Skillet Tuscan Tortellini Bake

Skillet Tuscan Tortellini Bake

You can have a fabulous dish on the table in less than 30 minutes while using one skillet! Perfect for any busy family or for a special occasion.


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The weather is changing outside, so I have been looking for dishes that are hearty and full of flavor. This dish is perfect for this.

I’m always amazed that you can make such a delicious dish with only one skillet. Since I hate doing dishes this makes my heart sing!





TORTELLINI: I always use the refrigerated tortellini. It seems to be fresher than the dry version. I use the cheese tortellini but go ahead and use your favorite!

SPINACH: Not a spinach lover? Try chopping up some kale leaves.

PROTEIN: This recipe doesn’t call for protein but it would enhance the recipe nicely. Italian sausage or shredded chicken would be so good!

VEGETABLES: Love veggies?  Throw in diced bell peppers, carrots or even zucchini. Want a little spice? Dice up a jalapeno!



Skillet Tuscan Tortellini Bake

Skillet Tuscan Tortellini Bake


  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 4 oz. sun-dried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped (about 2/3 c.), plus 2 tbsp. tomato oil
  • 2 oz. pancetta, finely chopped
  • 6 oz. grape tomatoes, halved (about 1 c.)
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 to 4 cups. spinach
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, torn
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and stir in 1 tablespoon salt. Cook tortellini, stirring occasionally, until very al dente, about 2 minutes less than package instructions. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta water before draining. In colander.
  2. Place pancetta in a cold, large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden brown on all sides, about 12 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and grape tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until grape tomatoes begin to break down, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add cream and pasta water and bring to a boil, and then turn it to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until melted. Add spinach and tortellini and stir until spinach is wilted.
  3. Preheat broiler to high. Top skillet with mozzarella. Broil, watching closely, until cheese is melty and starting to brown in some spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with red pepper.



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6 thoughts on “Skillet Tuscan Tortellini Bake”

  1. Simple but so delicious – love that pancetta in there. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

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