Tortellini Recipes That Will Satisfy All Your Cheesy Pasta Cravings

Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens
Photo: Greg DuPree

Whether it's been a long week, you're feeling uninspired in the kitchen, or the kids refuse to eat anything you suggest, you can always count on pasta night. Not only is pasta budget-friendly and foolproof to make, but there are endless kinds of pasta dinners you can serve. Tortellini is one of our favorite store-bought pasta types, and who can disagree? It cooks incredibly quickly, it's cheesy, and it's so comforting. All you really need to do to serve a meal the whole family will love is throw together some cooked tortellini with a jar of pasta sauce, and voila! We took it a step further with our collection of tortellini recipes. Still just as simple but more flavorful, our tortellini recipes include tortellini soups, salads, and pasta bakes. Our Tortellini Mac and Cheese will stop you from ever buying the boxed version again. Add tortellini to the grocery list this week: You're going to want to try these recipes.

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Tortellini Mac and Cheese

Tortellini Mac and Cheese
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Tortellini Mac and Cheese

Of all the creative ways we've made mac and cheese before, this one with a tortellini base just might be the most genius.

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Baked Tortellini Alfredo With Mushrooms

Baked Tortellini Alfredo with Mushrooms
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Baked Tortellini Alfredo With Mushrooms

This quick, 25-minute supper comes together entirely in your cast-iron skillet, so sign up for dish duty tonight. Feel free to toss in rotisserie chicken, cooked shrimp, or your protein of choice to make it more filling.

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Chicken Tortellini Salad

Chicken Tortellini Salad
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Chicken Tortellini Salad

Get ahead on your meal prep plan with this quick salad. Make and refrigerate the basil vinaigrette (shake it well before dressing the salad). Mix the tortellini, shredded rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, and corn in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve the salad, dress the tortellini mixture with the dressing, stir in arugula, and top with toasted pecans.

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Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Tortellini with Herbed Butter Sauce

Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Tortellini with Herbed Butter Sauce
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Tortellini with Herbed Butter Sauce

We made fried chicken even more Southern by coating it in a mixture with chopped pecans. When served over tortellini, it makes a hearty, kid-friendly supper.

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Grilled Chicken-and-Veggie Tortellini

Grilled Chicken-and-Veggie Tortellini
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Grilled Chicken-and-Veggie Tortellini

Store-bought shortcuts like packaged tortellini and jarred pesto sauce help this fresh summer dinner come together in a snap.

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Summer Tortellini Salad

Summer Tortellini Salad Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Summer Tortellini Salad

Since this pasta salad is delicious chilled or at room temperature, it's perfect for summer potlucks and cookouts.

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