A long time ago (way back in May 2014) I discovered what must be the best Pasta Company on the planet, Giovanni Rana. Every pasta I’ve sampled in their line blows my mind. Their phenomenal Maine Lobster Ravioli is what truly got me hooked. Hands down, the best commercially prepared Lobster Ravioli I’ve ever tasted. In my opinion Giovanni Rana and their approach to a wonderful line of products continues to ring true to their commitment to quality. Quality ingredients make all the difference in the world, be it cooking from scratch or using prepackaged foods. Giovanni Rana may cost more than other pastas, but then again you get what you pay for. One thing is certain, you need not sacrifice flavor for a quick, easy meal.
How long does it take for a pot of water to come to a boil? Add 5 minutes and you have a quick, flavorful dinner the entire family will enjoy. While the sauce is gently warming and the water comes to a boil, toss a nice salad. After all, the sooner dinner gets on the table, the more time you will have to relax and converse with your family around the supper table. What could be better? Oh wait – I know – serving your pasta and salad with Buttery-Chive Crescent Rolls
Best Ever Not Homemade Cheese Tortellini
1 Package Giovanni Rana Cheese Tortellini
1 Jar Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Teaspoon Chopped Garlic (from a jar)
Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. While water heats up, make the “Doctored” Alfredo sauce.
In a sauce pan over low heat, empty jar of Alfredo Sauce.
To the now empty jar, add about 1/4 cup cream. Close jar and swirl, shake to blend remaining sauce with cream. Pour into the pan.
Add chopped garlic and fresh pepper. Stir gently and heat over low heat.
Alfredo sauce is best when allowed to gently warm.
When the sauce has warmed, add pasta to the boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes (about 2 minutes for the water to return to a boil, 3 minutes longer for the tortellini to cook).
Using a large slotted spoon or basket, carefully remove pasta from the pot and place in a large serving bowl.
Pour Alfredo Sauce over pasta, toss gently. Taste and adjust pepper as necessary.
If desired, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley for added color.