🧀🥩 Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce 🥩🧀

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this Cheesesteak Tortellini in Rich Provolone Sauce! This dish combines the classic flavors of a cheesesteak sandwich with tender cheese-filled tortellini, all smothered in a creamy provolone sauce. Perfect for a cozy dinner, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

📋 Ingredients:

For the Cheesesteak Filling:

  • 🥩 1 lb ribeye steak, thinly sliced
  • 🌿 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 🧅 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 🌶 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 🧂 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 🧂 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Tortellini:

  • 🍝 1 package (20 oz) cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen

For the Provolone Sauce:

  • 🧈 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 🌾 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 🥛 2 cups whole milk
  • 🧀 1 cup grated provolone cheese
  • 🧀 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 🧂 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 🌿 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

📝 Directions:

1️⃣ Prepare the Cheesesteak Filling:

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the thinly sliced ribeye steak and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the steak from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and green bell pepper. Sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Return the cooked steak to the skillet, season with salt and black pepper, and mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.

2️⃣ Cook the Tortellini:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the cheese tortellini and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

3️⃣ Prepare the Provolone Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly golden and bubbly.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the grated provolone and Parmesan cheeses until melted and smooth.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

4️⃣ Combine and Serve:

  • Add the cooked tortellini and cheesesteak filling to the provolone sauce. Stir gently to combine and coat everything evenly with the sauce.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 600 kcal per serving

💡 Notes:

  • For extra flavor, you can add sautéed mushrooms or roasted red peppers to the cheesesteak filling.
  • If provolone cheese is not available, you can substitute with mozzarella or fontina cheese.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with a fresh green salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.