Tortellini with mushroom cream sauce might be something you reserve for an upscale Italian restaurant rather than your kitchen. But when you enlist the help of pre-made tortellini and dried mushrooms, the entrée turns out to be far less complicated than it sounds. The recipe calls for dried porcini mushrooms, but would taste delicious with any dried mushroom variety, such as chanterelles, shiitakes, or maitakes. To see the recipe,
. 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (or any other variety) Serves 4 to 6.
2 8-ounce packages dried three-cheese tortellini
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 cup sliced shallots
4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1/2 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (or any other variety)
Serves 4 to 6.