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This Italian Meatball Tortellini is the perfect dinner recipe for lovers of spaghetti and meatballs. Saucy, cheesy, and full of fantastic meatballs!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

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!

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!

How to Make Italian Meatball Tortellini

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.

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!

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Italian Meatball Tortelini

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Italian Meatball Tortellini is the perfect dinner recipe for lovers of spaghetti and meatballs. Saucy, cheesy, and full of fantastic meatballs!

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Keywords: meatball pasta, tortellini recipe, tortellini cheese recipe, italian dinner, italian dinner recipe, easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, quick and easy dinner recipe, quick and easy recipe for dinner, easy family dinner

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19 Responses
  1. Laverne

    I made this tonight for my husband and 4 year old son, and they absolutely loved it. It was a quick and tasteful dinner. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. Gwenda Faulk

    Amanda thank you for sharing this Italian Meatball Tortellini dish. It was absolutely amazing! I had Italian bread crumbs and defrosted ground beef with s small package of ground sausage in kitchen already so I made meatballs. But I will definitely purchase frozen meatballs to keep on hand since this dish was a hit! Served my family of 4 ( myself, husband, 2 adult sons) hearty helpings with leftovers for 1 or 2 people. Easy, fast, few ingredients and delicious! Everyone should try this and if you are a working mom you can fix this total meal in 30 min.

  3. Linda

    Amanda, do you get the tortellini from Costco? I looked last night but could not find it. This looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Amanda

      Hi Linda! Yes I got the tortellini pictured from Costco, but you can use regular fresh or frozen tortellini from the grocery store in this recipe. :) Hope this helps! :)

  4. Jocelyn @Brucrew Life

    We always have a bag of frozen meatballs in our freezer! This looks like a definitely must make for our dinner!!! Love those tortellinis so much!!!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Tortellini is one of those things that is so dangerous for me. I can eat a whole bag, no joke. I love the idea to add meatballs for some extra filler and protein!!

  6. Allison

    I love how simple this is! I know most recipes would call for a homemade sauce, but I love that you just ask for any spaghetti sauce. Good way to save time and give regular sauce and noodles a kick!

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