Tortellini with Crisp Salami, Mushrooms, & Cream

How many recipes do you all have because you went somewhere for dinner and BEGGED the hostess for the recipe?  I have quite a few. And this is one of my favorites.

I have no idea which one of my extended family member’s home that we ate this, but I still remember who made it and after eating it I declared I just MUST have it.  Those were back in the days of hand-writing a recipe out for someone, so that’s what I have, her lovely hand-written recipe.

This may be the fastest pasta dish ever made, I’m not sure if the sauce comes together faster than the tortellini or ravioli cooks, but no matter, you can have this on the table in under 15 minutes and everybody will be craving more.  If you want to lighten it up, use half and half cream along with the whipped cream.  The mushrooms and salami turn it a lovely color that makes people wonder what else is in there.  They don’t have to know that it’s just a few ingredients.

Or you can be nice and hand-write the recipe out so more people can share in its goodness.



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup green onions, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb spicy Italian salami, cut in strips
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 lb ravioli or tortellini
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large saucepan, melt butter.  Add onions, mushrooms, and salami and saute until salami is browned and crispy.  Stir in whipping cream and pepper.  Bring mixture to a boil, simmer 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened.  Remove from heat.

Boil pasta and drain, add to sauce and toss well to combine over low heat.  Add cheese.  Serve immediately.

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