20-Minute Tortellini Recipe With Creamy Garlic Butter Parmesan Sauce by 30Seconds Food

20-Minute Tortellini Recipe With Creamy Garlic Butter Parmesan Sauce

Fresh and dried pasta can make cooking dinner on busy weeknights something to look forward to instead of dread. Pasta is inexpensive, cooks up quickly and is so versatile. This easy 20-minute tortellini recipe with a creamy garlic butter Parmesan sauce is one to try ASAP. It's a pasta recipe sure to make the whole family happy.

The creamy garlic butter cheese sauce is made with butter, olive oil, garlic (lots!), heavy cream, Parmesan cheese and onion powder. The sauce cooks up in less than five minutes. Cooked tortellini is added to the skillet, tossed and it's ready to be plated and served. Dinner is done.

Tortellini comes with all kinds of fillings, so pick the one your family likes best. Serve this easy tortellini recipe with hot crusty bread and a salad or vegetable. When reheating any leftovers you may have, add a splash of cream to loosen the sauce.

Cuisine: Italian 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced fine, crushed or pressed
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 package (18 ounces) tortellini, cooked according to package directions 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Cook, stirring, until it begins to lightly brown. Add the olive oil and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the cream, onion powder and Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring, until cheese melts.
  3. Add the cooked tortellini and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Onion Powder $3 & Up
Tortellini $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
The simplest recipes are often the most delish. Now I'm craving this recipe. So good!
Ann Marie Patitucci
We love tortellini at my house. Adding this to our list!
Soberlink Reviews
I will need to try this Tortellini Recipe

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