How to Make Alfredo
Alfredo sauce is a classic staple that is well loved among kids and adults everywhere! I’ve perfected my alfredo sauce and it is simply amazing. This tortellini alfredo recipe is easy to make and is rich, creamy and delicious. Making your own alfredo sauce is super easy and it elevates the dish to restaurant quality! The creamy, garlicky sauce is heavenly smothered ontop of the cheese filled tortellini. This recipe can be thrown together in about 15-20 minutes which is perfect for a quick dinner on a busy night weeknight!
To prepare this delicious meal, start by melting 1 stick of butter in a medium skillet over medium heat and then add in 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and cook while stirring until the garlic is fragrant. Next, add 1 ½ cups of heavy cream, stirring constantly. While continuing to stir, add ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and 1 cup of parmesan cheese and stir until the sauce thickens. Once the sauce thickens up to your desired consistency, reduce the heat to low and pour in 19 oz of frozen tortellini. Spread the pasta out and coat with the sauce then cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked through, top it with the remaining ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of parsley to garnish.
You will love this easy tortellini alfredo recipe to add to your weekly meal rotation! There is no need to spend a lot of money on this dish at an expensive restaurant when you can make an even better version at home for your whole family! This may just become your new go-to when you can’t think of what to make for dinner when it’s already too late in the evening to thaw out any meat. This is a great meatless recipe but if you’re looking to add some chicken, check out one of my chicken alfredo recipes! Serve this recipe with a tasty salad and some garlic bread. Once you start making homemade alfredo sauce yourself, it is hard to even enjoy alfredo sauce from anywhere else. I love recipes that are beyond delicious but also simple to make and that my whole family will love but that is also affordable!
Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
I suggest shredding your own block of parmesan cheese for this recipe for a better flavor.
Freshly minced garlic is best for this recipe, but jarred minced garlic may be used as well.
Add in some broccoli florets, peas or even some mushrooms for added flavor!
Fresh tortellini from the refrigerated section at the grocery store may be used as well if you do not have frozen!
Serve this meal with a salad and breadsticks or garlic bread.
If you like spice, add in some red pepper flakes to add some heat to this dish.
If you do not have heavy cream, half and half may be used for similar consistency.
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 TBSP of minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 19 oz frozen tortellini
- 1 TBSP parsley
- melt butter over medium heat and add minced garlic
- add heavy cream, stirring constantly
- add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese stirring until it thickens
- reduce heat to low and pour in frozen tortellini
- spread the pasta out evenly in a pan, cover with a lid, and cook for about 5 minutes
- top with 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley