Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce




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Introduction

Indulge in the savory goodness of Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce, a delicious twist on the classic flavors of a Philly cheesesteak combined with cheesy tortellini and a creamy provolone sauce. This hearty and flavorful dish is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your hunger.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe offers a creative fusion of Italian and American flavors, combining tender beef, caramelized onions, and peppers with cheesy tortellini and a luscious provolone sauce. It’s a comforting and filling meal that is easy to make and perfect for a cozy dinner at home.

How to Make Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Ingredients:

For the Tortellini:

  • 1 lb cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Cheesesteak Filling:

  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef steak (such as ribeye or sirloin)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Provolone Sauce:

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

Directions:

  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions until al dente. Toss with olive oil and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook the sliced beef, onion, and green pepper until browned and tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a saucepan, make a roux with butter and flour, then gradually add milk to make a sauce. Stir in provolone cheese until melted.
  4. Combine cooked tortellini, cheesesteak filling, and provolone sauce in the skillet. Heat through and serve.

How to Serve Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Serve this dish hot, garnished with extra provolone cheese if desired. Pair it with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.

How to Store Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Tips to Make Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce

  • Use fresh tortellini for the best texture, but frozen works well too.
  • Adjust the seasoning of the provolone sauce to suit your taste preferences.
  • Don’t overcook the beef to keep it tender and juicy.

Variation (If Any)

For a spicy kick, add some crushed red pepper flakes or sliced jalapenos to the cheesesteak filling.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a different type of cheese for the sauce? Yes, you can substitute provolone with mozzarella or cheddar for a different flavor.
  2. Can I make this dish vegetarian? Absolutely! Replace the beef with sliced mushrooms or tofu for a vegetarian version.
  3. Can I freeze this dish for later? While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the components separately and assemble before serving.

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