Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites
These Fried Tortellini Bites are surrounded by a crispy Parmesan Crust and make a fantastic appetizer with some warm marinara sauce for dipping!
Mix together the panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and red pepper flakes.
Cook the tortellini until it’s 1 minute before it’s al-dente. Drain, and coat generously with flour.
Dip each tortellini into the beaten eggs, and then into the panko mixture.
Heat the oil in a dutch oven to 375 degrees. You may not need to use all of the canola oil but ensure that the tortellini is covered by an inch or two.
If you’re unsure if the oil is the right temperature, put a test piece of tortellini in the oil and ensure that it begins to fry almost immediately, but not too intensely. Cook the tortellini pieces for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. You may have to do this in batches.
Place on a paper towel, pat dry, and serve with warm marinara sauce!
BUITONI Refrigerated Three Cheese Tortellini is great with this recipe.
- Preheat your oven to 375° and place a greased baking sheet in the heated oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the breaded tortellini on top. Lightly spread with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they're crisp and begin to toast and brown.
- Remove from the oven and serve with warm marinara!
Calories: 377kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 453mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 2.6mg