Tortellini Alfredo is creamy, cheesy, and so simple to make! This oven-baked twist on Fettuccine Alfredo is done in under 30 minutes using just one pan. It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than this!
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Alfredo is such a decadently creamy sauce that it seems like it should be reserved for special occasions. Well, this recipe can be prepared with just a few ingredients and in so little time that you can enjoy it any night of the week. Paired with your favorite tortellini, it is the ultimate Italian comfort food!
Classic Alfredo sauce is made simply with loads of butter and cheese. To make this a one-pot dish, I make the sauce using heavy whipping cream. That allows the tortellini to cook right in the sauce. Although I strayed from the original recipe, I promise you the flavor is very authentic!
Ingredients You Need For this Easy Tortellini Alfredo Recipe
- Heavy Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream will be the base of your sauce and will thicken to a perfectly creamy consistency.
- Parmesan Cheese should be freshly grated. Good quality cheese will melt evenly into the sauce.
- Unsalted Butter is my preference because it has less water in it than salted butter and it will not foam up while melting it.
- Cheese-filled tortellini pasta is easy to find in the grocery store and is perfect in this recipe. You can use either frozen or fresh tortellini.
Using a large skillet that can be placed in the oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the heavy cream to the melted butter and heat until the mixture just starts to boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and stir in the grated parmesan cheese. Continue to stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is slightly thickened. Salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
- Add the tortellini to the sauce, stir to coat it and cook for 2 minutes, sprinkle additional grated cheese over the top, and place the skillet in a preheated 400°F oven.
- Bake until the top of the creamy tortellini alfredo is golden brown and the pasta has cooked to al dente, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes before serving it. The sauce will continue to thicken as it rests.
Easy Recipe Variations
Easily turn this into Chicken Tortellini Alfredo by throwing some cubed, cooked chicken breasts into the creamy alfredo sauce when you add the pasta.
If you like a garlicky alfredo sauce, stir 2 minced gloves of fresh garlic into the melted butter and cook over low heat for a minute.
Use any type of tortellini you like in this recipe. Meat-filled, or tri-colored tortellini are also delicious in a rich Alfredo sauce.
Replace half of the parmesan cheese with Pecorino Romano cheese.
What to Serve with Alfredo Tortellini
It is easy to create a delicious meal with Tortellini Alfredo as your main course. Serve it with a simple salad and some garlic bread on busy weeknights when you are crunched for time. If you have a extra time, you might want to try Focaccia and my version of the La Scala Chopped Salad.
Tortellini Alfredo can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Be sure to place the leftovers in an airtight container.
More Easy Recipes
Pasta is always a great option when you need an easy dinner recipe. My Caprese Pasta is another way to use tortellini in a dish that can be served hot or cold and the whole family will love it. Ravioli Carbonara only takes a few minutes to make. The silky sauce comes together while the pasta cooks.
I love to get your feedback so if you tried this Baked Tortellini Alfredo or any other recipes on this website, please leave me a comment below. I hope you enjoy our recipes and look forward to hearing from you!
- 2 tbsp Butter unsalted
- 1½ cups Heavy Cream
- 1½ cups Parmesan Cheese plus 2 tbsp. grated,
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 16 oz Cheese Tortellini frozen or fresh
- Preheat the oven to 400℉. Melt butter in large oven proof skillet set over medium heat.
- Pour the heavy cream into the melted butter and cook until the mixture just starts to boil. Stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and stir in 1½ cups of grated parmesan cheese. Continue to stir the sauce until the cheese has melted. Salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
- Add the tortellini to the sauce and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the pasta. if you like. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tortellini is al dente and the top of the sauce is golden brown.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and allow the pasta to sit for 5-10 minutes. The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits. Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve with additional grated cheese if desired.