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Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

 
One serving costs about $1.76

$1.76 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,Eastern European,European,Greek
spoonacular Score:13%

Spoonacular Score: 13%

 

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 353 calories, 10g of protein, and 22g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs 93 cents per serving. 6 people have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have cheese tortellini by buitoni, parmiggiano reggiano, dash nutmeg, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 12%. This score is rather bad. Try Chicken & Cheese Tortellini Alfredo, Pesto-Alfredo Cheese Tortellini W/ Grilled Chicken, and Cheese Tortellini with Spinach Fetan Alfredo Sauce for similar recipes.

Italian can be paired with Trebbiano, Verdicchio, and Chianti. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 27 dollars per bottle.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo

Ruby red with violet nuances, this wine has bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and subtle smoky nuances. In the mouth, this wine has a bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins.Pasta with meat sauces, stews, grilled meats and mid-aged cheeses.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 pkg
1 pkg cheese tortellini
cheese tortellini
some
some black fresh ground pepper
black fresh ground pepper
1 Dash
1 Dash nutmeg
nutmeg
0.5
0.5  parmigiano reggiano
parmigiano reggiano
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.5 cups
0.5 cups whipping cream
whipping cream
1 pkg cheese tortellini
1 pkg
cheese tortellini
some black fresh ground pepper
some
black fresh ground pepper
1 Dash nutmeg
1 Dash
nutmeg
0.5  parmigiano reggiano
0.5
parmigiano reggiano
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
unsalted butter
0.5 cups whipping cream
0.5 cups
whipping cream

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted water cook the tortellini according to the package directions.
  2. Drain the tortellini and return them to the pot. Fold in the butter until melted. Add the Parmiggiano and the heavy cream. Stir until the cream and the cream are absorbed. Add a dash of nutmeg and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Serve hot.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.76
Ingredient
1 package cheese tortellini
some black fresh ground pepper
1 Dash nutmeg
½ parmigiano reggiano
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cups whipping cream
Price
$6.06
$0.01
$0.07
$0.01
$0.24
$0.65
$7.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
594 Calories
22g Protein
28g Total Fat
62g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
594
30%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
14g
91%

Carbohydrates
62g
21%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
109mg
37%

Sodium
628mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
44%

Calcium
223mg
22%

Fiber
5g
22%

Iron
3mg
20%

Vitamin A
614IU
12%

Vitamin E
0.48mg
3%

Phosphorus
21mg
2%

Vitamin B2
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.31µg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.07µg
1%

Manganese
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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