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Oven-Fried Tortellini with Cheesy Dipping Sauce by Millie Peartree

Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
There’s no boiling necessary in this pasta appetizer or snack. All you need is a hot oven, store-bought fresh tortellini, an egg, and some cheese. Save time by serving the crispy pasta with your favorite warmed marinara (instead of making the cheese sauce).


Store bought cheese tortellini without sauce

9 oz, refrigerated


1 item(s), large, large, whisked

Grated Parmesan cheese


Dried oregano

1 tsp

All-purpose flour

1 Tbsp

Fat free skim milk

1¼ cup(s), divided

Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Dry mustard

1 tsp


¼ tsp, sweet variety

Table salt

¼ tsp

Cayenne pepper

1 pinch(es), or to taste (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss tortellini with egg to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano, and toss well. Arrange in a single layer on prepared pan. Bake at 400°F until browned on bottom, about 8 to 10 minutes. Turn tortellini over and bake until browned on bottom, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, to make dipping sauce, whisk flour with 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Heat remaining 1 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Add flour mixture to pan and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce bubbles and thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in mozzarella, dry mustard, paprika, salt, and cayenne (if using).
  4. Serving size: about ½ cup tortellini and 3 tbsp sauce


Bronx Chef Millie Peartree started cooking at a very young age, inspired by her mother and her time growing up in the southern United States. Millie is well-known for her famous restaurant but she is also a successful baker and caterer.