Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Finished dish or Tortellini Alfredo sprinkled with parsley.

Tortellini Alfredo


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

You're going to love this easy Tortellini Alfredo! A creamy, homemade Alfredo sauce, lightened up with milk, with fresh steamed broccoli and delicious cheddar sprinkled on top. Ready in 45 minutes, this is the perfect weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

1 tbsp. olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup onions, chopped

2 cups milk (I use 1% but you could use whole milk as well)

2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup Parmesan Cheese

Salt & Pepper

Juice from half of a lemon

20 oz./600g refrigerated cheese tortellini, uncooked

1 and 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Fresh parsley (optional for garnish)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Cut broccoli into florets and steam until crisp tender, being careful not to overcook.  Drain, then set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in skillet. Sauté onions and garlic for a few minutes until softened.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and milk. Add to skillet and stir to combine. 
  6. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. This should take approximately 5 minutes. Stir constant and adjust heat if necessary to prevent sticking.
  7. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly for two minutes.
  8. Stir in lemon juice. Taste the sauce and add salt & pepper to taste.
  9. Stir in the tortellini and stir well to coat with sauce. There is no need to pre-cook the tortellini. It will cook in the oven in the sauce! 
  10. Gently stir in the broccoli. 
  11. Transfer to prepared 9x13-inch baking dish. 
  12. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top. (you can optionally sprinkle at bit more Parmesan cheese on top as well if you like)!
  13. Bake in 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted and pasta is heated through.
  14. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes

  1. A fresh wedge or Parmesan cheese will add more flavour and smoothness to this recipe than the bagged, shredded cheese.
  2. STORAGE  & REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS:Store cooled Tortellini Alfredo, covered in refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat in microwave or in oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes, covered in foil.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Recipes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 558
  • Sugar: 6.8 g
  • Sodium: 1264.8 mg
  • Fat: 24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.6 mg

Keywords: Tortellini Alfredo, tortellini casserole, tortellini pasta bake