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What to Make with Store-Bought Tortellini

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You’ve passed by the refrigerated case of fresh pastas a hundred times in the grocery store. Usually, it’s somewhere in the produce section, and maybe you’ve scooped up a package of tortellini while there. Maybe you got home and wondered what the heck to do with it besides pour a jar of store-bought sauce on top.

Put the lid back on that sauce because I’ve got a list full of delicious, creative recipes to make with store-bought tortellini. It’s one of my favorite ingredients to cook with because it’s so versatile, filling, and delicious. From appetizers to bubbling bakes and 30-minute meals, there’s not much you can’t do with tortellini.

  1. Bake a casserole
    This Alfredo Broccoli Tortellini Bake can be assembled ahead of time. It’s golden brown, hearty and cheesy.
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  2. Fry it
    Spicy Fried Tortellini makes for a simple and crunchtastic appetizer.
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  3. Reinvent a classic
    Baked Tortellini Parmesan is a rich twist on the eggplant parm and chicken parm you love.
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  4. Make a soup
    This Tortellini, Asparagus, & Roasted Eggplant Soup is a simple, comforting dinner that will stick to your ribs.
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  5. Serve with homemade sauce
    My Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce seriously upgrades store-bought tortellini.
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  6. Stick ’em on a skewer
    Serve cooked tortellini on a skewer with pesto or alfredo for dipping.
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  7. Do something unexpected
    Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini is a unique way to enjoy a classic.
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  8. Top a pizza
    Yes, tortellini does make a killer topping on this Tortellini Pizza.
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Now that you’ve got some ideas, what are you going to make?

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Colleen Bierstine

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