This quick and easy Baked Tortellini needs just one pan, 5 Minutes of prep and tastes like your favorite pizza (no pre-cooking the pasta is required)!
Baked tortellini is the perfect weeknight meal because it is so simple and everyone absolutely LOVES it.
You can add in your own favorite pizza toppings to make this your own!
Well, here we are again, settled back into our September schedule which is filled with school, soccer practice and it always seems some other event in the evening.
Between work and being parent-taxis we’re always looking for great meals that don’t take forever to prep and cook (and minimal dishes is a total bonus)! This easy Baked Tortellini recipe fits the bill perfectly with just 5 minutes of prep and only ONE pan needed!
This recipe actually comes from my good friend Jo’s new cookbook (she blogs amazing food over at Jo Cooks).
30 Minute One Pot Meals… WHAT?! I know right… 30 minutes AND only one pot, I’m totally all over this! I mean, I really really love this book because it’s loaded with so many great weeknight dinners. The best part is that each recipe is on the table in 30 minutes without a huge stack of dishes! (Oh, and you’ll definitely want to try the Sriracha Chicken Zoodle Lo Mein.. with just one dish! It’s one of my favorites!)
Ok, back to the recipe at hand here. I’m super excited to share this pizza inspired baked tortellini recipe with you because it’s so quick to make and everyone in my family loves it… the best part was that there is no need to pre-cook the pasta!
This recipe uses tomato sauce but making this pizza baked tortellini with meat sauce is the perfect meat lovers pizza pasta!
Like most pizza dishes, this simple recipe can be modified to your liking by adding in your favorite toppings. We love making this baked tortellini with spinach, mushrooms, peppers, ham… the possibilities are endless. We serve this with a fresh garden salad and bread with garlic butter for a quick and easy meal.
This dish is great the day you make it and it’s delicious leftover too should you be lucky to have any left!
Pizza Baked Tortellini
- 1 ½ lb cheese-stuffed tortellini
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 20 slices pepperoni
- ¼ cup black olives sliced
- ½ cup mushrooms sliced
- Optional: fresh basil
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a large, ovenproof skillet by spraying it with cooking spray or lightly brushing with olive oil.
- Add the tortellini to the skillet. Pour the marinara sauce and ½ cup of water over the tortellini; no need to stir.
- Top with the cheese, then the pepperoni, olives and mushrooms. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil if desired.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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my husband and I both love this recipe. I use frozen tortellini, no water. love your recipes in general. What is the serving size approx on this recipe?
Each serving is approximately 1 cup.
I’m trying this tonight. If you are using refrigerated tortellini do you cook it first?
It is not pre-cooked.
Do you thaw tortellini or I use it frozen in their recipe?
Hi Andrea, I would thaw tortellini before baking. If using frozen tortellini you may need to increase the cooking time to accommodate it.
Thank you so much for getting back to me, I’m making the recipe tonight….looks yummy
Made the one pot pizza tortellini bake last night, and if I could give this recipe 10 stars, I would! It was delicious and so simple to make. It should almost be criminal for such an easy recipe to taste sooo good (but you must love pizza!). I used mushroom filled tortellini, baked it in a 9×13 pan (I had 3-10 oz packages of tortellini .. so added the entire 24 oz jar of marinara). It smelled wonderful as it baked and … my husband loved it. Thank you for another great recipe Holly!
Thank you Mo! You are so very welcome!
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I just made this and it is delicious!