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Tortellini Alfredo

Finished dish or Tortellini Alfredo sprinkled with parsley.

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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.

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Keywords: Tortellini Alfredo, tortellini casserole, tortellini pasta bake