Say hello to your new favourite weeknight dinner - this Broccoli Tortellini Alfredo is rich and creamy and only takes 15 minutes to make!
Cooking fresh, homemade dinners for your family can be time consuming, and in our busy day to day live it's so easy to skip making dinner and to opt takeout or fast food.
This easy Broccoli Tortellini Alfredo is delicious and is a dinner your kids will absolutely love. Because we get it, kids can be picky and pasta is a universal favourite.
Keep reading for this super easy recipe, and for more great dinner recipes!
Broccoli Tortellini Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream or milk
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
20-ounce package of cheese tortellini
4 cups broccoli florets
Italian flat-leaf parsley
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add tortellini and cook to package instructions. Add the broccoli during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time. Drain and set aside.
Alfredo Sauce Mixture
Making the Alfredo Sauce is easy and tastes better than using a store-bought mixture.
In a large pan or skillet over medium-low heat melt the butter. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the milk/heavy cream.
Bring to a simmer (small bubbles are starting to form around the edges - do not boil), then turn off heat and add in the Parmesan cheese, stirring until melted.
Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
Serving The Dinner
Add the tortellini and broccoli to the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and additional shredded Parmesan, if desired. Serve immediately.