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.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup cornflake crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
dried parsley, to taste
oil for deep frying
2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    25 mins


  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.


Calories: 419 kcal
Carbohydrates: 41.4 g
Cholesterol: 103 mg
Fat: 23.1 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 13.2 g
Sodium: 430 mg