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Tortellini Toss

Basil, marjoram and Parmesan cheese nicely season this satisfying main dish from Polly Lynam of Mequon, Wisconsin. "I saute the meat while the pasta is cooking, so it takes just minutes to make," she says. "My family likes it with tender strips of pork, but chicken is an easy alternative."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3-inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen sugar snap peas or vegetable of choice, partially thawed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add meat and seasonings; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add vegetables; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Drain tortellini. Add to meat mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
Editor's Note: 4 cups of any cooked pasta may be substituted for the tortellini.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 428 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • MaureenCK
    May 17, 2017

    Fantastic recipe! I prepared a little differently (sauteed all the veggies together separately, then the meat by itself, then added them all together at the end to warm up), used a couple pats of butter together with some olive oil to saute the veggies which in my case were some fresh bell pepper, carrots, celery, along with the onion. This is quite a versatile recipe which I just love. And so easy to throw together. I can count on one hand the number of times I've prepared tortellini in my life, but I happened to have some on hand in the freezer that I wanted to use up and now I won't hesitate to make this my "go to" recipe. It is also company-friendly, big time! Hubby and I have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow night. Thank you. :-)

  • cbenne12
    Feb 27, 2016

    Absolutely fabulous! We used fresh sugar snap peas and omitted the parm cheese (by accident) and it was so incredibly tasty!

  • lurky27
    Feb 4, 2016

    Delicious! I used frozen cut green beans, omitted the onion & Parmesan cheese, & used regular pepper instead of lemon pepper. So good.

  • Pinny
    Jul 28, 2011

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  • reeves4
    Nov 12, 2009

    Great dish - quick and easy to make! My family loved it and we will definitely have it again.

  • badkitty1116
    Jul 2, 2009

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  • Vicki
    Apr 6, 2006

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