Dorm Room Recipe: Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

Ready to eat Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce

Super stressed and have no time to run over to the cafeteria? You can whip up a satisfying dinner in less than 5 minutes—right in your dorm room—and get back to studying without skipping a beat. Try this recipe tonight.

prep time: 3 minutes
cook time: 1 minute and 45 seconds
total time: 5 minutes


  • microwave
  • microwave-safe bowl and cover
  • spoon


  • 1 cup refrigerated (not frozen!) cheese tortellini
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese of choice (mozzarella or parmesan)


    Step 1: Pour tortellini into the microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 2: Pour sauce over the tortellini, and using your spoon, toss to coat.

    Step 3: Place bowl in microwave and cover. Cook on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 4: Remove from microwave and carefully mix with the spoon.

    Step 5: Sprinkle grated cheese over the top. Pop back into microwave and cook for another 45 seconds or until cheese is melted.