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Easy Homemade Creamy Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

Easy Homemade Creamy Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

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Do you want to impress your guests? This Cheese Tortellini Alfredo recipe will blow their minds. Creamy, cheesy, and delicious! The best part is that it’s easy to make with a few pantry staples and is a really easy recipe.

Easy Homemade Creamy Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

You won’t believe how simple this Cheese Tortellini Alfredo recipe is to prepare. With only a few ingredients, it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. When you are looking for an impressive meal but don’t have much time, this Cheese Tortellini Alfredo recipe will be perfect!

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo Creamy Sauce

Yes, this comes down to the sauce. If you are pressed for time – I suggest a bottled or canned brand from your local grocery store. I don’t recommend the Cheese Tortellini Alfredo in a jar.

If you go that way, you can skip the last four ingredients and use a jar of Alfredo sauce (Think Prego) to speed things up a bit!

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo Casserole

This is an EASY one to whip up and can easily be changed with what ingredients you have on hand! You can switch out the peas, or mushrooms, or even broccoli for any different vegetables.

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo With Chicken

It is super easy to add protein to this meal. Simply stir in 2 cups of diced ham or diced chicken to the final recipe and you are ready to go. It is even great for shredded rotisserie chicken – I see them often on bargain pricing for the local grocery store or even at Costco.

Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

That is the perk of having a little extra time on your hands – whipping up this great homemade Alfredo sauce from scratch. It only takes 4 simple ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese

In a skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream and pepper; heat it through. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese until it is melted and thickens your sauce without a roux.

That. Is. It.

It is super simple to make this kind of creamy sauce!

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

Creamy Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

You might think that Cheese Tortellini Alfredo is difficult to make, but this recipe will prove you wrong! It takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish and it’s so easy – with no exotic ingredients required. If you are looking for an impressive meal but don’t have much time, Cheese Tortellini Alfredo will be perfect!

Tortellini Alfredo with Broccoli

With this recipe, I use broccoli – mainly for the color and texture. I think the peas add a lot too – make sure to use frozen ones, not canned ones. Canned peas are just gross! They are dark green instead of that bright spring green and get even mushier when you try to cook them in a casserole or soup.

Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

I think this is the ultimate comforting family meal. No doubt that it is an easy pasta recipe that uses fresh tortellini – that cheesy pasta in a thick sauce becomes the ultimate casserole dish when you add in all the vegetables. You can skip the side salad and just serve with rolls or crusty french garlic bread. Honestly, you don’t need to add any carbs to this easy dinner – it is hearty enough to stand on it’s own.

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo Full List of Ingredients

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo Full List of Ingredients
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped, frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream – some stores call it whipping cream. (NOT whipped cream as that is sweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper – white pepper will not show up as specks in your sauce and can be used instead
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – fresh parmesan cheese is the best, but the Kraft crap in a can will work.
  • 1 to 2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese

How to make Creamy Tortellini Alfredo

Cook the tortellini pasta according to package directions.

How to make Creamy Tortellini Alfredo

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion in the butter until tender over medium-high heat. Add in the peas, mushrooms, and frozen Broccoli, cooking until mushrooms are tender.

How to make Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

Now it is time to make that creamy Alfredo sauce!

creamy Alfredo sauce

Stir in the cream and black pepper; heating it through. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese by gradual handfuls, until it is melted and your cream sauce is thicker.

how to thicken the cream sauce

If you plan to add that leftover chicken or ham, this is where you would stir it into your sauce.

Drain your cooked tortellini and place in a serving bowl; add the sauce and toss to coat and your easy Tortellini Alfredo is ready for the whole family!

ready to eat cheese tortellin

Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese if desired, just to top off your easy meal.

If you find that you have any leftovers, simply store them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 4 days.

Check out some of our other casserole recipes:

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Easy Homemade Creamy Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

ready to eat cheese tortellin

This hearty pasta dish is vegetarian but can easily be switched up by adding 2 cups of diced chicken or ham.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped, frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream - some stores call it whipping cream. (NOT whipped cream as that is sweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper - white pepper will not show up as specks in your sauce and can be used instead
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese - fresh parmesan cheese is the best, but the Kraft crap in a can will work.
  • 1 to 2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the tortellini pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion in the butter until tender over medium-high heat. Add in the peas, mushrooms, and frozen broccoli, cooking until mushrooms are tender.
  3. Now it is time to make that creamy Alfredo sauce!
  4. Stir in the cream and black pepper; heating it through. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese by gradual handfuls, until it is melted and your cream sauce is thicker.
  5. If you plan to add that leftover chicken or ham, this is where you would stir it into your sauce.
  6. Drain your cooked tortellini and place in a serving bowl; add the sauce and toss to coat and your easy Tortellini Alfredo is ready for the whole family!
  7. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese if desired, just to top off your easy meal.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 942Total Fat: 75gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 226mgSodium: 1668mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 35g

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