Turkey Tortellini Toss Recipe
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Turkey Tortellini Toss Recipe

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One night I had frozen cheese tortellini on hand and didn’t have a clue about what I was going to make. I scanned my cupboards and refrigerator and soon I was happily cooking away. So fresh-tasting and simple, this is a combination I turn to again and again! —Leo Parr, New Orleans, LA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 397 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein .


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook turkey, zucchini and garlic over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper flakes; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
  3. Drain tortellini; add to skillet and toss to combine. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Tortellini Toss in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p21

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"I made this for another couple and they loved it! Lots of flavor, very pretty with lots of color."

Feen 198751
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Very good -- but I added a little jarred Alfredo sauce, just to stick the ingredients together."

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