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Tortellini Alfredo Recipe
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Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

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Refrigerated tortellini, ham, mushrooms and peas are treated to a mild homemade Alfredo sauce in this fast fix Chris Snyder shares. "When we're having company, I prepare this dinner shortly before guests arrive, put it in a casserole dish and keep it warm in the oven," notes the Boulder, Colorado reader.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 579 calories, 45 g fat (27 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 812 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the peas, mushrooms and ham; cook until mushrooms are tender. Stir in cream and pepper; heat through. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted.
  2. Drain tortellini and place in a serving dish; add the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Alfredo in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p52

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Excellent, super easy, added chopped garlic to onions.....

Rave reviews from family. Can't believe how easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I left out the ham (don't like it) and mushrooms (didn't have any on hand) and it still tasted fabulous. Definitely going to add the mushrooms next time though."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This was delicious and super easy! I omitted the mushrooms and used a whole small onion instead, and it worked well!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I made this today (minus the mushrooms) and it was so good and so easy to make. Will definately make again!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"Creamy and delicious. I added about 1/4 cup choppped red pepper and a couple cloves of garlic. Served with chicken french - yum."

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