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, topped with crumbled bacon.

Tortellini al Forno in a serving dish

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.

How to Make Tortellini al Forno

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.

You may even want to make the Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno as a main dish. This would make a lovely main dish to serve. I like to top mine with some sliced scallions. Freshly sliced scallions add a nice compliment to this dish.

What type of tortellini should you use?

Olive Garden used cheese tortellini for this appetizer when it was served. 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!

Want more Olive Garden Recipes

If you like Olive Garden, try these copycat recipes:

Tortellini al Forno in a serving dish

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
Servings: 4
Calories: 535kcal


  • 9 ounces tortellini prepared according to package directions
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ounce bacon cooked crisply
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions


  • In a small saucepan combine butter and heavy cream over medium heat. When the cream and butter begin to bubble slightly add Parmesan cheese. Stir in Parmesan cheese, and whisk in cheese until it melts completely. Place 8 to 10 pieces of tortellini in each dish for a serving. Pour cheese 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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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 !

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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