Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites

By  | 


Cheese-filled tortellini that’s surrounded by a crispy Parmesan crust, fried to golden perfection and dipped in warm marinara sauce.

Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 1 (9 oz.) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini*
  • 1 cup Vegetable or Canola oil (varies slightly depending on pan size)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 Teaspoons of Parsley, chopped well
  • ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  1. Mix together the panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cook the tortellini until it’s near al-dente. Drain, and coat it generously with flour.
  3. Dip each piece into the beaten eggs, and then into the panko mixture.
  4. In a high-walled skillet, pour enough oil to cover the tortellini completely, about an inch high.
  5. Heat the oil over medium heat and cook the tortellini for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. You may have to do this in batches.
  6. Place on a paper towel, pat dry, and serve with warm marinara sauce!