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Italian Meatball Tortellini

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

We seriously love this Italian Meatball Tortellini! It’s such a fun spin on the classic spaghetti and meatballs. Who can say no to saucy meatballs and cheesy tortellini?? :) This is one of those meals that I keep the ingredients for on hand at ALL times. It’s quick and easy, family-friendly, and everyone will love it!!

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

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And it literally could not be easier to make. I love these frozen meatballs from Costco and always have some in my freezer. If you’d like to make your own meatballs to keep in the freezer, here is a great recipe.

I also use frozen tortellini so I can always have it on hand, but you could also use fresh here.

The only other things you’ll need are spaghetti sauce and chicken broth! And if you’re in a pinch, you could just use water instead of broth. But I like the extra flavor of the broth. :)

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

First, start by cooking the meatballs according to the package directions.

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Meanwhile, add the tomato sauce, broth, and tortellini to a skillet.

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8 minutes.

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Add the cooked meatballs and salt and pepper to taste if desired. Stir to combine and simmer for an additional two minutes.

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Remove to a plate or a wide bowl for serving.

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

You can garnish with a little basil…

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

And parmesan cheese on top if desired. :)

So, so good! We love this one. It’s definitely in our regular rotation. :) Hope you enjoy!!

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Italian Meatball Tortellini. I keep the ingredients for this on hand at ALL times. This is seriously the best 4-ingredient, quick and easy, family-friendly meal when you need something everyone will eat and FAST!

Italian Meatball Tortellini

Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 20 meatballs, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 4 cups (18 oz) cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen

Directions:

  1. Cook the meatballs according to the package directions.
  2. Add broth, spaghetti sauce, and tortellini to a large (12-inch) skillet or dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes to heat through.
  4. Top with basil and parmesan cheese if desired.

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