What To Serve With Cheese Tortellini

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Here are 30 of the best side dishes to serve with Cheese Tortellini! When it comes to enhancing the flavors of cheese tortellini, you’ve got plenty of options. From garden salads to robust tomato-based sauces or a medley of roasted vegetables, I’ve got you covered to make this cheese-filled pasta dish a whole meal.

tomato basil tortellini soup in bowl with parmesan cheese

Cheese tortellini is a delightful pasta dish cherished for its rich, savory flavors and simple preparation. They are filled with a dollop of a flavorful cheese mixture, often a blend of ricotta, parmesan, and herbs. These little pockets are cooked in boiling water until they float to the top, indicating they’re perfectly done. Serve them hot with a luscious sauce like a creamy Alfredo, a zesty tomato marinara, or simply dressed in olive oil, topped with grated cheese and fresh herbs for a delectable meal that’s both comforting and satisfying.

The best part about Cheese Tortellini is that you can serve them however you like! You can bake them like the recipe I have linked above, or you can make them into this delicious Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup. Here’s a list of sauces and other ways you can serve your cheesy tortellini, before we get into what you can serve with it!

whisking healthy alfredo sauce in pan

Sauces and Soups for Cheese Tortellini

If you’re looking for some delicious tortellini recipes, here are some ideas for you!

  • Tortellini Alfredo: Cooked tortellini tossed in a rich, creamy homemade 3-ingredient Alfredo sauce made with butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Tortellini Primavera: Tortellini served with a medley of sautéed spring vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Baked Tortellini Casserole: Layered tortellini with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and perhaps some ground beef or veggies, baked until bubbly and golden.
  • Pesto Tortellini: Tortellini coated in a vibrant basil pesto sauce with pine nuts, Parmesan, and olive oil.
  • Tortellini Carbonara: Tortellini served with a sauce made from pancetta or bacon, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.
  • Tortellini Salad: Cold tortellini tossed with fresh vegetables, vinaigrette, and perhaps some diced cheese or cured meats for a refreshing pasta salad.
  • Tortellini with Browned Butter and Sage: Cooked tortellini tossed in nutty browned butter infused with aromatic sage leaves.
  • Tortellini in a Creamy White Wine Sauce: Garlic infused in olive oil, simmered with white wine, then enriched with cream and Parmesan.
  • Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad: This salad features cheese-filled tortellini tossed with a medley of colorful veggies and a zesty dressing, creating a flavorful and satisfying dish. Tortellini Pasta Salads are perfect for picnics or as a hearty side for your meal.
baked tortellini

Now onto the perfect side dishes to serve with your Cheese Tortellini Dish!

What To Serve With Cheese Tortellini (30 amazing ideas!)

sliced garlic bread
Garlic Bread Recipe
Did someone say garlic bread? This is the tastiest recipe for extra cheesy and extra garlicky garlic bread! Jazz up store-bought French bread with simple homemade garlic butter.
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Dinner Rolls
These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to any holiday or family dinner. Soft, light and pillowy.
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Cheese Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescents
Cheesy-Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls
Simple Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls, filled with mozzarella cheese, rolled up and baked! Nothing better than carbs and cheese!
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sliced focaccia bread
Focaccia Recipe
This Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is absolute heaven! Topped with rosemary and sea salt, it's easy to make and even easier to eat!
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Cheesy Garlic Bread Pull Apart Rolls
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread
A fast 10-minute side dish for any meal, this Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread will make you fall in love with carbs and cheese all over again.
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Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.
Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread
This Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread recipe has MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It’s glorious.
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Easy Garlic Bread
The ultimate easy Garlic Bread is made in your slow cooker! This delicious carby goodness cannot be resisted by anyone!
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Craigo’s Breadsticks
Craigo’s was a pizza place in Rexburg, Idaho. Cheesy, yeasty, salty, garlicy, Craigo’s breadsticks really were the BEST breadsticks around!
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Simple Bruschetta Recipe
Bruschetta is an easy, Italian appetizer that always goes over well. Toasted bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with diced garden tomatoes, fresh basil and a hint of balsamic vinegar.
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Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad Recipe
A classic Caesar Salad recipe topped parmesan, bacon, and croutons. Drizzle with my caesar salad dressing for the finished package!
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Kale Salad
Kale Salad
This Kale Salad is healthy and super easy to toss together! Use ingredients you already have and you’ll make a delicious salad in no time!
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cucumber tomato salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Light, refreshing with a slight zing this is my Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe! It's a classic that is perfect as a side dish or as a snack.
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Caprese Salad Recipe
Nothing beats a Caprese Salad made with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil and a homemade garlic balsamic dressing! The perfect summer salad.
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Wedge Salad
A Wedge Salad with low fat blue cheese dressing and copious toppings is the perfect side that goes with almost any dinner.
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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad on salad plate
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Just as delicious as a typical Caesar salad just made with shaved Brussels sprouts! Give this Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad a try!
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That Good Salad
That Good Salad
Whenever I bring this salad to a party or gathering, people ask "is that that good salad?" Basically, it's all the yummy things I love in a salad mixed together with a garlic dressing!
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Roasted Acorn Squash
Cinnamon and nutmeg make this sweet Roasted Acorn Squash more of a seasonal dish while smoked paprika gives it a light smoky flavor.
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Roasted cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower
This basic, Roasted Cauliflower Recipe is a tasty, low-carb, simple side dish to throw together any day of the week. All you need is olive oil, salt, pepper and a little oven time to get the maximum caramelized, brown, super flavorful cauliflower.
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Roasted Garlic
How to Roast Garlic in the oven to create a sweet, spreadable paste to use on your dinner rolls, in dips, pasta and more! If you've never Roasted Garlic, you're in for a treat!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This super easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. Perfectly golden and tender in the middle.
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roasted green beans on baking tray
Roasted Green Beans
Roasted Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish to make that is packed full of flavor and nutrients! I could make this every night!
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Cheese Board
Cheese Board
This holiday, or any occasion, cheese board can be put together last minute and is a crowd pleaser!

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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a great low carb meal that is delicious and one of the best ways to eat zucchini! Enjoy!
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Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini fritters are perfect for a fast and easy snack or light lunch. Top with sour cream, cheddar cheese or even green onions and enjoy!
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fried-zucchini-on green plate
Fried Zucchini
Fried Zucchini is wildly addicting and our favorite way to eat zucchini lately. Served as a side or appetizer, these will quickly disappear, just as fast as you can fry them up!
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bite taken out of sausage-stuffed-mushrooms on plate
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
These Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are filled with a delicious sausage, two kinds of cheese, panko and herb mixture and baked to golden bubbly perfection. Fancy enough for a dinner party, but will fly off your casual party table as well.
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Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
For dinner or an appetizer, these Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are a winner! Perfect for New Years' Eve or Superbowl Sunday!
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A plate of meatballs
Easy Meatball Recipe
Add this basic, easy meatball recipe to your arsenal tonight! Moist and tender meatballs, baked to perfection in the oven that can be adapted and added to nearly any recipe.
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Minestrone Soup
This flavorful classic Minestrone Soup recipe is warm, satisfying, and packed full of nutrition. Perfect for the colder months!
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Zuppa Toscana Soup
Made with Italian Sausage, kale, and potatoes, Zuppa Toscana is exactly what you need to warm up on a cold day!
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And there you have it! A whole lineup of delicious dishes to pair with your cheese tortellini. Whether you’re feeling classic or craving something new, these options offer a little something for everyone.

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