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Turkey Tortellini Toss

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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, Louisiana
Turkey Tortellini Toss Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

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  • tortellini
    May 15, 2013

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

  • Feen
    May 14, 2013

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