Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms and Fontina

We're on a healthier kick around here lately. Making delicious food with fresh ingredients, and as many whole foods as possible. Avoiding sugar. Preparing more vegetarian meals. Eating whole grains. All that good stuff. It's been nice.

This pasta was our Sunday dinner (along with a spinach salad) and it was tasty and filling. We loved how the flavors of the sweet squash, savory mushrooms, the fontina cheese and the sage all melded together to make something delightful. It was also very simple to make.

Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms and Fontina

1 small butternut squash (2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound button or cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed and halved if large
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper
1 pound fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
2 ounces fontina or Gruyère, grated (1/2 cup), plus more for serving

Heat oven to 450° F. On 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss the squash and mushrooms with the sage, oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Roast, tossing once and rotating pans halfway through, until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the tortellini and return to the pot. Add the vegetables, fontina, ¼ cup of the cooking water, and ½ teaspoon salt and toss gently to coat (add more cooking water if the pasta seems dry). Sprinkle with additional fontina.

Recipe from Wire Whisk, originally from Real Simple.

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