Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This takes a bit of time to make, but the end result is amazing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinara: In a 2-quart sauce pan, over medium heat, cook onion and garlic till tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Heat to boiling, stir to break up tomatoes.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer with cover on for about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. I recommend blending it with a hand blender Alfredo Sauce: In small sauce pan, over medium low heat, melt butter.
  7. Just before mixing with pasta, add cheese, stirring until it is melted.
  8. Slowly add cream, heat until thoroughly mixed.
  9. Add to pasta according to directions.
  10. Pasta: Prepare Tortellini according to package directions.
  11. In the meantime, melt butter, add onion and cook until clear.
  12. Add tomatoes and mushrooms, cook until tender.
  13. Add garlic and Marinara Sauce, heat until hot.
  14. Add Alfredo Sauce, mix well until hot.
  15. Add cooked Tortellini, mix well, and serve immediately.
  16. Serves 6 generous portions.
  17. NOTES: Marinara sauce can be prepared a day or two ahead.
  18. Garlic is the secret to this dish so use as much as you want.
  19. I usually adjust it according to who I serve it to.
  20. We love garlic so I use lots!
  21. I use a mixture of stuffed Tortellini, like Chicken, Sausage, etc.
  22. but try to stay away from cheese stuffed.


Most Helpful

This was simply delicious. The flavor of the sauce was fantastic. I didn't find it too much work at all. The only difference I did only cause that is all I had was for the Alfredo I used half and half cream and percorino romano cheese. Didn't affect the taste at all I am sure. Also my tortellini had cheese filling. But we love cheese. Thank you so much for posting this recipe Cathy

FrenchBunny March 17, 2009

I was excited when I found this recipe. I was looking for a creamy tomato sauce to go with tortellini I had bought. After many different searches I found this perfect recipe. Like some other chefs I panfried some chicken breasts (just until barely cooked) and added them to the marinara sauce and let simmer until the chicken was completely done. I doubled the recipe, but cut down on the butter in the alfredo sauce. I will definitely make this recipe again.

JOY1998 October 21, 2009

The sauce was to die for. Very, very delicious! I followed the directions only decreased all the onion slightly and did not add any mushroom as we didn't have any. I did break the rule and used cheese tortellini as that was all I had. Came out fabulous. I pan fried some chicken to go with it. Next time I can't wait to try it with a meat filled tortellini.

athenalove46 January 17, 2009

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