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Parmesan Tortellini & Tomatoes

This Parmesan Tortellini and Tomatoes recipe is a deliciously filling pasta dish without the traditional heavy sauce.  One of my favorite weeknight meals because it takes less than ten minutes to prepare and cook. 

This Parmesan Tortellini and Tomatoes recipe is a deliciously filling pasta dish without the traditional heavy sauce.  One of my favorite weeknight meals. 

This pasta dish is one of our favorite week night meals.  It takes less than 10 minutes to prep and cook, and doesn’t require turning on the oven!  The hardest part about making this dish is keeping an eye on my kiddo to make sure she doesn’t eat all of the tomatoes before they make it in the bowl.  

tortellini tossed with parmesan and tomatoes

I could live off of pasta and cheese (and wine and chocolate), but sometimes my husband needs a little protein.  If he’s feeling extra hungry, we grill up some chicken and toss it in with the pasta- delicious and super easy.  The tortellini alone is very filling, but without a heavy sauce like most pasta dishes.

tortellini pasta in a bowl

tortellini tossed with parmesan and tomatoes

Parmesan Tortellini & Tomatoes

4.10 from 20 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 20 oz package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • Drain pasta, but reserve ½ cup cooking liquid.
  • Combine the cooking liquid, oil, garlic, salt, and red pepper in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cooked pasta and tomatoes, tossing to coat.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan.


We use Buitoni tortellini and Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oil.


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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Recipe Rating

Susan Ranstead

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

This was great. I threw in some sweet peppers and spicy chicken sausage. Husband was very pleased with this dish.

Emily Bruno

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

So glad you liked it Susan! I bet my hubs would love those additions as well!


Monday 17th of February 2014

This looks seriously amazing!

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Andi @ The Weary Chef

Monday 17th of February 2014

I love quick and easy dinners, and this pasta looks delicious! You can't beat a dinner that's ready in 10 minutes!

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Amber L.

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Looks really yummy!!!

Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

I love tortellini so when I saw this on the SITS Girls link up today, I knew I had to check it out. This sounds so simple to prepare to get a quick dinner on the table.

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