Tia and David's Deep Fried Tortellini Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tia and David's Deep Fried Tortellini Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Tia and David's Deep Fried Tortellini

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2006

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2006

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!! Definitely will not make again.


46 Ratings

Jan 29, 2006

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

Oct 20, 2005

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 good. I'll make this again.

Jul 17, 2007

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 sauce to dip them with. These are just like you would get in an Italian-American restaurant.

Sep 26, 2007

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 a bit of work, but WELL worth it. I used a spaghetti sauce, ranch dressing and hot sauce as dipping. Highly recommend the ranch....really good.

Aug 15, 2007

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.

Jul 16, 2007

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!


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  • Calories
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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