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Easy Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini Recipe

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Ravioli isn’t the only pasta that you can cook in an air fryer. Today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to make bite-size Toasted Tortellini that the entire family will love. Yup, the Air Fryer is back. Back again.

Today, we are doing a spin on the famous St. Louis Toasted Ravioli and making Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini. This recipe can be used as an appetizer for a party or just as a full entree for family dinner.

Toasted Tortellini on yellow plate with sauce

WHAT IS TORTELLINI?

Tortellini is hands down my kids’ favorite pasta. I’m not sure if it’s the shape, the fact that it’s is bite-size or that I normally serve it covered in a white sauce.

If you aren’t familiar with tortellini, according to Wikipedia, Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena). Traditionally they are stuffed with a mix of meat (pork loin, raw prosciutto, mortadella), Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, egg and nutmeg and served in capon broth (in brodo di cappone).”

“While in the area of origin they are usually sold fresh or home-made, industrially packed, dried and refrigerated or frozen tortellini appear in many locations around the world, especially where there are large Italian communities.”

Toasted Tortellini Pasta in glass bowl

FROZEN OR REFRIGERATED PASTA?

My family liked both the frozen and refrigerated versions of tortellini. So, we get our tortellini in the freezer or refrigerated section of our grocery store depending on the recipe that I am making. If I’m making Toasted Tortellini (this recipe), then I opt for the refrigerated option. If I’m just making a traditional Tortellini Ai Formaggi, which is traditionally made with a cream sauce, peas and prosciutto ham, I’ll grab either the frozen or refrigerated tortellini depending on which one is on sale.

What are the Benefits of an Air Fryer?

  • It produces a similar crunchy texture to foods that deep frying would result in but with way less fat and calories.
  • No oil is required so it is a lower fat, healthier type of cooking compared to deep frying.
  • Easy Clean Up.
  • Super quick. Many things cook in less than half the time as your conventional oven.

OTHER AIR FRYER RECIPES

After you whip up these Toasted Tortellinis, why not keep that air fryer working with some of these other great Air Fryer recipes?

Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Crunchwrap Supreme

Air Fryer S’mores Crescent Bombs

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

INGREDIENTS

Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini
  • 1 package refrigerated tortellini
  • 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • basil (for sprinkling)

Preheat Air Fryer to 350 degrees. Combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

bread crumbs and cheese

Dip each tortellini in flour and coat both sides. Lightly shake off excess.

Tortellini in flour mixture

Dip each tortellini in beaten eggs.

Tortellini in egg mixture

Then dip tortellini in bread crumb cheese mixture.

Toasted Tortellini with bread crumbs

Place breaded tortellini in air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray. Air bake for 4-5 minutes and golden brown.

Fried Tortellini in Air Fryer

Serve warm immediately with marinara sauce.

toasted tortellini in a circle around marinara sauce
Toasted tortellini with sauce

Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini

Hollie Schultz
A quick and easy toasted pasta recipe for your air fryer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg tortellini refrigerated
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • basil for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  • Dip tortellini in flour to coat both sides. Lightly shake off excess.
  • Dip tortellini in beaten eggs.
  • Dip tortellini in bread crumb and cheese mixture.
  • Place breaded tortellini in pre-heated air fryer. Lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray. Air fry for 5 minutes and golden brown.
  • Serve warm immediately with marinara sauce for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 21gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 764mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 4mg
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