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    The 30 BEST Tortellini Recipes

    What’s your favorite pasta shape? If you love tortellini, you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this great list of easy Tortellini Recipes for you to try. You’ll find decadent creamy dishes, light meatless dinners, cozy soups, tasty pasta salads for lunches or get togethers, and more!

    Cook your way through all of these tortellini recipes, and you’ll never wonder “what to cook with tortellini?” again. You’re sure to find some new family favorites!

    Have fun…

    The BEST Tortellini Recipes.

    The BEST Tortellini Recipes:

    1. Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!

    Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!

    Get the Recipe: Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    2. Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana

    This Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana is just the soup you need on a blustery winter night. With hearty sausage meatballs and pillowy tortellini in a creamy broth, it’s the epitome of comfort food.

    Get the Recipe : Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana

    3. Tortellini al Forno

    This Tortellini al Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.

    This tortellini and cheese sauce dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes, and tastes thoroughly gourmet.

    Get the Recipe: Tortellini al Forno

    4. Creamy Tortellini Soup

    Now this soup will tempt you to leave behind anything you’re doing right now and come hover over a cozy bowl loaded with happy mood and happy flavors.

    Rich and creamy with sun dried tomato pesto, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach, bacon and Italian sausage. It’s one of our favorite tortellini recipes.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Tortellini Soup

    5. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

    This Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto is the best pasta salad ever! One bite and you will be in heaven.

    Cheese tortellini, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, basil and Italian basil vinaigrette make a the ultimate salad. This can serve as a side or a main dish for light lunch or a light dinner.

    Get the Recipe: Tortellini Pasta Salad

    6. Italian Sausage and Tortellini Bake

    This Italian Sausage and Tortellini Bake is pure comfort food bliss. With a well seasoned tomato sauce and plenty of cheese, it’s a sure hit with all ages.

    Best of all, it only takes a few minutes of hands on time, then your trusty oven does the rest!

    Get the Recipe: Italian Sausage and Tortellini Bake

    7. Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup

    This Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup is a hit! It has an amazing rich pesto broth that is filled with protein power of chicken and delicious tortellini. This meal is pure comfort.

    This easy and quick soup is very cozy and healthy, perfect for cold nights.

    Get the Recipe: Pesto Tortellini Soup

    8. Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

    This Tortellini Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes pasta salad is easy to make and full of bright flavors.

    It’s packed full of fresh ingredients with an amazing homemade vinaigrette and makes an absolutely delicious pasta dish.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    9. BLT Tortellini Pasta Salad

    This BLT Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a super tasty cold pasta salad that will bring rave reviews when you present it at a potluck or party.

    Turn everyone’s favorite sandwich into a pasta salad and get ready for rave reviews!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    10. Garlic Alfredo Tortellini

    Try this simple and quick Garlic Alfredo Tortellini, it’s a winner! It features cheese tortellini smothered in a rich, buttery, creamy, garlicky alfredo sauce.

    This super delicious pasta is a perfect crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    11. Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini

    With sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach and chicken tortellini all smothered in a creamy sauce, this recipe is no doubt a hit.

    It is an easy, quick and irresistibly one dish pasta the whole family will relish.

    Get the Recipe @ chelseasamessyapron

    12. Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies

    Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies is filling, full of flavor and the best weeknight meal for summer nights.

    It couldn’t be easier to make… chop up some veggies and while they are roasting cook cheese tortellini, and your delicious dinner is ready to go.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    13. Antipasto Tortellini Skewers

    Looking for a fun new party food? This is it! These Antipasto Tortellini Skewers have great ingredients like fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, artichoke hearts and so muck more.

    All gets coated in a lemon basil vinaigrette. Everyone at the party will rave about them.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    14. Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole

    Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole is a great twist on taco pasta, and it only requires 4 ingredients!

    This food fusion combines enchilada flavors and pillows of cheese tortellini for a quick recipe you’ll keep coming back to.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    15. Cheese Tortellini with Butter, Mushrooms, and Crispy Sage

    This Cheese Tortellini with Butter, Mushrooms, and Crispy Sage is an easy and delicious pasta dish that you will surely devour.

    The browned butter, earthy mushrooms and fresh sage combine for a delightful combination of flavors you’ll keep coming back to.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    16. Garlic Shrimp Tortellini

    This Garlic Shrimp Tortellini recipe is a real treat. A quick and easy dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes.

    The dish is made of cheese tortellini, shrimp and sun dried tomatoes, tossed in a light garlic sauce. It’s a restaurant quality delicious dish.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    17. Tortellini Carbonara

    If you are looking for an easy, super comforting dish, then this Tortellini Carbonara is it. This creamy, bacon enhanced pasta will be your new weeknight favorite.

    You can make this delicious recipe in just 20 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    18. Greek Tortellini Salad

    A good pasta salad is always a hit during the summer, especially when it’s a cook out or potluck.

    This Greek Tortellini Salad makes an amazingly delicious meal. It’s quick, easy and fresh with a zesty dressing. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    19. Tortellini Minestrone

    This Tortellini Minestrone is filled with nutritious veggies and pillowy tortellini, creating a soup that is perfect for a cozy day.

    It’s a simple soup that doesn’t take much hands on time, but is so flavorful and satisfying.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    20. Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

    Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini is a one skillet meal and gets ready in just 30 minutes.

    This delicious pasta dish is cooked in a savory, flavorful and robust sauce with little bites of chewy, cheesy and tender tortellini, sausages and herbs.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    21. Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo

    This cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo is one meal that you will want again and again.

    Shrimp alfredo sauce is a surefire winner every time, but when you have it with tortellini it goes to a whole other level. It will be loved by kids and adults alike.

    Get the Recipe @ lifeinthelofthouse

    22. Caprese Pasta Salad

    This Caprese Pasta Salad combines cheese tortellini with the flavors of summer. It has cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, fresh mozzarella and basil, all with a homemade balsamic dressing.

    It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s cravably delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ welllplated

    23. Tex Mex Tortellini

    Tex Mex Tortellini is an easy, family friendly meal that will definitely make a regular appearance on your weekly menu.

    This delicious tortellini pasta cooks up in just 30 minutes, and in one large skillet so it’s easy to clean up.

    Get the Recipe @ soupaddict

    24. Tortellini Primavera

    Tortellini Primavera is an easy and fast weeknight meal with fresh summer veggies, cheese tortellini and parmesan tossed in a flavorful sauce.

    This healthy, comforting and tasty one skillet meal will be loved by everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ girlgonegourmet

    25. Thai Red Curry Tortellini Soup

    This delicious and nutritious Thai Red Curry Tortellini Soup is filled with cheese tortellini, peppers, spinach. It has flavorful Thai ingredients and coconut milk to give it a smooth and velvety texture.

    It’s a perfect fusion of Thai and Italian cuisine.

    Get the Recipe @ delscookingtwist

    26. Tomato Tortellini with Sausage

    This Tomato Tortellini with Sausage is a delicious one skillet Italian dinner the whole family will love.

    It is an easy, flavorful and comforting meal. Plus, this dish is so versatile that you can make it so many ways. Perfect weeknight dinner option.

    Get the Recipe @ chelseasmessyapron

    27. Brown Butter Pumpkin Tortellini Alla Vodka

    When the fall season comes around, this delicious Brown Butter Pumpkin Tortellini Alla Vodka recipe is a must!

    There is so much flavor going on in this dish, as cheese tortellini is mixed with a super velvety and rich sauce. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, as it comes together in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    28. Bacon Ranch Tortellini

    Bacon Ranch Tortellini is an absolutely delicious and comforting meal which is topped with crispy bacon and is ready to serve in just 30 minutes.

    With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can have this awesome meal on the table.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    29. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini

    We just love this tortellini dish, which features an absolutely divine homemade roasted red pepper sauce. This will be your new go to meal for meatless nights.

    It’s easy to make and the flavors are super delicious for an easy weeknight meal.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    30. Parmesan Tortellini Bites

    These Parmesan Tortellini Bites are such great appetizers! They are so crunchy and flavorful, you won’t be able to stop munching.

    Make these bites in just 30 minutes, garnish with more parmesan and serve hot with marinara sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    So there you go, thirty great tortellini recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    The 30 BEST Tortellini Recipes

    This collection of easy Tortellini Recipes will give you plenty of ideas to cook with your favorite pasta shape. We love this tortellini sausage soup:


    • 6 bacon slices
    • 1 lb Italian sausage, casing removed
    • 2 celery stalks, diced
    • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp red chili flakes
    • 8 cups chicken broth
    • 17 oz sun-dried tomato pesto
    • 1 cup roasted peppers, chopped
    • 20 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini (see note 1)
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 6-7 basil leaves, torn
    • 3-4 cups spinach
    • 1/2 cup parmesan
    • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • salt to taste
    • pepper to taste
    • 1/2 - 1 lemon, juiced


      1. Cook the bacon in a soup pot until crisp. Remove to a plate and crumble.
      2. Remove excess bacon fat, leaving behind 2-3 Tbsp. Cook sausage in same pot, breaking apart into bite sized chunks. Cook till brown, then remove to plate.
      3. In the same drippings (remove if excess, leaving behind 2 Tbsp) sauté onions, celery and carrots and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add in garlic along with salt, pepper and chili flakes.
      4. Add in chicken broth and pesto. Simmer for 5 minutes.
      5. Return sausage and bacon to the pot, along with roasted peppers and basil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
      6. Add tortellini and cook for 3 minutes.
      7. Add in heavy cream and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
      8. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan, parsley and spinach. Wait till spinach wilts and season it with lemon juice. Check for seasonings.

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