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.Jump to Recipe
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.
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.
Add the parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Fold the cooked tortellini into the Alfredo sauce.
Serve the tortellini Alfredo warm. Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese if desired.
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.
Originally Published On: August 14, 2020
- 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
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
23 thoughts on “Tortellini Alfredo Copycat Panera Recipe”
This is something I have never tried before! It looks delicious indeed 😋 I should try making this dish at home soon!
I love it, it’s the only thing I order when we go to Panera now. And it’s so much better and cheaper to make at home!!
I love the panera version so I am really glad you made this copycat recipe! I can’t wait to make this and try it!
I know, it’s such a great meal. I love being able to make it at home when I want it without having to go out.
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!
It’s definitely easy, and we all really enjoy it. It’s a great way to have a restaurant meal at home!
What a great recipe, I can’t wait to give this a try and win some brownie points with my partner 🙂
It never hurts to get some brownie points 🙂
It tastes good, but honestly I don’t think it tastes like the panera version. The sauce just tastes like regular Alfredo sauce and panera’s has a distinct flavour to it that I haven’t been able to find.
Anything with cheese sauce is great with me, this sounds very tasty x
I am drooling big time!!! I can’t wait to make it, can’t wait!!! Looks so delicious!
So easy to make and so comforting too. I love alfredo…haven’t had it in so long and perfect with tortellini! Delicious!
I love Panera and this looks amazing. I like copy cat recipes and will bring using this one soon!
I love to eat this when I stop by Panera. It’s my son’s favorite too. Perfect recipe to try!
I am STRUGGLING to find new things to make at home, totally trying this!
Tortellini is sooo yummy! It’s been a few years since I’ve had some, need to change that!
Love a good pasta recipe. Will have to try this!
looks very delicious! I would LOVE to try it for myself, saving for later
I absolutely love tortellini. I am going to have to try this recipe out for dinner soon.
aaaaaahhhhh omg this looks so dastardly delectable yum.
my mom and sister would love this!
I love pasta and your tortellini Alfredo looks delicious. The recipe looks easy enough to make. So I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂
It doesn’t really taste like the Panera one at all, plus it tastes just too salty and there’s too much garlic powder
Initially when I made this and did a taste test I was disappointed because it didn’t taste anything like Panera’s. So I quadrupled the seasonings, added salt, pepper and parsley flakes and it was AMAZING. Much closer copycat result.