9 Easy Tortellini Dishes

Get a pasta dinner on the table, fast!

Artichoke and Tortellini Pasta Salad

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A package of tortellini pasta opens the door to so many options for creating quick, delicious, satisfying meals. Whether you use frozen or refrigerated grocery pasta, you can count on these pasta shapes to cook quickly, making them ideal for feeding your family on busy weeknights or throwing together a tasty Italian-style meal for last-minute guests. Enjoy our collection of the best, quick and easy tortellini recipes.

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    Red and White Tortellini

    Tricolor tortellini
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    This dish is so simple that non-cooks can make it, this is a great pasta recipe to teach older kids when you want them to start making dinners for the family. Only 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients, including jarred marinara and alfredo sauces, are needed to assemble this tasty, colorful pasta dish, which bakes easily in about an hour.

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    Hearty Sausage and Tortellini Soup

    Hearty sausage and tortellini soup

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    Make this hearty, rib-sticking sausage and tortellini soup for your family or a crowd on colder days, when you crave something tummy-warming and satisfying. The beefy broth is chock-full of tasty browned sausage meat, canned tomatoes, sauteed vegetables, and cheese-filled pasta. Top bowls with plenty of grated parmesan cheese for serving.

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    Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini

    Cheesy crockpot tortellini

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    Your crock pot makes it a snap to serve up this easy, cheesy pasta casserole on busy weeknights. Simply brown some sausage in the morning, and add it to the appliance with jarred sauce, cheese, and Italian seasonings, leaving it to cook all day. Packaged tortellini is added about half an hour before serving, so the pasta comes out just right.

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    Chicken Tortellini Casserole

    Chicken tortellini casserole

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    Simply delicious chicken tortellini casserole is rich-tasting and warming, and it's super easy to make with foods you can easily keep stocked in your kitchen. Make it on busy weeknights, when you don't have time to shop or stop, for a filling, nutritious chicken and pasta family dinner. No chicken in the fridge? Substitute cooked salmon, pork or steak, or frozen prepared meatballs, instead!

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    Tortellini With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

    Tortellini with tomato basil cream sauce

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    Create a lovely pasta dinner for company without breaking the bank, with this scrumptious Italian-style recipe that dresses store-bought cheese tortellini in a simply-seasoned, silky tomato cream sauce. If you don't have crushed tomatoes on hand, you can always substitute canned diced tomatoes—just use an immersion blender to break them down into a smooth sauce (wear an apron to prevent splattering your clothes).

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    Baked Tortellini With Three Sauces

    Baked tortellini with three sauces

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    Guests will think you spent hours over the stove to create this rich-tasting, oven-baked pasta casserole, that takes only 15 minutes to assemble! The magic ingredients are 3 jarred sauces, including marinara, pesto, and alfredo, which are layered over cheesy tortellini, browned sausage, and sauteed vegetables, in a meaty, lasagna-style bake.

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    Cheese Tortelloni With White Truffles

    Cheese Tortelloni With White Truffles

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    Truffles are the ultimate in luxury food, and add mind-blowing flavor to this elegant but easy-to-prepare pasta dish. It takes only 10 minutes to make, with packaged pasta, Parmesan cheese, butter, and fresh rosemary sprigs, but is special enough for serving on Valentine's Day or whenever you need a show-stopping meal.

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    Vegan Lemon Pasta With Pine Nuts and Broccoli

    Lemon pasta with pine nuts and broccoli

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    Use a vegan brand of packaged tortellini pasta to make this delicious recipe that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes, but impressive enough to serve to company. Fresh lemon juice and zest add brightness to a simple olive oil and garlic sauce, that dresses the pasta and broccoli florets, with pine nuts for added crunch.

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    Gluten-Free Gorgonzola Sauce for Tortellini

    Gluten-free gorgonzola sauce for tortellini

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    Learn to make a gorgeously rich, gluten-free Gorgonzola sauce for ladling over gluten-free tortellini and other pasta shapes, with this recipe inspired by French cuisine. White wine, chicken stock, heavy cream, Gorgonzola cheese, nutmeg, pepper, and parmesan go into this decadent-tasting homemade pasta sauce that is worthy of special occasion dinners.