Incredibly easy Tortellacci recipe – inspired by Maggiano’s.

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After a year plus hiatus at Maggiano’s, I was sad to discover that they discontinued their tortellacci! It was so good that I never tried another dish. I tend to be a creature of habit and this time, it backfired. Fortunately, I’m also in love with their salad!

Still, I went home with the craving I came with, so, my family suffered through pasta twice in one day to satisfy my craving and I was off to the grocery store to recreate Maggiano’s Tortellacci recipe! It’s not only incredible, but a quick and easy 15 minute dinner!

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Even with my 10 minute recipes, I try to create a “balanced” meal, so I incorporated wilted greens which adds a lot of great flavor!

What is Tortellacci?

Tortellacci is a stuffed noodle, often with ricotta and sometimes spinach in a tortellini shape to prevent the filling from leaking into the pasta water while cooking. Essentially a sheet of pasta folded around cheese, vegetables, meat or seasoning. What’s the difference between tortellacci and tortellini? Size! Tortellini tend to be smaller.

I try to address any questions you may have. If you want to skip my tips and tricks, you can scroll down to the printable recipe below.

Just a few ingredients add incredible flavor to this simple dish!

Tortellacci Ingredients

  • Tortellini – the cheese filled star of the show! The secret to making it quick and easy is purchasing tortellini in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. You won’t know the difference!
  • Truffle Oil – white or black truffle oil, usually found with other oils or the specialty department at your grocer
  • Shallot – adds irresistible flavor
  • Prosciutto – balances this dish and adds a bit of protein
  • Heavy Cream – you can substitute whole, vitamin D milk or half and half in a pinch
  • White Wine – white cooking wine will do, or your favorite dry white wine. Any excuse to have a glass, too!
  • Asiago Cheese – fresh shredded is always best and worth the 3 minutes effort!
  • Arugula – the perfect compliment to this dish

Variations

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How to Make Maggiano’s Tortellacci 

  1. Prep – Boil tortellacci in salted water until tender.
  2. Make Sauce – Sauté butter, shallot and prosciutto. Add cream and reduce. Add wine, truffle oil, and asiago. Stir. Add arugula and to reduce for a few minutes.
  3. Toss – Drain pasta and toss with sauce!
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If you family friendly pasta dishes like this one, don’t skip this incredible round-up of Chicken Pasta Recipes!

tortellacci with prosciutto arugula and truffle oil on white plate with gold fork

Serving Suggestions

To Store

Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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Maggiano’s Tortellacci Recipe | 15 Minute Dinner

A copycat recipe of Maggiano's tortellacci recipe – in just 15 minutes! A filling, flavorful pasta dish that you'll make again and again!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ shallot chopped
  • ½ cup prosciutto chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 8 ounces asiago cheese shredded
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini

Instructions 

  • In a large pot over medium high heat, boil water and add tortellini.
  • In the meantime, in a saucepan over medium, add butter, shallot and proscuitto. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and reduce to medium low. Allow to reduce for 5 minutes. Add wine, truffle oil, & asiago. Stir well.
  • Add arugula, allow to reduce for a few minutes.
  • Drain tortellini and toss with sauce.

Julie’s Tips

Substitutions

  • tortellini – the cheese filled star of the show! The secret to making it quick and easy is purchasing tortellini in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. Substitute with stuffed pasta of your choice.
  • truffle oil – white or black truffle oil.
  • prosciutto – guanicale or pancetta make a great substitute.
  • heavy cream – you can substitute whole, vitamin D milk or half and half in a pinch.
  • white wine – white cooking wine will do, or your favorite dry white wine. 
  • asiago cheese – use fresh grated parmesan or pecorino to substitute.
  • arugula – substitute with spinach.
 
 
The secret to making it quick and easy is purchasing tortellini in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. You won’t know the difference!
Calories: 637.83kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.45g | Protein: 28.87g | Fat: 36.97g | Saturated Fat: 20.48g | Cholesterol: 125.99mg | Sodium: 1067.13mg | Potassium: 110.28mg | Fiber: 3.77g | Sugar: 3.49g | Vitamin A: 1153.13IU | Vitamin C: 1.41mg | Calcium: 619.51mg | Iron: 2.87mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just finished making this and eating a plate. I replaced the prosciutto with chicken, but over all it was really good! My friend comes into town in a less than 2 weeks and I can’t wait to make this again for her! Thanks again!

  2. 5 stars
    I know it’s been a few years, but how does this recipe stack up to the one from Maggianos? I just ate there for the first time tonight and someone very special to me told me this was her favorite food ever, but they stopped making it. So when she comes to see me next month, I’d like to whip this up for her and surprise her with it, but I never had the original. How did you put this recipe together? Is there chicken in the one from Maggianos? What can I do to make it as close as possible to the restaurant food? I really appreciate any help you can give me beyond your recipe, which I intend to try, because it sounds delicious!

    1. I am SO sorry about that, thanks for bringing it to my attention. It was hidden in html but fixed now. Enjoy!

  3. Just finished making this dish. Flavor is good. I made a recipe and a half. I will reduce the amount of prosciutto and put it in after the cheese has completely melted.