Tortellini and Asparagus in Garlic Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I had this dish at a restaurant and my husband insisted that I figure out how to make it, so here is my rendition. My husband says it tastes the same and it is his favorite dinner that I make. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and melt butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add the flour to make a rue, cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the half-and-half, chicken broth, parsley, salt, and pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens to desired consistency.
  5. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  6. Cut asparagus into 2 inch pieces and steam.
  7. Combine cream sauce, ham, bacon, asparagus, and tortellini. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I loved this recipe. I used left over sweet ham I had made for a dinner and we could not get enough of this. No left overs what so ever! It took me a little longer for prep time with cutting up the ham and prepping the bacon and everything but well worth it.

Melissa V. July 12, 2014

Very much enjoyed this rich pasta dish, really nice for a dinner at home, definitely good enough to serve to guests! Easily prepared with a minimum of fuss, I used cream instead of half and half, but otherwise, as recipe. The flavours combine well, the asparagus gives a nice freshness, really, you can't improve on this recipe. Thank you, AHoff, lovely recipe, made for Bargain Basement tag game.

Karen Elizabeth February 15, 2012