Tia and David's Deep Fried Tortellini

Tia and David's Deep Fried Tortellini


"My sister makes this delicious appetizer for many of our parties and family get togethers. They may be made ahead of time and warmed up on a pizza tray just before serving. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping."


25 m servings 419 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cool water, and allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine bread crumbs, cornflake crumbs, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet over medium heat. In small batches, dip the tortellini in egg, and place in resealable bag. Shake to coat, and set aside on a plate until the oil is hot.
  4. In batches, deep fry breaded tortellini until golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
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  1. 45 Ratings


I feel that I have to rate this recipe because one persons bad review has brough the rating down. This is a simple and delicious recipe. It is best if you use unflavoured breadcrumbs.

Very good. I made these for a party and they were a big hit.

This was awful!! Made it for a party and I can't say anyone really enjoyed it. If it hadn't been for my husband's homemade spaghetti sauce we served with it, this would have been a huge flop!!...

Very, very good. I didn't have any regular cornflakes, but I had honey-flavored ones. I mixed them with some Italian bread crumbs and had lemon chicken tortellini. Very unusual, and again, very ...

I use ravioli too in a pinch, but these work better on a toothpick. These are always one of the first appetizers gone at my parties. I like to serve them with both spaghetti sauce and an alfredo...

These were a huge hit at a recent party. Everyone loved them. I agree with the posters that said you need extra crumbs/eggs. I doubled (at least) the recipe for crumbs and egg dip. They are ...

Great apps recipe. I used seasoned bread crumbs and added a little grated cheese and salt and pepper to it. Made a tomato sauce, alfredo sauce and a pesto to dip in.

This was great!I cooked it for a party I was going to and everyone told me how they loved it, if I were a teacher I would give it an A++! You rock Andrea!

These were so good! I doubled the recipe for my coworkers, and they disappeared immediately. For a dipping sauce, I bought an alfredo sauce, but I made Simple Delicious Pasta Sauce from this sit...