Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno

Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno is part of the Olive Garden small plates menu. If you have never tried it, it’s cheese and prosciutto-filled tortellini in a parmesan cream sauce and topped with crumbled bacon.

two bowls of homemade Olive Garden tortellini al forno and two forks

Olive Garden serves up some lovely small plates which are perfect for an appetizer or you can even order a couple of these small plates and make a meal of them. I recently tried the Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno. It is a delicious dish that you are certain to love.

Stuffed tortellini are served with a creamy Alfredo sauce and topped with crumbled bacon. It is hard to resist this dish and it is so easy to make.


Here’s a list of what you need

  • Cheese tortellini
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sliced scallions
Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno ingredients

Ingredient Notes

For this copycat recipe of the Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno, I am using store-bought tortellini. You can find the tortellini in the grocery store in the pre-made pasta section. Select the one that is closest to the and prosciutto-filled tortellini.

This tortellini will only take a couple of moments to prepare. Refrigerated pasta only takes 7 to 9 minutes to cook.

You will also need a couple of slices of crisp cooked bacon. To this, we will add a creamy Parmesan sauce to this pasta.

I like to top Tortellini al Forno with sliced scallions. Freshly sliced scallions are a nice compliment to the dish.

What type of tortellini should you use?

Olive Garden used cheese and prosciutto tortellini for this appetizer. You can use whatever type you like.

I personally prefer the fresh kind you find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. I think fresh tortellini tastes better and it cooks up very quickly!

How to Make Tortellini Al Forno

  1. Cook bacon until crisp then crumble the bacon.
  2. Prepare tortellini according to the package instructions.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine butter and heavy cream over medium heat.
    butter and cream in a saucepan
  4. When the cream and butter begins to bubble, add Parmesan cheese.
  5. Whisk until the cheese melts completely.
    butter, cream, and parmesan cheese in a saucepan
  6. Place tortellini in four bowls.
  7. Pour cheese sauce over tortellini.
  8. Top with crumbled bacon and sliced scallions.

You may even want to make the Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno as a main dish. This would make a lovely meal with an Olive Garden soup or a DIY Olive Garden salad.

two forks, a napkin, and two bowls of homemade Olive Garden tortellini al forno

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two bowls of homemade Olive Garden tortellini al forno and two forks

Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno

Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno makes the perfect appetizer or light meal. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes, Tortellini al Forno
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 535kcal


  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ounce bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions


  • Prepare tortellini according to package instructions.
  • In a small saucepan combine butter and heavy cream over medium heat. When the cream and butter begin to bubble slightly add Parmesan cheese and whisk until it melts completely.
  • Place 8 to 10 pieces of tortellini in each dish for a serving.
  • Pour cheese sauce over tortellini and add crumbled bacon and sliced scallions over the tortellini.


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. AZ Gal

    5 stars
    I tripled this. I added fresh spinach to the sauce, and some provolone cheese. We are eating it for dinner. Going to add a salad and some hearty artisan bread. Delicious!

  2. Doris

    Love your site and the effort you put into copying the famous restaurant dishes. I am Italian and anything involving pasta is fine by me!

  3. Crystal Bosworth

    I made this today for the first time. It was delicious! Better than Olive garden! I added minced garlic to the butter and cooked for a few minutes then added heavy whipped cream. Left out the scallions. Thanks for the great recipe.

  4. Josie

    I love this recipe!! I made the sauce, mixed it with the uncooked tortellini, and then baked @ 400 Degrees for 30 minutes . Thank you !

  5. Lucas

    I just made this tonight and it was very good but, depending on which kind of cream you use (I just had table cream here), the cheese sauce can become “dry”.

    Next time I’ll try adding some milk to make it creamier or using regular heavy cream

    • Stephanie

      I am not familiar with the types of cream you mentioned. I used heavy/whipping cream. It sounds like you may have needed a little more liquid when you made the cream.

  6. Chuck Saile

    OK. I give up! Where is the advertised Copycat Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno” RECIPE? The pictures are nice, but the recipe itself is missing.

  7. Lauren Hughes

    I just made this and it’s awesome! Some night this week, I’m gonna try the chicken and gnocchi soup recipe and see how it turns out! Can’t wait!

    • Rocky Cook

      I have made the chicken and gnocchi soup and the minestrone soup. But the chicken and gnocchi soup is my very favorite. That is Delicious and am so glad to have that recipe.
      And a very special ” Thank You” to Stephanie Manley. I have both of your books and reference them almost on a daily basis. Keep doing what you do as you are a blessing.

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