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!Overhead shot of Pizza Tortellini Bake in black pan with serving spoon in it


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!

Spooning out a serving of One Pan Pizza Tortellini Bake

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!

Pizza Tortellini Bake on a white plate and pan of it in backgroundLike 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!

Overhead shot of Pizza Tortellini Bake in black pan with serving spoon in it
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Pizza Baked Tortellini

This quick and easy One Pot Pizza Tortellini Bake needs just one pan and 5 Minutes of prep (no pre-cooking the pasta required)!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 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.


Recipe from 30-Minute One-Pot Meals by Joanna Cismaru.
5 from 49 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 468 | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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  1. This looks great and simple but enjoyable! QUESTION – Does it have to be a skillet? Can I use a casserole dish?

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  2. This site has been incredibly helpful to my wife and I. I’m retired but my wife will still work for two more years. One of my tasks is to make our dinners. I literally had no idea how to cook but this site and the simple but delicious recipes have saved me! Thank you!5 stars

  3. Wow…last night was a night that I wasn’t expecting my husband for dinner. Not only did he come home but he was “starving”. He said pizza would be fine…EEH not so much for me. I remembered pinning this recipe thinking it would be something my grandchildren would like. It is made up of things that I normally have in my fridge or pantry and it could not have been easier. Hubby went upstairs to shower and change and was surprised to come down to a beer and this little bit of yumminess. Not only was it fast-less than half an hour, used one pot, and easy prep and clean-up, but it was REALLY good… the way that the toppings bake on top it was genuinely like pizza and pasta in one bite. Thanks for passing this on and after telling my daughter-in-law, I’m sure my sweeties will be enjoying this one night very soon.

  4. Thank you for such an easy, awesome, and customizable dish! I just finished serving it to my family and it was a hit!5 stars

  5. This is funny video says to add water in the ingredients there is no mention of adding water  
    So do you or do you not add Water????5 stars

    1. I’ve only made the recipe as written. Since fresh mushrooms give off liquid, I agree cooking ahead would be a good idea. Let us know if you try it Cindy!

    1. I use fresh from the refrigerator section. If those are not available, I’d suggest frozen (but defrosted first).

  6. Hi! Making this recipe this weekend! Quick question…Is it OK to put the tortellini in frozen? Or, should I cook them first? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried it that way Milissa. I think that you may need to cook it a bit longer. Let us know how it works out for you!

  7. I purchased the items to make this for dinner. But I bought frozen tortellini. Does water still need to be adden and do I need to thaw the tortellini?

    1. I would suggest thawing the tortellini (or adding a little bit of extra bake time). Yes, you would still need to add the water.

  8. I made it according to directions and with refrigerated tortellini. Not good. Most of the tortellini was still hard and uncooked. Looked forward to this dish a great deal but couldn’t eat it. 

    1. I’ve made this several times and it’s always worked perfectly for me. I can’t say for sure what went wrong with yours, did you add the full amount of water?

  9. Absolutely love this dish! Thank you for sharing! Salad and garlic bread with it offers something for everyone.:)

    1. I absolutely loved this recipe. It is the first time I ever cooked with fresh cheese stuffed tortellini. My family loved it, too. Do you have any more recipes using fresh tortellini, such as with a garlic butter or cream sauce? I can totally get into making this on a weekly basis because it is so good and easy, but I thought it might be good if I switched it up with a white sauce.5 stars