50+ BEST Tortellini Recipes

Whether in a soup, served with chicken or covered in a creamy sauce, these 50+ Tortellini Recipes are sure to warm the hearts and bellies of the whole family!

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What is Tortellini Pasta?

First thing’s first- let’s talk tortellini! Tortellini is a stuffed, ring shaped pasta that comes from the Italian region of Emilia, which is near Florence and encompasses Bologna, Parma and Modena, other notable Italian food towns.

Cheese, meat and spinach are the most common items in stuffed tortellini. While these are the easiest to source, there are many other varieties and blends to make your creation unique.

How to Cook Tortellini

All of these tortellini recipes will have a different method of cooking the tortellini. However, this is a general rule that I follow. It really depends on if it is fresh, frozen or dried. Fresh tortellini will take only a few minutes and is basically heated through, plumped up and ready to go. It is easy to overcook, so watch it closely. It is done when it floats.

Frozen is in the middle and also fairly quick to cook, but will need a few more minutes to defrost before heating through. Dried will take the longest because it needs to fully absorb the water before softening. Even dried tortellini will only take 6-8 minutes because stuffed pastas cook quickly.

The only true way to know how to properly cook your tortellini is to follow the instructions on the package or, of course, follow the steps for the recipe you are making.

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs
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Traditional tortellini salad becomes a finger food with these Tortellini Skewers. They are a fresh and flavorful, appetizer, perfect for everything from cocktail hours to pool parties!
Pesto Tortellini with Asiago
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With only 5 ingredients, Pesto Tortellini with Asiago is perfect for busy nights. Ready in only 15 minutes, it still packs huge flavor!
Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini
Creamy Tortellini and Ham Pasta - An easy pasta recipe ready in just 20 minutes! Peas, broccoli, ham and cheese tortellini! www.savoryexperiments.com
Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini uses an easy alfredo sauce recipe with cubed ham, peas, broccoli and seasonings to make a 20 minute one-pot meal! 
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup
Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup can be made in the slow cooker, instant pot or on the stove top. Cheesy tortellini with zesty sauce in a tomato based soup!
10 Minute Ranch Tortellini Pasta Salad
Use a potato peeler to make ribbons of veggies for this 10 minute ranch tortellini pasta salad recipe that’s a quick and easy side dish for BBQs!
Loaded Tortellini Alfredo
With only 4 simple ingredients, this EASY Loaded Tortellini Alfredo is sure to be one of your family’s new favorite weeknight meals!
Crockpot Chicken Parmesan
Crockpot Chicken Parmesan is a super easy take on a family favorite. Slow cook chicken in your favorite sauce, top with breadcrumbs and cheese, and serve over cheese tortellini. Your entire meal is made right in the slow cooker!
Basil Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Tortellini
Everyone needs a good Italian recipe and this basil sun dried tomato chicken tortellini is the one after your heart, plus it’s all in one pan!
Cheesy Enchilada Mexican Pasta Bake
Easy, cheesy and delicious, this Cheesy Enchilada Mexican Pasta Bake takes Mexican night to a whole new level!
One Pot Slow Cooker Garden Tortellini
Just throw tortellini and all of your favorite ingredients in a slow cooker and let it do all the work for one pot slow cooker garden tortellini!
Spinach Artichoke Dip One Pot Pasta
Take your favorite appetizer and turn it into an amazing, flavorful dinner with this Spinach Artichoke Dip One Pot Pasta!
5 Minute Italian Salami Tortellini Salad
Summers are all about pasta salad recipes and this Italian Salami Tortellini Salad is fresh, flavorful, perfect for hot summer days and done in just 5 minutes!
Portobello Mushroom Cheese Tortellini
When you’re craving comfort food, you need this meatless Portobello Mushroom Cheese Tortellini recipe with carrots, garlic, basil, and a creamy Alfredo sauce!
Cheesy Pan Fried Tortellini
This is one of our favorite dinners, cheesy pan fried tortellini. It looks almost too simple, but it’s delicious!
Tortellini Soup
This easy Tortellini Soup recipe is loaded with Italian sausage, veggies, and cheese tortellini in a rich, savory tomato basil broth. It’s the cure for your cold-weather and what’s-for-dinner blues!
Baked Cheese Tortellini
Baked Cheese Tortellini is an easy weeknight meal that only requires 5 ingredients and has tons of flavor. Made with frozen tortellini, sausage, pasta sauce, cheese, and baked to perfection. This Cheese Tortellini will become a family favorite dinner recipe for years to come.
Spinach Artichoke Tortellini Salad
This pasta salad is cold and is loaded with chunks of artichokes and creamy spinach dip! This salad will remind you of summer and can make it for any occasion!
Rainbow Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad
Take your pasta salad to the next level with this super easy, veggie filled Rainbow Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad! You’ll be going back for seconds for sure.
Tuscan Chicken with Tortellini
This tuscan chicken with tortellini dish has juicy pan seared chicken breast, surrounded by cheese tortellini in a creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach sauce. An easy and quick 30 minute family dinner.
Garlic Parmesan Cheese Tortellini
Garlic parmesan cheese tortellini comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a quick and easy weeknight meal!
Tortellini Carbonara
Tortellini carbonara pasta is the busy weeknight dinner solution you’ve been looking for! It takes just minutes to prepare, tastes delicious, and is loaded with nutrition for your body!
Olive Garden’s Oven Baked Tortellini Alfredo
Olive Garden’s Oven Baked Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken is so delicious! I even found the actual OG alfredo recipe and it’s spot on! This recipe is so delicious and comforting! It’s perfect for a chilly winter night!
Air Fryer Crispy Tortellini
This Air Fryer Crispy Tortellini is a super tasty appetizer for tailgating snacks month! It’s easy! Kid tested & adult approved! Pasta lovers will flip for these crunchy, “fried” bites, especially when served with marinara or pizza sauce!
Tortellini Salmon Salad
This Tortellini Salmon Salad is a light and quick summer meal that will have the family begging for more!
Spinach and Tortellini Soup
Spicy Italian sausage, tender baby spinach, and fluffy tortellini come together for one delicious bowl of goodness. Spinach and Tortellini soup is going to become your go to winter staple.
Tortellini and Broccoli Alfredo
When it comes to deliciousness my Tortellini and Broccoli Alfredo is sure to bring smiles to your dinner table! And the best part is you can have this restaurant-style dish on your table in 30 minutes or less.
Roasted Vegetable Tortellini Salad
This roasted vegetable tortellini salad is the perfect way to use up all those summer vegetables. Perfectly roasted vegetables mixed with cheese tortellini and tangy basil vinaigrette mixed together and sprinkled with shaved Parmesan cheese. You’ll love this easy salad!
Crock Pot Tortellini Chicken Soup
One of our favorite all-the-time slow cooker soups, tortellini chicken soup! This is a super easy, all-in-one dish with pasta, chicken, and spinach. There’s no searing, hardly any chopping, just one Crock Pot, a few hours of waiting, and dinner is done!
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
This Instant Pot tortellini soup a tasty soup which is a good choice to have, especially in the winter.
Tortellini in a Creamy Rosé Sauce
Cheese tortellini tossed in a creamy rosé sauce and topped with extra grated parmesan and basil. So saucy. So good. And of course, best with a hunk of crusty bread to mop up all of that extra creamy sauce!
Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Lasagna
Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Lasagna is perfect when you want lasagna but don’t have the time to make it from scratch. By using tortellini, this one-pot tortellini lasagna can be ready in 20 minutes!
Tortellini Al Forno
This Tortellini Al Forno, a copycat Olive Garden recipe, has pillowy cheese filled tortellini in a rich parmesan cream sauce with crumbled bacon and chives.
Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup
My family LOVES this Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup recipe! And really, you can never have enough 30 minute recipes in your arsenal.
Tortellini Caprese Salad
A twist on the classic, this Tortellini Caprese Salad is the pasta salad of the summer–and every season in between. Toss it together in 10 minutes and enjoy the fresh flavors of basil, tomatoes, cheesy tortellini and a delicious balsamic glaze. A perfect side but also hearty enough for a meal!
Tortellini Antipasto Skewers Appetizers
These make-ahead Tortellini Antipasto Skewers Appetizers are an easy and delicious party recipe or snack idea. This super easy antipasto recipe feeds a crowd too.
Instant Pot Vegetable Tortellini Soup
Instant Pot Vegetable Tortellini Soup is delicious, vegetarian, and full of healthy veggies in a rich and flavorful broth. The cheese tortellini has a nice texture. This pressure cooker vegetable tortellini soup is a vegetarian delight!
Creamy Spinach Tortellini in a Skillet
If you’re still trying to figure out what recipe to make for dinner this week, make sure to add this Spinach Tortellini recipe. It’s a 20-minute dinner from start to finish!
Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup
You know this is going to be good. This is THE best chicken soup recipe we have had in a very long time. Or, should I say, Chicken Cheese Tortellini Soup? This Tortellini Soup features the comforting and familiar tastes of home-made chicken noodle soup…with awesome little cheese filled tortellini.
Creamy Shrimp Scampi
Who doesn’t love a good buttery, lemony, garlicky pasta studded with big, fresh, succulent shrimp? This Creamy Shrimp Scampi has all the good stuff…plus it’s on the table in under 30 minutes.
Pesto Tortellini Salad with Chicken
Pesto Tortellini Salad with Chicken features cheese tortellini tossed in a creamy pesto sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and chunks of chicken.
Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
This Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup is made with ground chicken, veggies, aromatics, fresh basil and mint leaves, and pillowy ricotta and spinach tortellini. Everything is simmered in a velvety and rich tomato cream broth! It’s quick and easy to make in one pot, incredibly flavorful, and ultra cozy and comforting! Perfect for busy weeknights and cold weather!
Curried Tortellini Meatball Soup
Stocked with tender cheese tortellini, over-sized beef meatballs, and a heaping helping of curry powder, this Curried Tortellini Meatball Soup is a hearty ‘meal in a bowl’ kinda creamy soup!
Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Dip
A fresh take on taco pasta, this cheesy ground beef enchilada tortellini is a quick weeknight dinner everyone will love. This winning dinner combines classic enchilada flavors and pillows of cheese tortellini for a quick recipe you will want to make over and over again.
Minestrone Soup with Tortellini
This Minestrone Soup with Tortellini is the best easy tortellini minestrone soup to try which is so delicious and filling makes this BEST minestrone soup with cheese tortellini. Very easy to put together and fix your dinner with this quick minestrone soup – it has veggies, beans, tomato paste, cheese tortellini and parmesan makes this a complete meal – easy veggie tortellini soup ever!
Lemony Tortellini Broccoli Salad
Cheese tortellini and fresh broccoli tossed in a creamy, lemony dressing all piled on top of mixed greens and topped with crisp bacon. This Lemony Tortellini Broccoli Salad is a gorgeous burst of sunshine on the table!
Cheesy Baked Tortellini with Chicken Gratinati
This cheesy baked tortellini with chicken gratinati has juicy seared chicken breasts and is loaded with cheese! This hearty dish is easy and quick to prepare and ultra delicious!
Tortellini with Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce
Tortellini is tossed in a creamy avocado pasta sauce for a crazy delicious and easy dinner any night of the week!
Greek-Style Beef And Cheese Tortellini Skillet
This Greek-style skillet meal of cheese tortellini with ground beef, olives, and feta is a perfect pasta dish for the family table. The incomparable Mediterranean flavors will have everyone begging for seconds!
Tortellini Pasta Salad With Pepperoni And Italian Vinaigrette
This is a classic tortellini pasta salad that’s perfect for cookouts, BBQs, and potlucks! It’s a universal crowd-pleaser thanks to cheesy pasta pockets and all the other fresh and flavorful ingredients. Make it for your next picnic!
Tortellini with Butter and Sage
Tortellini with Butter and Sage is the easiest supper! Your family will love it! You can make it in minutes, but it’s just so fancy!

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