Start With Tortellini

Tortellini casserole

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Tortellini is one of my favorite secret weapons for making dinner recipes very quickly. It is small pieces of pasta that is stuffed with cheese or meat. The little pasta rounds cook quickly; you are really just thawing them before use.

I like the frozen kind of tortellini made by Rosetto; it's available where I live, cooks quickly, and the quality is very good. But you could use whatever is available in your area.

This type of pasta is really just frozen, so you're not cooking it; you're just reheating it. It gets to the perfect temperature and consistency in about 2-3 minutes. Enjoy these easy tortellini recipes.

Start with Tortellini Recipes

  • Lentil Rice and Tortellini Salad
    Now this is a healthy salad! Lentils and rice cook in a short time, and combined with tortellini in a flavorful dressing with vegetables, it is delicious..
  • Tortellini Bean and Ham Salad
    I love this tortellini recipe for its combination of textures and flavors. It's important to use zesty salad dressing for the most flavor.
  • Chicken Tortellini Casserole
    Another five ingredient recipe! You could add roasted red bell peppers or a jar of mushrooms to it if you'd like.
  • Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
    Your crockpot and just five ingredients make a simple and delicious casserole with hardly any work on your part.
  • Red and White Tortellini
    Let's end with this casserole that is so easy non cooks can make it. Really!