Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

by Olivia
Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

This Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce is a comforting and delicious dish that brings together the best of two worlds: the savory flavors of a classic cheesesteak and the creamy goodness of cheesy tortellini. Perfect for a family dinner or a special weeknight treat, this dish is sure to become a favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

You’ll love this Cheesesteak Tortellini because it’s:

  1. Rich and Creamy: The provolone and Parmesan cheese sauce is luxuriously smooth and flavorful.
  2. Savory and Satisfying: Tender beef sirloin, bell peppers, and onions bring the classic cheesesteak flavors to this pasta dish.
  3. Quick and Easy: With simple steps and readily available ingredients, you can have this dish on the table in no time.
  4. Family-Friendly: A comforting meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients For Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

For the Tortellini

  • 1 package (20 oz) cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded provolone cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Prepare the Tortellini

  1. Cook Tortellini: Prepare the tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Cook the Beef and Vegetables

  1. Cook Beef: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the thinly sliced beef sirloin and cook until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Cook Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the sliced bell pepper, onion, and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside with the beef.

Make the Provolone Sauce

  1. Melt Butter: In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Make Roux: Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute to form a roux.
  3. Add Milk: Gradually whisk in the whole milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble.
  4. Add Cheese: Stir in the shredded provolone and grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine and Serve

  1. Combine Ingredients: Add the cooked tortellini, browned beef, and sautéed vegetables to the cheese sauce. Stir gently to combine everything well.
  2. Serve: Transfer the cheesesteak tortellini to a serving dish and enjoy hot.

Variations

  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce for a spicy version.
  • Different Cheese: Try using a mix of mozzarella and cheddar for a different flavor profile.
  • Vegetarian Option: Skip the beef and add more vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or zucchini.

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serving dish

Storage

Store any leftover Cheesesteak Tortellini in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of milk if needed to loosen the sauce.

What to Serve with Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

This dish pairs wonderfully with a fresh green salad, garlic bread, or roasted vegetables. Here are a few serving suggestions:

  1. Fresh Salad: A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette helps balance the richness of the dish.
  2. Garlic Bread: Serve with warm, buttery garlic bread to soak up the delicious cheese sauce.
  3. Roasted Vegetables: Roasted broccoli or asparagus makes a great side.
Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

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Tips

  • Thinly Sliced Beef: Ensure the beef is thinly sliced for quick and even cooking.
  • Smooth Sauce: Stir constantly while making the sauce to prevent lumps and ensure a smooth consistency.
  • Don’t Overcook: Be careful not to overcook the tortellini to keep it tender and prevent it from falling apart when mixed with the sauce.

FAQ

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, you can substitute the tortellini with any other type of pasta you like, such as penne, fettuccine, or ravioli.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the components ahead of time and store them separately. Combine and reheat just before serving for the best results.

What if I don’t have provolone cheese?

You can substitute provolone with mozzarella or any other melty cheese like fontina or Monterey Jack.

 
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Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Easy Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Yield: Makes about 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Enjoy this creamy and delicious Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce!

Ingredients

  • For the Tortellini:
  • - 1 package (20 oz) cheese tortellini
  • - 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • - 1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • - 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • - 1 onion, sliced
  • - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • For the Sauce:
  • - 2 tablespoons butter
  • - 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • - 2 cups whole milk
  • - 1 1/2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • - Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Prepare the tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned. Remove and set aside.
3. In the same skillet, add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook until softened.
4. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
5. Stir in provolone and Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Add cooked tortellini, beef, and vegetables to the cheese sauce. Stir to combine.
7. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy hot.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 550 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 28g

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