Tortellini with Butter and Sage Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Tortellini with Butter and Sage is the easiest supper! you can make it in minutes, but it's just so fancy.

One of the easiest pasta dishes to make is this tortellini with butter and sage!

I remember the first time my mother-in-law made it, I couldn’t believe how simple and easy it was but also how good it tasted.

Tortellini with Butter and Sage Photo

Sage is one of those herbs that my mom used to only use during Thanksgiving, when she was making her homemade dressing.

To put it with butter over tortellini was something very new to me.

I always look at people strange when they think they can’t make dinner quickly. I say this because some brands of tortellini cooks in just three minutes.

Other brands cook in about eight minutes. It only takes a total of about fifteen minutes to get this on the table!

Tortellini with Butter and Sage Picture

Isn’t that just perfect! You could have a semi-homemade meal in 15 minutes or less! I keep tortellini always stocked in the refrigerator for exactly this purpose.

So, what is tortellini? Tortellini is a ring-shaped pasta filled with different ingredients. You can find them with just cheese, or you can find them with chicken and cheese or mushrooms.

My favorite is just cheese.

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Tortellini originated in the Emila-Romagna region, where the city of Bologna is located. My husband is from the Veneto region, which is the region north of Emila-Romagna.

The Veneto region has the city of Venice it in, have you heard of it? Just kidding!

Well, what kind of sauces can you use?

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Butter is one of the easiest, but you can also use any kind of broth. Tortellini is traditionally made with chicken broth to bump up the protein in this dish, but I tend to use vegetable broth a lot.

You can also use a béchemel sauce which takes a little bit longer to make, but is very flavorful.

If you are looking for more pasta dishes, how about this Italian sausage and artichoke pasta, or homemade Spaghettios?

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Tortellini with Butter and Sage Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 20-ounce package Fresh Cheese Tortellini
  • 6 ounces Butter
  • 6 leaves ofs Fresh Sage
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Cook tortellini according to package.
  2. While it cooks place butter into a large sauté pan and add sage. Allow butter to melt and sage to cook, about 4 minutes.
  3. When tortellini has finished add to sauté pan and toss the butter and sage until tortellini is completely covered.
  4. Top with parmesan cheese
  5. Serve warm and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 358
Calories 766

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g
  Saturated Fat 27g
Sodium 590mg
Total Carbohydrate 65g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

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Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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