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Rich & Creamy Tortellini

“This simple recipe mimics one of my favorite menu items at a local Italian restaurant. Now we can enjoy this delicious dish without going out.” —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or ravioli
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add marinara sauce, cream cheese, onions, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted and sauce is heated through. Drain tortellini; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup tortellini with 1/2 cup sauce: 434 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • wintermom9597
    Dec 22, 2020

    Very easy, very tasty sauce. I added some fresh basil I had on hand and we loved this dinner.

  • Guy
    Jul 21, 2020

    Haven't made it yet. It sounds delish based on the ingredients; but, in the instructions you call for "onion" yet none is listed in the ingredients. Could you please clarify? I'd like to wait for your reply before I make it. Thanks!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Mar 1, 2017

    I thought this was a bit bland, but my husband loved it! Plan to use it with other noodles, but I might kick up the flavor with more seasonings next time.

  • michelletheprincess
    Jul 26, 2012

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  • mandi robinson
    Apr 2, 2012

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  • juliesinfort
    Feb 25, 2012

    YUM. This one's going in my "keep" folder. Very simple & quick. There did seem to be more sauce than needed for 9 oz of tortellini. And next time I'll start the onions with the garlic. But the flavor was absolutely wonderful.

  • Kirchie
    Oct 2, 2011

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  • amykrisb
    Jun 4, 2011

    Almost too rich for me, but my daughter really wants me to make this again!