Air Fryer Tortellini

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Air Fryer Tortellini is cheese filled tortellini that is toasted up in your air fryer. Crispy cheese pasta to dip in marinara sauce. It’s a fun twist on fried mozzarella cheese sticks. This recipe makes for a great appetizer, perfect for a party of game day snacks.

air fryer cheese filled pasta

This is a fun twist on air fryer ravioli. I think the tortellini is such a fun shape and easier to grab for dunk in your sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 cheese tortellini (I used fresh, but you can use frozen)
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • marinara sauce

Cook The Tortellini

We need to cook the tortellini before we air fry to get that crispy exterior. I used fresh pasta, but frozen will work too. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add some salt, I used a couple teaspoons. Then just follow the instructions on your packaging for al dente pasta. Mine gently boiled for 7 mins.

boiling 3 cheese tortellini

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Fry the Cheese Pasta

I love using parchment paper liners in my air fryer. You can check out the ones I use in the linked image above. We use them every time we use the air fryer, makes for an easy cleanup too.

So I preheat my air fryer, then place the liner in the bottom (totally will work without a liner too). Add your al dente tortellini to the air fryer basket. You want to keep them in a single layer, so if you cook a lot of them you’ll want to do batches.

putting boiled pasta in the air fryer

Give your pasta a spray of the olive oil and then cook them for 7 minutes per side. When I flip the pasta I give it another spray of the oil.

crisping up tortellini in the air fryer

Serve Air Fryer Tortellini with Warm Marinara

Serve hot with a small bowl with some marinara sauce. I personally like my sauce a little warm so I will heat it in the microwave.

dipping air fried tortellini in marinara sauce

Finishing Touches

You could add some additional flavor and texture to these air fryer tortellini by sprinkling some Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on top of the pasta when it comes out of the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Tortellini

Air Fryer Tortellini is cheese filled tortellini that is toasted up in your air fryer. Crispy cheese pasta to dip in marinara sauce.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:14 minutes
Total Time:29 minutes

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • ½ lb three cheese tortellini fresh or frozen
  • 2 tsp salt
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ cup marinara sauce

Instructions

Boiling Pasta

  • Start by filling a large pot with water and bringing it to a boil. Add the salt.
  • Pour your tortellini into the boiling water. Cook as directed on your package for al dente pasta. Mine was fresh pasta and I boiled for 7 minutes. Drain the pasta once it's al dente.
    boiling 3 cheese tortellini

Air Frying Tortellini

  • Preheat your air fryer to 390℉. If you use a liner, add it now. Then place your boiled tortellini in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If they don't all fit you will need to air fry a second batch.
    putting boiled pasta in the air fryer
  • Spray the tops of the pasta with the olive oil cooking spray.
  • Cook for 7 minutes on one side then flip the pasta. Spray the other side with more olive oil spray.
    crisping up tortellini in the air fryer
  • Cook the other side for 7 minutes.
  • Serve hot with warm marinara sauce.
    air fryer cheese filled pasta
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: air fryer, cheese, pasta
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $6
Yummy 3 cheese tortellini fried up in the air fryer dipped in warm marinara is the perfect appetizer.

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