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Asiago Cheese Tortellini
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Creamy Asiago Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Asiago Cheese Tortellini - tortellini smothered in a creamy Asiago cheese sauce, the recipe takes only 30 minutes from start to finish!  Delicious, meatless pasta recipe. Perfect as is, or as a side dish to grilled meats. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese tortellini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 552kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 10 oz tortellini (refrigerated kind - half of 20 oz bag)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup vegetarian no-chicken broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon salt approximately, to taste
  • fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook tortellini according to package instructions, rinse with cold water and drain.
  • Heat olive oil and butter on medium heat in a large skillet, add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute on medium heat, stirring, without burning.
  • Add vegetarian broth and heavy cream to the skillet with cooked garlic. Bring to boil, stirring. 
  • Once the liquids are boiling, immediately add cheese, reduce heat to medium simmer, and keep stirring everything together, on medium simmer, until cheese melts - about 1 minute. Note: If the cheese lumps - increase heat and keep stirring at all times, until it melts. 
  • Reduce to very low simmer, add salt. I usually add ⅛ teaspoon of salt, taste the sauce, and then add another ⅛ teaspoon of salt if needed. (Do not add all of ¼ teaspoon of salt right away - taste first). 
  • If sauce is too thick, add more broth to thin it out.
  • Add cooked tortellini, and continue to cook, constantly stirring, to thicken the sauce - for another minute.
  • To serve, top each serving with finely chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 2.1mg