Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet

This Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet is perfect for feeding a crowd, making it an excellent choice for family dinners, potlucks, or any summer gathering where you need to impress a lot of hungry people. It’s hearty, comforting, and full of flavor—just the kind of dish that brings people together.

Ready to elevate your weeknight dinners to the next level? Look no further because I’ve got a killer recipe that’s about to become your new favorite: Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet!

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about the viral million dollar spaghetti recipe, let me fill you in. It’s an internet famous recipe known for its cheesy, comforting, and downright delicious flavors. But today, we’re giving it a major twist with tortellini—because, let’s be honest, tortellini deserves way more credit for being the versatile pasta hero it truly is.

Why Tortellini?

Tortellini is the perfect vessel for this recipe. Those cute little pasta pillows are filled with cheese and are just waiting to soak up all the savory goodness we’re about to throw at them. Plus, they’re super fun to eat and add a delightful texture to every bite. Seriously, tortellini is like the underdog of the pasta world, and it’s high time we let it shine.

The Ingredients That Make This Dish a Star

This recipe is all about taking simple ingredients and turning them into something magical. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cheese Tortellini: The star of the show. They’re pre-stuffed with cheese, so you’re already halfway to flavor town. Honestly, you can use any type of tortellini flavor you prefer here.
  • Ground Beef: Adds a hearty, meaty base to the dish.
  • Onions and Celery: For that aromatic, flavor-packed foundation.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Because who can resist that ooey gooey cheese pull?
  • Tomato Sauce: The rich, tangy sauce that ties everything together, I like Raos.

Let’s Get Cooking!

  1. Prep and Sauté: Start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s browned, add in the chopped onions and celery. Sauté until they’re soft and fragrant—your kitchen will start to smell amazing.
  2. Mix It Up: Pour in your favorite tomato sauce and stir everything together. Let it simmer for a few minutes to really meld those flavors together.
  3. Toss in the Tortellini: Now, add the tortellini to the skillet. Give it a good stir to make sure every piece is coated in that delicious sauce.
  4. Cheese, Please: Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese on top. Be as liberal as your heart desires—more cheese means more love.
  5. Bake to Perfection: Pop the skillet into a preheated oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and you’ve got that irresistible golden brown top.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Pull it out of the oven and get ready for that epic cheese pull. Serve it up hot and watch everyone’s eyes light up with joy.
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet

Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet

This Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet is perfect for feeding a crowd, making it an excellent choice for family dinners, potlucks, or any summer gathering where you need to impress a lot of hungry people. It’s hearty, comforting, and full of flavor—just the kind of dish that brings people together.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef or any ground meat of choice
  • 16 oz mini cheese tortellini
  • 16 oz jar of four cheese marinara sauce
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese + more to taste
  • Freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prep and Sauté: Start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s browned, add in the chopped onions, celery and seasoning. Sauté until they’re soft and fragrant—your kitchen will start to smell amazing. While ground beef cooks, prepare tortellini according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. Mix It Up: Pour in your favorite tomato sauce and stir everything together. Let it simmer for a few minutes to really meld those flavors together. Add heavy whipping cream and combine.
  3. Toss in the Tortellini: Now, add the tortellini to the skillet. Give it a good stir to make sure every piece is coated in that delicious sauce.
  4. Cheese, Please: Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese on top. Be as liberal as your heart desires—more cheese means more love.
  5. Bake to Perfection: Pop the skillet into the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and you’ve got that irresistible golden brown top. About 2-3 minutes on high broil.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Pull it out of the oven and get ready for that epic cheese pull. Serve it up hot and watch everyone’s eyes light up with joy.

Perfect for Any Occasion

This Easy Million Dollar Tortellini Skillet is perfect for feeding a crowd, making it an excellent choice for family dinners, potlucks, or any summer gathering where you need to impress a lot of hungry people. It’s hearty, comforting, and full of flavor—just the kind of dish that brings people together.

So, next time you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing meal that’s easy to throw together but tastes like a million bucks, remember this recipe. Tortellini is ready to step into the spotlight, and with this dish, it’s guaranteed to get the standing ovation it deserves.

Happy cooking, and enjoy every cheesy, delicious bite!

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1 Comment

  1. Cassandra Mombrun
    May 29, 2024 / 9:59 pm

    I just made this and it was delicious!! I forgot to buy the whipping cream so I melted butter and mixed it with whole milk. Still came out yummy 😋

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