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OLD BAY Parmesan Tortellini Bites - These tortellini bites are a fun and easy appetizer! Oven baked tortellini bites that are boldly seasoned with OLD BAY and Parmesan cheese for amazing flavor! One of my favorite game day appetizer recipes!
Do you guys want to know what I really love about fall? Like, what I love way more than pumpkin spice anything?
FOOTBALL SEASON. Yep, I'm a football loving girl. We don't plan anything else on game day around my house!
Aside from the game it'self, the best part of game day is having family and friends over. Watching together, and stuffing our faces full of delicious snack foods!
Speaking of football snacks. Let's just take a step back from all of the mundane appetizers we usually eat. You know what I'm talking about? I mean, everyone loves dip. But, why not spice things up a bit?
When I say "spice things up a bit" I am not talking about something that is burn your mouth off hot either!
I'm talking about making an appetizer that has extraordinary flavor. Something that will really impress your guests!
That, my friends, is where OLD BAY seasoning comes in!
OLD BAY is a seasoning that my family absolutely loves. In fact, we camp a lot in the summer, and my parent's camper actually smells like OLD BAY. I'm not even kidding, we use it that much.
Thank goodness it's a delicious smell, right?!
So, we use OLD BAY all summer long. For the typical things that make dinner great, like seasoning up our chicken and fish before we put it on the grill.
The amazing thing about OLD BAY seasoning is that it's not only for meat!
It perfectly seasons these tortellini. They could easily be just regular bread crumb coated tortellini bites. But, we're taking them to the next level.
Did I mention that these are also super easy to make?
You'll cook your tortellini which usually takes 5-7 minutes.
While that's going on you'll mix up some eggs and milk.
In another shallow bowl, you get your breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and OLD BAY mixed up.
The soft tortellini holds onto this coating perfectly.
They bake up to crispy, flavorful, cheesy perfection in the oven.
No frying, no mess!
Bonus. There's also a dip involved here!
Super simple mixture of your fave ranch dressing, a little lemon, garlic powder, and more OLD BAY.
The flavor is out of this world. Prepare to be addicted to these poppable little snacks!
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OLD BAY PARMESAN TORTELLINI BITES
FOR THE TORTELLINI:
- 1 20 Ounce Package Cheese Tortellini
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 2 Cups Breadcrumbs
- ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic
FOR THE DIP:
- ½ Cup Ranch Dressing
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon OLD BAY Seasoning
- 1 Tabelsoon Lemon Juice
FOR THE TORTELLINI:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain the tortellini, rinse under cold water and set aside.
- Whisk together the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl, set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan, old bay, Italian seasoning, and garlic.
- Dip the tortellini into egg mixture, then into breadcrumb mixture, pressing to coat.
- Place on baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes.
FOR THE DIP:
- In a small bowl whisk together the ranch dressing, OLD BAY seasoning, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Serve along with the tortellini for dipping.