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5 from 9 votes

One Pot Cheesy Tortellini and Meatballs

Easy weeknight meal that your family will love! Cheesy, saucy and made with just a few ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: tortellini and meatballs, tortellini casserole
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 903kcal
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


  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet.
  • Add onions and garlic and sautee for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add meatballs and brown on all sides.
  • 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.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover skillet and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 903kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 1228mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 676mg | Iron: 5.9mg