Toasted cheese tortellini and broccoli in a large skillet with a tan and white towel to the right all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli Meal

20 minutes is all you need to make delicious skillet tortellini and broccoli. Pan-fry cheese tortellini with broccoli in a sherry butter.

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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.

Browned broccoli in a skillet on a wooden surface

Add the garlic and salt to the broccoli and cook another 2-3 minutes.

Browned broccoli with garlic in a skillet on a wooden surface

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.

Toasted cheese tortellini in a large skillet on a wooden surface

Return the broccoli to the pan and stir. Season with the pepper.

Toasted cheese tortellini and broccoli in a large skillet over a wooden surface

Serve immediately garnished with parmesan cheese.

Toasted cheese tortellini and broccoli in a large skillet with a tan and white towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 24, 2020

Toasted cheese tortellini and broccoli in a large skillet with a tan and white towel to the right all on a wooden surface

Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli

20 minutes is all you need to make delicious skillet tortellini and broccoli. Pan-fry cheese tortellini with broccoli in a sherry butter.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, one pan, skillet meal, tortellini
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 633 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1373mg57%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1252IU25%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 329mg33%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 thoughts on “Skillet Tortellini and Broccoli Meal”

    1. 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!

  1. Melanie williams

    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

  2. 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.

  3. Karen Cornthwaite

    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.

    1. 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.

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