Preheat the broiler in your oven to high. Stick the skillet under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, just until the mozzarella is bubbly and melted. Remove the skillet and top with more parmesan. Serve immediately!

harvest tortellini skillet

Those cheese pulls!

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The Tortellini Salad that We Can’t Stop Eating!

Just going to say it: this cilantro lime tortellini salad is life changing. This tortellini salad is my new favorite thing. Out of all the favorite things right now. And it’s going to be your new favorite thing! I realize that’s a bold statement, but coming from someone who has a new favorite thing every […]

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Just going to say it: this cilantro lime tortellini salad is life changing.

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

This tortellini salad is my new favorite thing. Out of all the favorite things right now. And it’s going to be your new favorite thing!

I realize that’s a bold statement, but coming from someone who has a new favorite thing every few days, I figure it’s fine. And expected.

But you are going to love it!

cilantro lime vinaigrette

Okay so you want to know something embarrassing? This is another recipe I’m making inspired by lunch from Nordstrom Cafe. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. This might be the fourth recipe on this blog that I made based on a meal there?

And what’s even worse – it’s not even in the cafe. It’s sold at the E Bar in our Nordstrom! The grab and go place!

p.s. this is obviously not sponsored and Nordstrom has no idea who I am, aside from the fact that a few months ago Max knocked over a mannequin while we were shopping and I wanted to crawl into a hole and disappear. 

cheese tortellini

I’ve rambled approximately ten million times about how we still love to go to the mall. We still love it! My mom, aunt and Mother Lovett would take Lacy and me every Friday when I was growing up and it’s a fun tradition that we like to try and hold on to every now and then. We don’t go every week, but when we do go, it can turn into a marathon day. My kids are just used to it by now!

See also: I get them a cookie from E Bar to bribe them into enjoying our marathon shopping day.

See also again: that’s where we first learned of the cilantro lime tortellini salad!

I love it so much. 

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

Lacy actually had the salad first and straight up RAVED about it. Then I grabbed it for lunch a few weeks ago when I took my dress (for her wedding!!) to get alterations. I can’t even BELIEVE how delicious it is. I had to create it the moment I got home. 

Cheese tortellini has never been a staple in our meals, so I rarely think of it. But this salad? I was obsessed from the get go. I AM in love. I.am.living.for.it.

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

Here are just a few reasons why:

First, it’s incredible. Tastes so, so good, has crunch and texted and creaminess. I love it.

Second, it’s better served cold. At least, I think so. This makes it a perfect make-ahead meal, whether it be for lunch or for a big party. Make it ahead of time. Transport it to where ever you need to go. It works! 

Third, it works as meal (for me, sure!) or a side dish. It can be your lunch tomorrow or a side to your dinner tonight. 

Finally, it has kale in it. It’s good for us. And sun-dried tomatoes. It’s red and green and kind of festive, so it’s perfect for the holiday season and all those potlucks.

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

Everyone in this house loved it. The salad has crumbly cheese and roasted pepitas too, so the flavor is just over the top. You can add as much or as little dressing as you’d like. And the Nordstrom version also has corn and poblanos, which I left out her because they felt slightly summery to me. If you’re feeling it, I suggest throwing in a ⅓ cup of sweet corn, because the sweetness really complements everything. 

Yes yes yes!

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

I’m sharing this today because I know in this crazy season, we all need something incredible to take to a gathering. Bring this dish if you’re looking for something different to share, something that everyone would love. Something that can be made ahead of time and something that can be made in a big batch for a group.

Promise it’s a hit every time.

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

Cilantro Lime Tortellini Salad

Cilantro Lime Tortellini Salad

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It’s ridiculously good!

  • 1 pound cheese tortellini, (cooked)
  • 1 jar sun dried tomatoes, (drained and chopped)
  • 3 cups baby kale. (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija, ((or feta!) cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons roasted and salted pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

cilantro lime vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced or pressed)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Boil the cheese tortellini according to the package instructions. Once drained, toss the tortellini with the sun dried tomatoes and kale. Drizzle on a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette and toss.

  2. Add in the cheese and pepitas. Drizzle more dressing if desired. Toss in some fresh cilantro. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve.

  3. This is amazing served warm or cold. I prefer it cold and it's even better after it sits for a few hours!

cilantro lime vinaigrette

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the lime juice, honey, garlic, cilantro salt, pepper, pepper flakes and olive oil. Blend until combined an

This cilantro lime tortellini salad is loaded with flavor! Served warm or cold, it has pepitas, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta. It's ridiculously good!

Totally making it for lunch today.

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