Crispy Tortellini and Tomato Dipping Sauce
Recipe Type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6 servings
You're about to fall in love with these crispy, cheesy tortellini dunked in a creamy tomato sauce.
Creamy Tomato Sauce
  • Click the link above for the recipe.
Tortellini Bites
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 lb fresh tortellini, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • Salt and pepper*Grated parmesan cheese, minced parsley and lemon wedges
Creamy Tomato Sauce:
  1. Click the link above for the recipe.
Tortellini Bites:
  1. While the sauce cooks, get ready to fry the tortellini.
  2. Whisk the eggs with water in a bowl, set aside. Mix the panko bread crumbs with the parmesan, lemon zest and garlic salt.
  3. Take a handful of the tortellini and toss it in the beaten eggs. Use a slotted spoon to remove and toss them into the breadcrumbs until well coated. Place the breaded tortellini on a plate and repeat with the remaining tortellini.
  4. Place a large nonstick frying pan over high heat and add enough oil to cover the bottom. Heat until hot, but not smoking.
  5. Add tortellini in a single layer but don't crowd the pan. Fry until golden brown, flip and fry the other side until golden brown, about 3 mins total. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining tortellini.
  6. Sprinkle the tortellini bites with parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and serve with tomato sauce and lemon wedges.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at