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Tortellini Alfredo

This tortellini Alfredo is ready in about 20 minutes and it's always a hit! So cheesy and delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 638kcal


  • 16 ounces cheese tortellini fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the tortellini according to package directions.
  • While tortellini is cooking, add the butter and heavy cream to a sauce pan over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until the butter has melted.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese to the butter mixture and whisk constantly over low heat until the cheese has fully melted.
  • Season the Alfredo sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the tortellini and add to the Alfredo sauce. Toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil just before serving.


Add chopped, cooked chicken to this dish, if desired. 


Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 2.2mg