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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!