Tortellini with Mustard Cream Sauce
This Tortellini in Cream Sauce combines cheese tortellini, asparagus and a creamy mustard sauce that is suitable for every mustard lover!
This post is sponsored by Maille via Honest Cooking. All opinions are my own.
Now that summer is almost here, I’ve been consuming a lot of picnic and grilling type foods. Even though I seem to eat these foods year round, they just seem to taste better once the weather gets warmer.
One of my favorite condiments to use on sandwiches, burgers, and brats has always been mustard. I slather this on whatever sandwich I’m eating and then put some on the side so that I can dunk into it. Tell me I’m not the only one who does this?
So when Maille sent me some of their gourmet mustards to try, I could hardly contain my excitement. Since I love plain ol’ yellow mustard, I knew I would find a new favorite with their exciting flavors.
If you’ve heard of Maille before, then you know that they have been producing high-quality products for over 267 years. They first opened a boutique last year in New York City and have been growing in popularity ever since.
As soon as I opened a jar, my senses were delighted. The Dijon mustard was creamy, delicious, and filled with a slight tang, perfect for my mustard-loving self. And since I love creating new recipes, my mind immediately begin to think of everything I could use this mustard on.
After thoughtful consideration, I decided to make a recipe that incorporates mustard in a more unique way.
Not just slathered on a burger or sandwich, but mixed into a dish to make the flavors really stand out. Well, friends, say hello to this Cheese Tortellini with Mustard Cream Sauce.
The name pretty much says is all. Fresh cheese tortellini is combined with asparagus and a creamy mustard sauce that is suitable for every mustard (and pasta) lover. It’s a deliciously different way to enjoy mustard!
Ingredients for Tortellini in Cream Sauce
This easy tortellini dish is the perfect meal to serve when the weather gets warmer or when you’re crunched for time, without sacrificing flavor. With minimal prep time and fresh ingredients, you can wow your dinner guests (or just yourself!) into thinking you spent all day in the kitchen. Sounds pretty good, right?
Here’s what you’ll need to make the sauce for the cheese tortellini:
- Cheese tortellini
- Olive oil
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- Maille Dijon mustard
How to Make Tortellini in Cream Sauce
Besides being filled with the mouthwatering tang of Dijon mustard, this Tortellini in Cream Sauce is a breeze to whip up.
When the tortellini is cooking, simply whisk together some chicken broth, heavy cream, and Dijon mustard. As soon as it thickens, remove from the heat, toss it with the cheese tortellini and fresh asparagus, and your flavorful meal is ready to be devoured.
This Tortellini with Mustard Cream Sauce is perfect for a light and easy meal. Full of fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, this pasta will become a dinner-time favorite!
Can I Use Another Type of Tortellini?
Of course! I used simple cheese tortellini for this easy recipe, but any type of tortellini will work. Just make sure to buy fresh tortellini, not dried.
Can I Use Another Type of Mustard?
Mostly likely, yes. However, I wouldn’t recommend using a plain yellow mustard because it doesn’t have the same depth of flavor that Dijon has.
Tips for Making This Tortellini Dish
- By using fresh tortellini, you’ll ensure that you get the best flavor possible, which is crucial when pairing with the Maille mustard collection.
- If asparagus isn’t in season, use another fresh green instead. I imagine that peas, spinach, kale, or another green veggie would pair nicely in this dish.
- Give yourself enough time to let the mustard cream sauce for the tortellini thicken fully. It needs a good 10 to 12 minutes on the stove!
Looking for More Easy Tortellini Recipes?
- Pesto Tortellini Bake
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Spinach & Feta Tortellini
- Cheesy Beef Tortellini Skillet
- Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Tortellini Soup
Tortellini in Cream Sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed into 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons Maille Dijon Mustard, (or any kind of dijon mustard)
- In a medium pot, cook tortellini according to packaged directions. Drain and then toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking. Set aside.
- While tortellini is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet. Add asparagus and saute until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm. Set aside.
- In same skillet, combine chicken broth, heavy cream, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk together. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until thickened.
- Remove from heat and pour over tortellini. Add in asparagus and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
This looks completely tempting. I love tortellini, I’m a big fan of cream sauce, and incorporating the mustard is just fantastic. And that shaved parm on top…yes, please!
Well, I am a mustard AND pasta lover so this is right up my alley! So creative, Gayle. Love it!
Thanks for the kind words, Liz!
I love a mustard cream sauce and have never had it on tortellini. What a creative idea! It looks delicious – especially with that asparagus!
Thanks, Rachelle! This cream sauce is delicious. If you love mustard, then you definitely need to try this!
I ADORE Maille…and creamy mustard covered carby, cheesy goodness, so this pasta is EVERYTHING that I could want in a bowl! Pinning!
Cheesy carb goodness is always a wonderful thing! Thanks for the pin, Taylor!
What a creative way to use mustard! I love cooking with fresh tortellini for a quick dinner, and this looks delicious! Love the asparagus, too!
Thanks, Kristine! This makes for an easy and delicious weeknight meal!
When I was little I was not a mustard fan, but as I’ve grown up I’ve totally grown to love it! I’ve never thought to make a mustard cream sauce before, but hey, it’s cooking! Anything goes! And this recipe is a perfect way for me to appreciate mustard 🙂 Great recipe, Gayle!
I’m the same as you, Heather! I didn’t like it much growing up, but now I love it. And this mustard cream sauce is SO good!
What an inventive dish! I love mustard, pasta and asparagus. What a divine combination!
I love the creative way you added mustard to this cream sauce. It looks amazing and so fresh with the asparagus! We are big mustard fans so this would be a big hit at our house! So delicious!
Thank you, Kelly! Using mustard in the sauce is a great way to jazz up a pasta dish!
Love Maille mustard, so flavorful and delicious! And this tortellini dish sounds awesome! Pinning to try it!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Mira!
I LOVE the sound of this dish! The mustard cream sauce sounds absolutely delicious!
Thank you, Sam! It’s one of my favorites!
I LOVE Maille Dijon Mustards. . they are the only ones I use and LOVE this tortellini. . oh my gawd, Gayle looks sooo good!!!
I’m totally hooked on Maille mustards, Alice! Thanks for the kind words!
That sauce sounds incredible. I LOVE this mustard, I actually have some in the fridge now, so I am going to have to make some soon. Yum!
Sounds like this dish was made for you, Dannii! I hope you love it if you try it!
Gayle – This is right up my alley. I love mustard sauces and throw in some tortellini…heaven! 😀 We’ve been doing more picnic style meals lately as well.
This dish is perfect for a picnic, Erin! So simple to make and ready in no time!
Ohhh love the idea of a mustard cream sauce! I bet it has SO much flavor. And give me ANYTHING pasta haha. Pinned!
Also, not sure if this is a blog problem or a personal computer problem, but things seem a bit laggy/glitchy for some reason! Just wanted to give you a heads up :
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Christine! And thanks for the info about my site! I’ll have to look into that! 🙂
Love the sound of that mustard cream sauce! Great way to prepare tortellini!
Love this tortellini, Gayle! That mustard cream sauce sounds amazing – so delicious! 😀
Thank you, Jess!
This looks so creamy and delicious! I want to dig in right now!
This pasta is so good with this creamy sauce, Manali!
We are a big mustard family. I easily have 5 different types of mustard in my fridge right now, haha! I love the sound of the mustard cream sauce for this pasta! I must try this!
Thanks, Natalie! Sounds like you would love this pasta. Even my husband, who’s not a big fan of mustard, loved this! That’s when I knew it was a keeper! 🙂
I am seriously OBSESSED with these Maille mustards. I have seriously already eaten my way through my entire supply. This tortellini looks amazing, Gayle! I’m OBSESSED with that sauce! Pinned!
Aren’t they the best mustards, Justine? Thanks so much for the kind words and pin!
Gayle, my husband would love this. He is obsessed with any type of mustard. Just loves it!! This pasta looks light and summery! Can’t wait to try it out. I should surprise the hubby with it this weekend! 🙂 Pinned!
Oh sounds like you found the next dish to make for your husband, Cyndi! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words and pin!
Ugh this looks so so creamy and flavorful! Honestly I’ve been having a stuffed pasta craving for about a month now (whether it’s tortellini, ravioli, or stuffed shells) and this is just mouthwatering 🙂
Thanks, Medha! I always crave pasta, so this dish definitely hit the spot!
This is seriously making me drool over here, Gayle! Mustard cream sauce… I am dying. Such a great idea!
Thank you, Annie!
Such a creative mustard recipe! I love my pasta! 🙂
Thank you, Ashley!
So inventive, Gayle! I am loving all the flavors here! And your photos are making me hungry! Pinned!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Annie!
This is one of the best Tortellini I have seen. Thanks Gayle for sharing.. it looks delicious
Thanks for the compliments!
Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! Tortellini is SO yummy! I never would have thought to add mustard!! What a fun, unique idea!! 🙂
Thanks, Cailee! The mustard gives this sauce such great flavor!
My mouth is watering Gayle! This looks fantastic! Mustard is one of my favorite condiments and I bet tastes delicious in a cream sauce!
Thank you, Keri!
This looks amazing! It’s making my mouth water!
Love that mustard, Gayle! This recipe looks like a delicious way to use it, too. I’m all about the asparagus right now since that’s what’s available locally at the moment. We’ll be enjoying this soon!! 🙂
Thank you, Blair! Mustard and asparagus make the perfect combo!
You did a great job utilizing the mustard in a different way, and that sauce sounds great for pasta! I love fancy mustard — it adds so much flavor. This looks like such a delicious meal!
Thanks, Marcie! My husband and I devoured this dish!
It looks so appetizing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Neela!
This seriously look amazing!! I love fancy mustards, especially Dijons. Such great flavor! Love that you added the asparagus for a little freshness! Yum!
Sounds like you would love this pasta, Jess! The mustard gives it such a nice touch!
This pasta recipe looks so simple and delicious, Gayle! Especially loving the mustard-cream sauce! perfect for an easy dinner.
Yes, yes, yes! Tortellini is my favorite kind of pasta and I am absolutely swooning over that mustard cream sauce you covered it in!
The fact that I can’t pin this straight to my table and stick a fork on it should be illegal. Cheesy, creamy, carb loaded bowl of heaven. Ahhh! Pinned 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Melissa!
Gayle I have never made mustard cream sauce for pasta!! This looks way too delicious, I need to make it for dinner asap!!
I’m so excited to try this recipe, but I only have the maille original mustard. Could I use that instead? Would I have to make any changes?
Hi Tyler! I haven’t tried it with the regular version, but I’m thinking that would work just as well. Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!