Tortellini and Meatballs on a plate.

One Pot Cheesy Tortellini and Meatballs

Easy weeknight meal that your family will love! Cheesy, saucy and made with just a few ingredients!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tortellini and meatballs, tortellini casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 903 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 8 oz . pkg cheese tortellini
  • 35 to 37 meatballs (if frozen thawed completely; I used fully cooked, Italian style)
  • 1 28 oz . can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
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  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sautee for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add meatballs and brown on all sides.
  4. Add tortellini, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes OR until tortellini is cooked.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover skillet and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Cheesy Tortellini and Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 903 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 1228mg53%
Potassium 1039mg30%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 1160IU23%
Vitamin C 21.3mg26%
Calcium 676mg68%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.