Tortellini With Squash, Egg, and Breadcrumbs


In less than 30 minutes, have a delicious tortellini pasta dish ready.

Overhead View of Tortellini With Squash, Egg, and Breadcrumbs Served in Bowl
Photo: Gentl & Hyers
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

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—plus, you can always swap the zucchini for a vegetable of their choosing, such as yellow squash, chopped asparagus, or even wilted baby spinach.


  • 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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