Tortellini Tapas With Spicy Ranch Dip

“Grand Prize Winner; found in Southern Living, September 1998. Have not allowed for chilling time of 1 hour.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
16 tortellini
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to pkg directions; drain and cool.
  2. Whisk together 2 cups dressing, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and eggs in a large bowl until blended.
  3. Add tortellini, and let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Drain & dredge in breadcrumbs; place on baking sheet.
  5. Chill at least 1 hour.
  6. Stir together remaining dressing, salsa and cilantro; chill.
  7. Pour oil into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°F.
  8. Fry tortellini, in batches, until golden brown.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve with dip; garnish, if desired.
  11. NOTE: To make ahead, fry tortellini according to directions; drain and place on baking sheet. Keep warm in 200F oven for 2 hours.

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