From pasta salads to cozy soups, these tortellini recipes showcase all the wonderful ways you can use this pasta.
There is one thing I always have on hand in the freezer and that’s a bag of tortellini. It’s a quick dinner fix that never disappoints.
Each heavenly pocket has a fun little surprise inside like cheese or spinach. It’s like getting an extra special treat without more work.
It takes virtually no time to cook and there are so many ways you can spruce it up.
If you need some inspiration, here are my top 30 tortellini recipes to get you started.
Need a comforting, nourishing soup that’s soul-soothing? You can’t beat this chicken tortellini soup.
This warm pot is overflowing with chicken breast, three-cheese tortellini, and a hefty amount of veggies, all of which is swimming in a creamy broth seasoned with a pinch of thyme.
Barbecues, cookouts, or picnics at the beach, this pasta salad will be your new favorite summer go-to.
It’s a refreshing blend of garden-fresh veggies, feta cheese, and chopped basil.
I think cheese tortellini is a winner for this salad, but if you have another favorite kind of filling, use that.
You can never have too many hearty soups to warm up with during the winter. So here’s a smashing one to add to the list.
The rich tomato broth is a fitting choice for the savory Italian sausage, fresh cheese tortellini, and Italian seasoning.
Since there’s already cheese in the pasta, no need to add more on top. However, I won’t blame you if you want an extra sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
This recipe has all the cozy flavors of meat lasagna, except you want to know the best part? You’ll toss everything in the Crockpot and let it do all the work!
Well, that and you’ll use tortellini rather than lasagna sheets.
This dinner is simple to prepare but will take all day to cook. So get it going in the morning, and it will be ready when you get home from work.
Bakes are excellent for potlucks or family dinners when you want something yummy minus a ton of work.
This one is particularly good for a cozy home-style meal.
It’s creamy, savory, earthy, and packed to the brim with cheese. I’m talking cheese tortellini and another layer to fully cover the top.
One of my all-time favorite ways to do tomato soup is to toss a handful of tortellini in the pot.
This one has a very subtle kick from the red chili flakes and a burst of freshness from the basil and spinach.
You’ll need tomato paste, puree, and canned tomatoes to get the broth just right. But it’s the best way to get a rich tomato flavor to pair with those tender tortellini.
Aside from the Crockpot, what’s so fantastic about this recipe is it doesn’t take much to make. Oh, and it’s super tasty!
You’ll dump ingredients like canned tomatoes, cream cheese, spice, and spinach. Don’t forget the tortellini!
A few hours later, everything is ready and you’ll barely lift a finger.
This is my go-to tortellini skillet recipe.
The creamy sauce doesn’t take much more than some half-n-half and canned tomatoes.
Toss in some spinach and basil so you get more veggies in the mix, then add your tortellini. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a one-skillet recipe ready for dinner.
Any creamy mushroom soup fans in the house? Indulge their cravings with this cozy bowl.
It tastes way better than the canned stuff and you get to bite into chewy tortellini.
I think some mushroom tortellini will be a fine choice for this one. However, you can never go wrong with cheese.
This creamy pasta salad is loaded with nutrients in the form of broccoli and greens.
It’s also a little sinful with bacon bits and a creamy, tangy mayo-based dressing, so you can indulge while also feeling slightly less guilty.
Got some beef in the refrigerator you need to use up? Try this eight-ingredient recipe.
The tender tortellini and ground beef are very satisfying. The trick to making it even more savory is throwing some beef boullion into your pasta water.
Caesar salad is a classic that gets even better when you toss some tortellini into the mix.
This creamy, fresh, and bright salad won’t leave you still hungry like many others, and it has some fresh homemade croutons in the mix!
Looking for an easy pasta dinner to try tonight? This meaty pasta bake is a fine choice.
Boil the tortellini according to the instructions, then brown your beef. Once it’s ready, throw everything into a casserole dish and bake.
Here’s a lavish creamy recipe for you to try.
The cream sauce calls for a glug of white wine to free all those leftover bacon bits after cooking. It also calls for a decadent truffle gouda cheese.
This may not be your standard weeknight dinner, but it’s a great 35-minute recipe for when you feel like splurging.
This farmer’s market recipe has everything I want in a pasta salad.
There’s a healthy heaping of roasted veggies like bell pepper, summer squash, and tomatoes, all of which you can cook on the sheet pan while the pasta is boiling.
For the dressing, it gets an extra burst of freshness with pesto sauce.
Light pasta dinners are especially great in the spring and this one is one of my favorites.
I love the roasted asparagus and the hint of lemon. There’s also some garlic and fresh parsley to make it even tastier.
This is a nice break from all the rich and heavy sauces that typically come with tortellini.
In the mood for an easy Italian recipe? Here’s a rustic Italian-inspired soup that can be ready in 15 minutes.
You’ll cook tortellini with white beans, spinach, canned tomatoes, and some aromatics in one pot. You’ll also want to use broth and cream for the base.
If you’re feeling up to it, I think some homemade garlic bread is a great way to round out the dish.
Here’s a succulent recipe for all you seafood lovers.
This super easy skillet is full of tender tortellini morsels and garlicky shrimp, neither of which takes long to cook.
For veggies, you won’t need much. A couple of handfuls of frozen or fresh peas will do.
Between the chicken breast, salty bacon, and tortellini, this recipe is the epitome of comfort food.
Make it extra cozy with a creamy aromatic sauce that has some sun-dried tomatoes in the mix.
Kielbasa is a type of Polish sausage that goes great with tortellini.
The combination of meat and pasta is very satiating without skimping out on flavor.
For an extra bite, there’s a dollop of mustard and sharp cheddar cheese in the uber creamy sauce.
The kids won’t have any trouble finishing their dinner when it’s pizza-baked tortellini night.
This six-ingredient skillet doesn’t require any dough rolling or tossing. Rather, you’ll use tortellini as the base and fix it up with some pepperoni and cheese.
If there are other toppings you like, add those in, too.
Bacon and broccoli together is already a winner. But when you char the broccoli in the skillet it adds even more complexity.
Whether it’s a busy weeknight or you’re staying in on the weekend, this 25-minute recipe is sure to delight.
Here’s a fun take on pasta salad you’ll have to try when it’s warm outside.
The grilled peaches are oozing with sweet goodness. Meanwhile, the combination of pancetta, ricotta, and sweet balsamic vinaigrette keeps it classy.
These kabobs are a genius party appetizer.
You’ll toss plump grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and cooked tortellini in pesto and vinegar.
Then, skewer it in any pattern you see fit.
If you’re craving a savory beef dinner, I recommend going with this soup.
It’s a very hearty dish that will fill you right up. The tomato sauce is rich and tangy, which is the perfect base for ground beef and tortellini.
It’s like taking meaty pasta and turning it into soup!
I’ll bet you’ve never had a BLT quite like this.
Aside from the usual BLT ingredients, you’ll add in avocado, parsley, and cheese tortellini.
But wait, it gets even better because everything is slathered in a Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
This is one of those recipes that will easily become a family tradition.
Gratinati is a fancy way of saying the dish is topped off with breadcrumbs or cheese. Sometimes even both!
And this, my friends, is chock-full of cream, bacon, chicken, and tortellini covered in two types of cheese.
For more texture, toss on some breadcrumbs too.
Another incredible way to fix up tortellini lasagna-style is in a skillet.
You’ll need some marinara sauce and three types of cheese to go along with it.
If you’re a meat eater, add lean Italian turkey sausage into the mix.
Here’s another fun one the kids will enjoy. It’s savory, very creamy, and sneaks in some veggies.
If you want to sneak in more, choose tortellini with a filling like spinach or mushrooms. They’ll never see it coming.
Another way you can throw together some tortellini skewers is with this three-ingredient recipe.
You’ll toss spinach tortellini and sun-dried tomatoes in pesto, then skewer. There’s not much to it and everyone will be ecstatic about these.
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