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Tik Tok Cheesy Tortellini

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You’ve probably seen this Cheesy Tortellini Pasta all over TikTok, but those short videos are almost impossible to follow when cooking. Anybody else just can’t do it? Well, I saw this pasta while scrolling and knew that I had to create it myself, and put it online easily for people to follow.

This viral recipe is so popular for good reason. It’s simple to make, deliciously cheesy, and filling, too! Make this for your family for dinner and they’ll be requesting it over and over.

cheesy tortellini

Ingredients for Cheesy Tortellini

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious and hearty pasta dish. Add these things to your grocery list and you’re in business.

  • ground beef (or ground turkey, if you prefer)
  • marinara sauce (any brand is good)
  • cream cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Italian seasoning (I like to buy this huge container on Amazon so I never run out)
  • frozen cheese tortellini

How to Make Tik Tok Cheesy Tortellini

Making this pasta is very quick and easy.

First, cook the ground beef in a large skillet. I like to use this meat chopper to easily break up the meat. I also like to remove excess grease by sopping it up with a paper towel. My mom taught me that trick.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the tortellini, to the pan to create a rich and creamy tomato sauce. Simmer for about 5-8 minutes until all of the cheese is melted.

Cook your tortellini according to the package instructions and add it to the sauce. Stir everything up, ladle into bowls, and serve. This dish would be great with some fresh grated parmesan, black pepper, or fresh basil on top.

My Favorite Pasta Recipes

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of pasta. I just love it in all forms. If you’re interested in more tasty pasta recipes, here are a few more that I think you should try.

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

One Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta

Tik Tok Cheesy Tortellini

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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This viral Tik Tok Cheesy Tortellini recipe is so popular for good reason. It’s simple to make, deliciously cheesy, and filling, too!


  • 1 lb 1 ground beef

  • 24 oz 24 marinara sauce

  • 6 oz 6 cream cheese, cubed

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 Italian seasoning

  • 19 oz 19 bag frozen cheese tortellini


  • To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, break it up, and cook it through. Once the ground beef is cooked, remove any excess grease in the pan.
  • Add the marinara sauce, cubed cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and seasonings to the pan. Place the lid on the skillet and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil a pot of water and cook the tortellini according to the package instructions. Strain and add into the skillet with the marinara sauce. Stir and enjoy!

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