One Pot Cheesy Tortellini and Meatballs Recipe – easy weeknight meal that your family will love! Cheesy, saucy and made with just a few ingredients!
We have a busy week ahead and I am back to my one-pot dinners. They are crazy easy and always a hit. If you haven’t jumped on the one-pot dinners wagon yet – do it now! You will love the convenience of cooking everything together and all of the options that you have with this type of recipe. It so easy!
All you need to do is brown the meat with sauteed onions and garlic, then add pasta and liquids and seasoning. That’s it! Let it all simmer until pasta is done and meat cooked through and it’s ready for the table. Oh, and may I suggest that our Cheesy Garlic Bread is just a PERFECT side with this dish? 🙂
I had half of a bag of Italian Meatballs from our Meatball Sub Cheesy Bread we created for Farm Rich and I knew I wanted to make another recipe with them to share here on the blog. It also just happened that I had a package of cheese tortellini (my kids love them!) and it just sounded like a great dish already. Initially, I was going to cook the pasta then add thawed meatballs and sauce to a casserole dish and bake it all in the oven. But then I wondered if it will work the one-pot style – cooked together in one skillet. It did! And it came out perfectly sauce, cheesy and so so delicious!
As always, I like to give you guys options – in case you don’t have any of the ingredients on hand. You can use penne or farfalle (bow tie) pasta in this dish as well as spaghetti or fettuccine. I used store-bough fully cooked meatballs but by any means, feel free to use homemade meatballs. You can use a spaghetti sauce but I like to use crushed tomatoes and my own mix of seasoning. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below! I hope this helps!
If you know you have a busy week ahead or suddenly things get crazy but you know, people need to eat, OR you have a friend that just had a baby or is recovering after a sickness – make this for them and they will love you forever!