Need an easy family dinner idea that preps in about 20 minutes. Tomato Tortellini Alfredo is tortellini, tomatoes & homemade Alfredo sauce that’s amazing! You won’t believe how easy this is!
Tomato Tortellini Alfredo
Do you love a quick dinner idea? I know I do. With schedules being so full these days it’s all I can do to get my son dropped off at work, get home & make something for dinner & then get back to the office for a little wrap up before I head back to pick up my son later on.
The days fly on by & the last thing I have is a ton of time to spend working on dinner. Because as you all know, it’s not just the dinner prep that takes so long.
Then there’s the dining part- which is the best. We visit & discuss over our meal & have some quality time together. But then there is the clean up. Boooo- that’s no fun.
So when I can keep prep & clean up to a minimum I feel a little less stress & I can relax while we eat.
I don’t have that timeline hanging over my head thinking I need to rush so I can get back to the office. So when I create easy family dinner recipes that are quick & simple, that makes me so happy.
This one is so easy I’m thinking I might pass the dinner duties on to my daughters.
I absolutely love alfredo & definitely more so when it’s homemade. Have you ever made some from scratch? It’s so delicious & much more tasty than the stuff from the store. You know what- it’s as simple as heat, stir & serve. Really – I promise & it’s so worth it!
I like to dice up my tomatoes while I wait for the water to boil. I prefer the refrigerated tortellini because they cook a little faster & taste fresher than the dry version.
These particular ones I found at Costco – all they needed was a 2-minute blanch & they were done.
2 minutes – I was thrilled with that. Then just mix the sauce & stir it all together. The kids swoon & I’m happy with just a handful of dishes before I’m back to the office for the evening.
So easy – you have to make it! So delicious too!
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Tomato Tortellini Alfredo
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks
- 4 cups half & half
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 2-3 to matoes - diced
- 1 large or 2 small packages refrigerated tortellini
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter
- Add in garlic powder, half & half, salt & pepper
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer 6-8 minutes
- While simmering - boil tortellini to package directions - drain & set aside
- Remove sauce from heat & stir in cheese
- Return to heat 2-3 minutes to thicken
- Remove & add to cooked tortellini, add in tomatoes
- Stir to combine - serve immediately
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
What a simple sauce! It looks so delicious!
Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade says
Alfredo is my soul mate…
Looks so good but also so easy. I’m making my grocery list now and this will be on it! Visiting from Link Party Palooza.