Grilled Tortellini

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If you are like me, you probably have only boiled your tortellini and then served it with a sauce. Since getting my blackstone griddle I have been doing so much research on different things that I can make on it. One thing that really stood out to me was the idea of grilling up some stuffed pasta on it. The texture is completely different in that you get the soft center still but a crispy outer layer. It turned out so much better than I was expecting it to. Grilled Tortellini is a must try!

Grilled Tortellini

I added in some mushrooms and spinach because I just love both so much, I try to include them whenever I can. I think you could do a zucchini or asparagus with this too. You could also do some broccolini or kale. My husband asked if I could have used ravioli and I’m not sure that it would work quite as well, only because I would worry that the ravioli might rip, as they are much thinner.

Grilled Tortellini

Since I served this as a side dish, I used a three cheese tortellini. If you wanted to serve this as the main dish, you could keep it meatless with the cheese or you could use a meat filled tortellini. My tortellini had been previously frozen (by me), so I did let it thaw a little bit (about 45 minutes) before I put it on the griddle. It still cooked all the way through, no cold centers.

Grilled Tortellini

Like I have said before, I do not do paid posts for Blackstone griddles (though I wouldn’t say no if they asked me 😉)- I just really love mine and want to use it as much as I can. I love it because I can prepare the entire meal for our family of 6 on one surface. Like I did when I made the Grilled Tortellini – I also cooked up some fresh from the farm ribeyes.

Grilled Tortellini

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Grilled Tortellini

A delicious side or main dish with tortellini, mushrooms and spinach.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword griddle recipes, mushrooms, spinach, tortellini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 40 oz Cheese Tortellini slightly thawed if frozen
  • 8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat griddle top or grill (use a grill basket) to medium-high heat.
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Pour contents of bowl on to hot griddle (or into grill basket). Spread out as much as you can and cover close lid. Let cook for 8 minutes then open lid and stir and flip tortellini mixture around. Close lid and cook another 8 minutes.
  • Remove from griddle (or grill) and serve right away.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Grilled Tortellini

  1. Michelle Knight – Indianapolis – I am Michelle, a homeschooling and a work at home mom. Besides blogging, I am running my AVON business, tutoring at Classical Conversations, a Bible study leader, and avid knitter. My hobbies are reading, and having fun with my kids!
    Michelle Knight says:

    We love Tortellini! Never knew it could be grilled.

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