Recipe: Perfect Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce

Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce. Three-cheese tortellini are smothered in a homemade alfredo sauce. And the best part about this? No, it's not the epic cheesy-garlic goodness.

Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce Garlic Alfredo Cheese Tortellini is quick and easy, and oh so creamy! A perfect pasta dish that's easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. While tortellini is cooking, prepare the Alfredo sauce. You can have Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce using 11 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce

  1. It's 1 package of (any size under 20oz) refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini.
  2. It's 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
  3. Prepare 3 cloves of garlic, minced.
  4. You need 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
  5. It's 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  6. Prepare 1 cup of milk, or more as needed.
  7. Prepare 1/2 cup of half and half*.
  8. You need 2 oz of cream cheese, cubed.
  9. Prepare 1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan (I used the green bottle lol) still amazing.
  10. Prepare to taste of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper,.
  11. Prepare 2 pinches of chopped fresh parsley or dried flakes like me.

Add the butter to a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Whisk in the heavy cream and garlic until heated through. Traditional homemade alfredo sauce takes a good bit of time, so this version when compared with that is a huge time & effort saver. The food processor or blender helps me out with time spent making a homemade alfredo & helps give it a creamier consistency since it whips the creams so well.

Tortellini with homemade alfredo garlic sauce instructions

  1. Cook your tortellini as instructed on box and drain well. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add your minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, Stirring frequently until fragrant, about 1 minute..
  2. Whisk in flour till lightly browned. About 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and half and half and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. About 2-3 minutes. Stir in cheeses until melted about 1 to 2 minutes. Add parsley now or after for garnish. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper to taste..
  3. Stir in tortellini and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately and garnish with whatever you'd like. Ex: tomatoes like me, chives, parsley. Etc...
  4. NOTES* *Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream..

Or, just add some roasted vegetables or a side salad to pair with this easy tortellini recipe. Garlic bread is a no-brainer too, if you're looking for a quintessential Italian dinner. TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING TORTELLINI ALFREDO. Don't skip out on the important step of using freshly grated parmesan cheese. An easy, delicious recipe for Cheese Tortellini in garlic butter sauce.

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