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11 Surprisingly Tasty Cheese Tortellini Recipes To Upgrade Your Pasta Night!

11 Surprisingly Tasty Cheese Tortellini Recipes To Upgrade Your Pasta Night!

Do you want an upgrade from your plain pasta night? If so, then these 11 dreamy cheese tortellini recipes are bound to please!

Is there anything more comforting and fun than eating together with your family, sharing laughter, conversation, and a delicious meal that everyone loves and enjoys? 

Raise your hand if you agree! 

For those who aren’t familiar with it, cheese tortellini is a type of filled pasta that’s folded over to form a rich “dumpling” and filled with various cheeses such as fresh creamy ricotta, aged Parmesan, or Romano.

You can also find tortellini filled with prosciutto, mushroom pate, finely ground beef or pork, and vegetables like spinach, butternut squash and more.

But our list of Cheese Tortellini Recipes will give you some great ideas for your next meal using fresh or frozen cheese tortellini!

Browse our favorite cheese tortellini pasta dishes, ranging from the easiest-ever Tortellini Primavera to the creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup and  Bacon Ranch Tortellini.

Some of these scrumptious pasta entries are easy to put together, making them perfect for those who are on the go—especially #7!

If you love everything about pasta like we do, then you won’t be able to resist our short compilation of 11 tortellini pasta recipes, that we have put together just for you.

Let’s get started!

This savory dish is an easy weeknight dinner full of canned tomatoes, garlic, onion, and of course, the star of the show—cheese tortellini.

Add a bit of celery or carrots if you have some to give this pasta skillet another wonderful texture. 

To serve, finish it with parmesan cheese and parsley.

When it comes to unique tortellini dinner ideas, you can’t go wrong with this tortellini primavera featuring a chicken stock-based sauce.

Fresh vegetables, such as zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, and bell peppers, meet the pillowy tortellini pasta to create a one-pot summertime dish for you and your family.

There are so many recipes with tortellini that are ultimately pleasing and these tortellini party snacks are no exception!

Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, cheese tortellini, and red pepper flakes are a few of the ingredients that make these bite-sized appetizers anything but ordinary.

These tortellini bites are great on their own, but feel free to dunk them into a jar of marinara sauce.

This ultra dreamy tortellini casserole topped with parsley is a satisfying and flavorful dinner recipe that cooks quickly and easily in the oven. 

The hamburger meat adds a lot of flavor to this baked tortellini while the blend of cream cheese, ricotta, garlic powder, and onion powder, adds a cheesy-savory indulgence.

Looking for straightforward recipes with cheese tortellini? Here it is!

Cheesy, delicious, and incredibly hearty, you only need 15 minutes to whip up this tortellini dish in your skillet. 

Spice things up by adding tomato sauce and veggies that fit your tastes. 

Serve it with your favorite bread or these cheesy garlic biscuits.

Simple yet big on flavor, this creamy chicken tortellini soup tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen, but in reality—it’s done in less than 30 minutes. 

And the best part is that the recipe freezes well. 

Ensure to leave out the cheese and tortellini into the mix and just add them when you’re ready to reheat the soup.

This cheesy and comforting chicken tortellini alfredo recipe is easy to whip up and ready in just 25 minutes. 

The store-bought tortellini is the star of this hearty weeknight meal, but also has butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and a hint of garlic and lemon juice

Try serving the pasta with a side salad or garlic bread.

This delectable dish features cheese tortellini, fresh Italian sausage, all bathed in a homemade tomato cream sauce—it tastes like the one everyone raves over at the neighborhood Italian restaurant!

To make the sauce, combine broth, tomatoes, cream, and tortellini. 

Bring it to a boil then let it simmer for about 15 minutes. 

Add a handful of fresh baby spinach to give the dish a nice bright green color and pat yourself on the back.

If you’re confused about what to make with tortellini, look for bacon, ranch seasoning, cream, and cream cheese then make this scrumptious dinner.

The combination of the cooked bacon and ranch in this recipe complement well the creamy and cheesy goodness of the smooth sauce and tortellini.

Pro tip: Try using dry white wine instead of the chicken broth and tossing broccoli or mushrooms for a variation.

This recipe is one of the best tortellini dishes I’ve found online. It’s a great way to use your leftover ham and not gonna lie—the green peas are unexpected yet sensational!

Rich and full of flavor, expect a cheesy explosion in your mouth with the inclusion of special sauce made with cream cheese and Romano cheese.

What to do with cheese tortellini? Toss them into a cold salad!

The dish, filled with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto, and basil, goes perfectly with sandwiches, hamburgers, or chicken. 

It’s wonderful as is, but you can also add or subtract ingredients to fit your liking. 

Add kalamata olives and red onions if you feel adventurous.

The bottom line

Whether you’re having a big family reunion or just want to fulfill your sudden pasta cravings, these cheese tortellini recipes are sure to leave you and everyone satisfied.

And oh, if you somehow are unsure of what to serve with the tortellini you made at home, check out this list of tortellini side dishes. 

Planning to have an Italian feast? 

Unlock our recipe lists and serve a few of these unique and delicious Italian appetizers, sides, and desserts

Happy eating, my friend!

To find more pasta inspirations for your upcoming dinner, check out our epic list of lemon pasta and shrimp pasta recipes.

11 BEST Ways To Cook A Cheese Tortellini Recipe

11 BEST Ways To Cook A Cheese Tortellini Recipe

Explore the best cheese tortellini recipes, from the easiest-ever Tortellini Primavera to the Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup, here!


  • Cheese Tortellini With Quick Tomato Sauce
  • Tortellini Primavera
  • Tortellini Party Snacks
  • Million Dollar Baked Tortellini
  • Cheese Tortellini Skillet with Shrimp
  • Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
  • Chicken Tortellini Alfredo
  • Italian Sausage Tortellini
  • Bacon Ranch Tortellini
  • Ham And Cheese Tortellini
  • Tortellini Pesto Pasta Salad


  1. Choose one or more options from our list of cheese tortellini recipes.
  2. Gather all the ingredients and start cooking your new favorite pasta dish.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for creating food at home for you to enjoy!
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