Tortellini Pasta Alfredo Recipe for Mechanical Soft Diet

TOTAL TIME REQUIREMENT:  25 minutes.

Servings: 4


Ingredients:
     1 package frozen cheese tortellini
     1 cup heavy whipping cream
     1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
     1/2 cup butter slices
     1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:
Begin to boil tortellini according to package directions.

While tortellini is cooking, combine cream, butter slices, and garlic powder into a small saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat until heated but not boiling. Turn off heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.

Drain pasta and put drained tortellini pasta in a large serving bowl. Pour Alfredo sauce over pasta. Gently toss to coat pasta. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jolie Parker, M.S.CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who specializes in treating patients with dysphagia (swallowing problems). She is a co-inventor of the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device, co-owner of Alternative Speech and Swallowing Solutions. She provides home speech language pathology therapy visits to children and adults in the Orlando, FL area. Many dysphagia patients have been able to transition from PEG tube, NPO, pureed diet, mechanical soft diet, and/or thickened liquids back to regular foods and liquids with her dysphagia treatment method.