Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I’m a freezer scavenger. I like to dig through my freezer and pull out various items and create meals on a whim.

Sometimes it’s the only way I can come up with dinner ideas when my brain is fogged up from a long day at work. And I’ve failed to plan the weeks’ meals.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I love tortellini. My kids love tortellini. Who doesn’t love pasta shaped like little hats and filled with cheese!? It’s cute!

So when I created this meal for the family, it was every intention of mine to serve the kiddos the tortellini and sauce and mom and dad the mushrooms and mussels to go with it.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

It was good!

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels
Ingredients:
19 oz frozen tortellini
1 lb frozen cooked mussels
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup, plus 1 Tb butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 cup white wine
3 cups lowfat milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling and cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and toss with 1 Tb butter and set aside.

In a large sauce pan, melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté two minutes more. Add the flour. Stir until coated.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Slowly stir in the white wine. Cook until reduced by half.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the milk, salt, pepper, basil and mussels.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cook until heated through, thickened and bubbly.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Serve the sauce ladled over the tortellini.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Look who had cheesy hot dogs with their tortellini!

Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 632 calories

Fat 28 g

Carbs 62 g

Protein 30 g

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Cheese Tortellini with Mushrooms and Mussels

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 17

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 19 oz frozen tortellini
  • 1 lb frozen cooked mussels
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 Tb butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cups lowfat milk
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling and cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and toss with 1 Tb butter and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté two minutes more. Add the flour. Stir until coated.
  3. Slowly stir in the white wine. Cook until reduced by half.
  4. Add the milk, salt, pepper, basil and mussels.
  5. Cook until heated through, thickened and bubbly.
  6. Serve the sauce ladled over the tortellini.

 

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