Three cheese tortellini is a quick and easy pasta meal. It can be ready in just seven minutes and works well with a variety of sauces!
This cheese tortellini recipe is also freezer-friendly. You can prepare it ahead of time to save time on busy weeknights or for a dinner party!
1. Creamy Parmesan Tortellini
Tortellini are little pasta cakes that are perfect for making a restaurant-style meal at home. They are a great choice for busy weeknights as they usually come already filled with meat, cheese or herbs. These little tortellini cakes are also easy to store in the refrigerator for a quick and simple lunch or dinner!
One of our favorite ways to enjoy these little stuffed pastas is in a creamy sauce! This cream sauce is easy, super flavorful and tastes a lot fancier than it actually is. This creamy tortellini recipe has just a hint of garlic and Parmesan cheese to give it that extra special touch!
To make this dish, you will need some fresh red peppers, tomatoes and garlic. Simply add these ingredients to a pan and cook them for a few minutes until they are softened. This will allow them to cook up a bit, which will help you get that delicious creamy sauce on top!
Then, you will want to combine the ingredients in a large sauce pan. This creamy tortellini recipe will come together super fast and is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight.
You can even prepare the tortellini ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a quick meal. You can serve this tortellini on a bed of greens, in a salad or with some crusty bread for dipping!
This easy tortellini recipe is loaded with veggies and a cheesy, creamy sauce! This recipe is great to make on a chilly day or when you are craving a comforting, healthy dinner.
If you want to add more veggies, try using celery, shredded carrot, baby broccoli or kale in this cheese tortellini soup. You can even use a bag of frozen veggies to cut down on some prep work!
Alternatively, you could skip the vegetables altogether and just serve the tortellini in a creamy tomato sauce. This cheese tortellini dish is a simple and healthy dinner that can be made in 30 minutes or less.
When making this tortellini, it is important to follow the package directions for cooking time. For refrigerated (soft) tortellini, it should only take about 2 to 3 minutes for the tortellini to become al dente. For frozen tortellini, it should only take 3 to 5 minutes for the tortellini to become fully cooked.
For dried tortellini, it should take about 10 minutes for the tortellini to become cooked. Once the tortellini is fully cooked, drain and rinse with cool water.
You can add a few ounces of cream cheese to this garlic butter sauce for an extra rich and creamy taste. You can also whisk a couple teaspoons of cornstarch into the sauce to thicken it.
If you like this cheese tortellini recipe, be sure to check out my other cheesy pasta recipes including easy lobster ravioli and four-cheese ravioli.
2. Garlic Butter Tortellini
Garlic butter pasta is a wonderful side dish that works well with simple entrees like roast chicken, pan-seared pork chops, grilled steak, and broiled fish. It is a light meal that is easy to prepare and tastes so good.
In this recipe, penne, rigatoni, or other varieties of pasta are tossed with a garlic butter sauce and Parmesan cheese, which adds a lot of flavor to the dish. This is a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will love.
It’s a great meal to make for a weeknight dinner when you need something easy and delicious. You can make this recipe ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it.
First, you’ll need to boil a pot of water for the pasta. Once it reaches a boil, add the tortellini and cook as per package directions. Once they are cooked, drain them and reserve 1/4 cup of the starchy cooking water.
Next, you’ll need to prepare the garlic butter sauce. You can use unsalted butter, but you want to brown the butter a little. The browned butter is richer in flavor and has a more complex texture.
To prepare the sauce, melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, add minced garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
Once the garlic has softened, stir in chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil.
When the butter is melted, swirl the skillet so that it browns evenly. This will add a bit more flavor to the dish and prevent it from burning quickly.
Then, stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese until the mixture has thickened. You can adjust the consistency and taste by adding more milk or cream if necessary.
Once the sauce is done, you can toss the drained tortellini with it. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This pasta is a great weeknight meal that’s quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for a busy night and will be sure to please your family.
Another fantastic thing about this recipe is that it uses just a few ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens. You can easily throw in add-ins based on what you have on hand, such as sauteed mushrooms, kale, sausage crumbles, etc.
This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover pasta you may have in your pantry. You can also store the leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
3. Chicken Tortellini
A dreamy, creamy sauce smothered in Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomato pesto, cream cheese, half and half and reserved pasta water smothers this cheesy tortellini recipe. It is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
To make this recipe, you will need: refrigerated or frozen tortellini (I used fresh), roasted chicken breasts, fresh spinach, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and salt and pepper. If you are using frozen or dried tortellini, you will need to adjust the cooking time as they may take longer than fresh to cook.
You will also need 1 cup of milk, a small amount of flour and butter to thicken the sauce. You will want to whisk this mixture a few times to create a thin white sauce that is very similar to a roux.
Once the sauce is ready, add the chicken, cheese tortellini and spinach. Stir until the ingredients are all incorporated and the spinach is slightly wilted. Transfer to an 8×8 casserole dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella and the Italian seasoning. Bake for 30 minutes.
This Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe is a hearty and filling soup that is full of flavor. The soup has roasted chicken, onions, bell peppers, carrots and cheese tortellini in a savory seasoned creamy broth.
If you are looking for a more simple and healthy way to serve this soup, try a side of roasted vegetables or a salad with it. This soup is perfect for a cold winter day and is sure to warm your heart!
Besides the cheese tortellini, this delicious soup is made with fresh basil and a touch of olive oil for a rich and flavorful soup that is perfect for cold weather. You can substitute a different type of pasta for this recipe as well if you would like to make it a little healthier.
This soup is a great recipe to make on a cold night because it’s so easy and quick to make! It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and is super comforting. It is a great dinner to make with the family or even as a lunch for a busy work week!
The tortellini in this recipe will take about 5 minutes to cook, but you can also use penne or fusilli instead. Just be sure to follow the package directions for cooking the tortellini.
To make this recipe, you will first need to brown the chicken in a skillet. You can use olive oil or canola oil if you prefer. You will then need to add in the other ingredients and let them cook for a few minutes before adding in the tortellini. You will need to reserve a few tablespoons of the pasta water to add into the sauce, as it helps keep the soup from sticking to the pan.