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Asiago Cheese Tortellini

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 552 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 10 oz tortellini (refrigerated kind - half of 20 oz bag)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian no-chicken broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt approximately, to taste
  • fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions, rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. 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.
  3. Add vegetarian broth and heavy cream to the skillet with cooked garlic. Bring to boil, stirring. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Reduce to very low simmer, add salt. I usually add 1/8 teaspoon of salt, taste the sauce, and then add another 1/8 teaspoon of salt if needed. (Do not add all of 1/4 teaspoon of salt right away - taste first). 

  6. If sauce is too thick, add more broth to thin it out.

  7. Add cooked tortellini, and continue to cook, constantly stirring, to thicken the sauce - for another minute.
  8. To serve, top each serving with finely chopped fresh parsley
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Asiago Cheese Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 1006mg44%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1175IU24%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 442mg44%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.