Tortellini Chili

Tortellini Chili
When I made the spinach and artichoke dip tortellini soup the other day I realized that it had been a while since I had last used tortellini and that reminded me that I had several recipes bookmarked to try including this chili tortellini from Picky Palate. Adding cheese stuffed pasta to an already tasty dish like chili is a fabulous idea and I could not resist making it! In addition to being super tasty, this chili tortellini is easy to make, it only takes about 30 minutes and it's made in one pot! You pretty much just need to cook the onions, brown the meat, throw everything in the pot and simmer until the tortellini is ready! This chili is perfect for a quick work night meal and a great way to enjoy some tortellini!

Tortellini Chili
Feel free to serve the chili tortellini topped with your favourite toppings like sour cream or greek yogurt and cheese.

Tortellini Chili
Pure comfort food in a bowl!

Tortellini Chili
Tortellini Chili

Tortellini Chili

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6

A quick and easy, 30 minute, one pot chili with cheese tortellini that is just perfect comfort food!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1+ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 6 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 8 ounces fresh cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the beef and brown, about 6-8 minutes, before draining any grease.
  4. Add the broth, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and tortellini and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.

Slow Cooker: Implement steps 1-3, place everything but the tortellini in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 2-4 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking on high until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Option: Start by cooking 4 strips of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, and use the bacon grease to saute the onions instead of the oil.
Option: Replace some of the broth with beer or coffee.
Option: This chili benefits from simmering for longer so if you have the time, hold off on placing adding the tortellini and simmer for up to 2-3 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking until tender, about 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 466, Fat 21g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0.8g), Cholesterol 69mg, Sodium 377mg, Carbs 44g (Fiber 9g, Sugars 4g), Protein 26g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Tieghan said...

This looks so cozy and delicious. Perfect for these cold March days!

Maria said...

Love the tortellini!

Heather Christo said...

I love that you put tortellini in Chili!! Who would have thought!? I bet it is delicious!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Yum! This is the best comfort food to have in a large bowl!

Ashley C. said...

I love this idea, Kevin! I have a tortellini soup recipe that I make often and love, but definitely need to try this chili soon!

Jeanette | Jeanettes Healthy Living said...

What a fun easy hearty meal Kevin - love the beans for extra protein!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I made a baked tortellini the other day that was like lasagna but not :)
I will definitely make this , without the meat. Tortellini is so good in broth, a heartier noodle soup .

marla said...

I love the idea of using tortellini in chili!

Paula Jones said...

This is right up my alley! Pinning!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

This is pure comfort in a bowl!

Holly Hibner said...

I made this over the weekend and it was so good! I used ground turkey. I will definitely make this again.

Anonymous said...

I went to the store and bought everything I didn't have for this recipe. All but the tortellini is on simmering. It is sooooo good I can't help tasting it every time I walk by. Triple thumbs up!!

Rachel Freer said...

Just made this!! Delicious! I added beer a splash of bourbon and some hot sauce :)

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