Tortellini With Squash, Egg, and Breadcrumbs


Store-bought tortellini noodles give you a great head start to this hearty, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink dinner. The dish is complete with cheese-stuffed pasta, chopped zucchini, plenty of Parmesan cheese, and homemade breadcrumbs (that are really like toasted, mini croutons)—and that’s before you add a fried egg on top. But it all works together—trust us—to create a delicious meal with tons of texture and flavor. It’s a great dinner option for hungry teenagers, and you can always swap out the zucchini for the vegetable of their choosing, such as yellow squash, chopped asparagus, or even wilted baby spinach.

Squash, Egg, and Tortellini With Toasted Breadcrumbs
Photo: Gentl & Hyers
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 12 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3 ½ cups chopped zucchini

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ small baguette, torn into pieces and toasted

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ ounce parmesan cheese, finely grated (about ¼ cup)


  1. Cook pasta in a large, deep saucepan according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking water in the pan. Return tortellini to the pan.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add zucchini; cook until just beginning to brown, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in vinegar and salt, then add to pasta pan and toss to coat.

  3. Return skillet to medium-high and add remaining oil. Fry the eggs, covered, until whites are just set, 3 minutes. To serve, top pasta with toasted baguette pieces, pepper, eggs, and Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
22g Fat
48g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 919mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Calcium 206mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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