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Finished dish or Tortellini Alfredo sprinkled with parsley.

Tortellini Alfredo

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


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!


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)


  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!


  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


  • 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