20 minutes is all you need to make delicious skillet tortellini and broccoli. Pan-fry cheese tortellini with broccoli in a sherry butter.Jump to Recipe
Have I mentioned before that I love one-pan meals? Maybe just once or twice? Per week. Yeah, we like one-pan meals. Especially right now while our dishwasher is out of commission!
One pan meals are great for so many reasons. And this one is super easy to make, fairly healthy, and was enjoyed but my entire family. That’s a winner in my house!
I love cheese tortellini and have found a few ways to make it besides just the traditional boiling and adding sauce. I’ve made it in a soup with sausage and a tomato soup. We’ve also had tortellini in a chicken salad which was a delicious, light, refreshing summer meal.
But today, we are cooking it in the frying pan! This meal takes only about 20 minutes. And since there’s no meat, it’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal, especially since Mondays are often hectic. The skillet tortellini and broccoli doesn’t take a lot of prep, and you don’t need to take anything out early. It’s really a meal that can be made on a whim.
Step by Step
Add the olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Once it’s warm, add the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. The broccoli should be slightly tender.
Add the garlic and salt to the broccoli and cook another 2-3 minutes.
Remove the broccoli from the pan. Melt the butter in the pan and pour in the cooking sherry. Add the tortellini and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Return the broccoli to the pan and stir. Season with the pepper.
Serve immediately garnished with parmesan cheese.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, place in a small skillet and warm over medium heat. Add a bit of olive oil or butter if the pasta is dry.
Originally Published On: August 24, 2020
Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 head broccoli (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp butter (unsalted)
- 1/4 cup cooking sherry
- 19 oz cheese tortellini
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 4 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)
- Add the olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat
- Once it’s warm, add the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the broccoli is slightly tender
- Add the garlic and salt to the broccoli and cook another 2-3 minutes
- Remove the broccoli from the pan
- Melt the butter in the pan and pour in the cooking sherry
- Add the tortellini and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Return the broccoli to the pan and stir
- Season with the pepper
- Serve immediately garnished with parmesan cheese
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
30 thoughts on “Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli Meal”
Yum! We have been really trying to put broccoli in more stuff for the kids!
I’ve been working on more vegetables for the kids, too. But mine don’t like it “cook-ed” so it’s taking a lot to convince them to eat veggies that aren’t raw right now!
Oh my gosh this looks next level…literally drooling here, as just at my desktop working late so really could eat this right now x
It’s so easy to throw together! You could easily make it as a quick meal.
I love creating pasta dishes with veggies. This would be great for pasta night this week. Thank you, Stephanie.
It worked so well together! I love cheese with broccoli, so the tortellini and cheese add such great flavor to the broccoli.
I love cooking quick easy dishes on busy week days! And this one just fits the bill 😍 Hubby will love this for sure, gonna make this soon ❤
It’s a great easy meal to put together when you need something quick! I hope you and hubby enjoy it 🙂
You know pasta is my fave! This looks like such a yummy dish. Broccoli is (surprisingly) my kid’s favorite veggie. This is a perfect weeknight meal.
I love pasta, too. My boys aren’t so sure about broccoli, but they are coming around to it the more I add it to our meals.
I have never tried cheese tortellini and I’m not sure if we have it here but I’ll definitely look for it to try this recipe, thank you.
If you can’t find tortellini, any type of cheese-filled pasta should work, such as ravioli.
Looks yummy and easy to make. I will have to try this!
It’s super easy, I hope you enjoy the recipe!
This looks delicious. I was just wondering if you use fresh tortellini or the boxed kind and also how much cooking sherry. I didn’t see that in the recipe.
Oops, you’re right, I forgot the cooking sherry in the ingredients! That’s exactly why I don’t get rid of my notes 🙂 It’s 1/4 cup of cooking sherry. I will update that now, too. And I use the bag of frozen tortellini.
This looks so so good!!! I love broccoli and make sure I have it almost daily, it is very healthy.
I love how easy and tasty this recipe is. It’s the perfect thing to make on a busy weeknight. I’m sold!
I love a one pot dinner! It is so handy. This looks really delicious too, thanks for sharing!
One pot meals are great although I rarely make them myself. I need to give this a try as it would make a nice quick, easy, and yummy dish for the kids after school.
This recipe is a great idea! I love that it is a healthy meal that is cooked in no time with my favorite vegetable. BROCCOLI!!
I’m a big fan of one-pan recipes, notoriously we end up filling up our whole dishwasher with stuff from one meal. Love a good pasta dish as well x
This looks like a nice and easy meal to make. Great for when I am in a rush
I love tortellini! This looks so delicious and easy to make…a perfect weeknight meal for the family and delicious leftovers for lunch the next day!
It looks really so yummy. I love broccoli and this dish is easy to cook.
Haven’t seen a pasta dish look like this in a while. That looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!
What a delicious dish! It can be tough to find quick and tasty meals that my whole family enjoys but this is certainly one of them!
Love and quick and easy dish like this for supper and with tons of broccoli too (I love broccoli) so I”m deffo making this one soon!
do you not boil the frozen tortellini first?
No, with this recipe I don’t. The cheese still gets warm inside but it leaves the outside a bit more crispy instead of soft which goes great with the crunch of the broccoli.