Chef Nick Rabar from Avenue N stopped by “The Rhode Show” on Wednesday morning to make the following recipe:

Sugar Pumpkin Tortellini w/ Brown Butter Cream

Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 – 4


  • 1# Tortellini Pasta, cooked in salted water
  • 1ea. Sugar Pumpkin, diced and roasted
  • 1ea. Shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves, Garlic, chopped
  • 1 head Broccoli Rabe, chopped
  • 1 cup White Beans, cooked
  • 2oz. Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Herbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Optional: As Needed – Seasoned Bread Crumbs

In a small sauce pan add olive oil and sauce shallots, garlic and rabe. Saute until done,
remove. Add butter and cook until browned. Add flour and mix to form a thin roux. Add stock
and cream, reduce. Add parmesan and then fold in cooked pasta, pumpkin, white beans and
rabe. Add fresh herbs, top with bread crumbs and extra parmesan.

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