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Fried tortellini in bowl with bowl of sauce.
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Fried Tortellini

Fried Tortellini
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, tortellini
Servings: 4
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1 20 oz package refrigerated tortellini
  • vegetable oil for frying (enough oil to have 1/4-1/2 inch in the pan.)
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • marinara sauce for dipping


  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Place flour in a large bowl. Set aside. Mix together Panko, Parmesan, Italian seasonings and garlic powder in a large bowl. Place beaten eggs in a bowl. 
  • In batches, cover tortellini in flour then dip into eggs and then coat in Panko mixture. 
  • Add tortellini to the skillet, about 10 at a time, and cook until golden. Place on a paper towel lined plate. 
  • Serve with marinara, ranch, or creamy tomato sauce. 


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.2mg