Tortellini alfredo in a round brown bowl with a loaf of bread on a bamboo tray with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Tortellini Alfredo Copycat Panera Recipe

Tortellini Alfredo is a delicious pasta available at Panera Restaurants. Now you can make it at home in 15 minutes for an easy pasta dinner.

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Years ago, when Tyler was almost a year old, I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. All four of them. At once. I couldn’t eat for almost a week. We went to Tampa to take some photos of a friend’s newborn for them and needed some food while we were there. I couldn’t eat much, so they suggested Panera since they have a lot of soups.

While we were there, I decided to try the tortellini alfredo and it was delicious! You can get it with chicken on it, but I prefer just the pasta. That trip was in 2014 and I’ve never gotten anything else at Panera since!

Every time I would go, I wonder why I didn’t try making it at home yet. I’ve made homemade alfredo sauce before. And we like tortellini in recipes. I finally decided to combine the two and make my favorite Panera copycat recipe at home!

Step by Step

Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Prepare the rest of your ingredients.

Ingredients for tortellini alfredo in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Heat the heavy cream and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir occasionally so the milk doesn’t scald. Whisk in the cream cheese until it’s completely melted.

Melted cream cheese and cream in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Add the parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Alfredo sauce in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Fold the cooked tortellini into the Alfredo sauce.

Tortellini in alfredo sauce in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Serve the tortellini Alfredo warm. Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese if desired.

Tortellini Alfredo in a small round brown bowl with sliced bread on a bamboo board on top of a white and brown towel behind the bowl all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Save any leftover tortellini Alfredo in a container in the refrigerator. Warm in a saucepan over medium heat. Add a bit of milk or cream if needed to thin the sauce.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 14, 2020

Tortellini alfredo in a round brown bowl with a loaf of bread on a bamboo tray with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Tortellini Alfredo

Tortellini Alfredo is a delicious pasta available at Panera Restaurants. Now you can make it at home in 15 minutes for an easy pasta dinner.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo, copycat recipe, pasta, sauce, tortellini
Servings: 5 cups
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 19 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini according to the package directions
  • Heat the heavy cream and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until warm stirring occasionally so the milk doesn’t scald
  • Whisk in the cream cheese until it’s completely melted
  • Add the parmesan cheese and stir until melted
  • Sprinkle in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning
  • Fold the cooked tortellini into the alfredo sauce and serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 819 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 31g155%
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 892mg37%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1832IU37%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 464mg46%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 thoughts on “Tortellini Alfredo Copycat Panera Recipe”

  1. This recipe looks like such a treat but so quick and simple to make. Will have to try it, I am sure my girls and husband would love this meal!

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