Other Names:
Tortellini (Small)
Tortelloni (large)
Region: Bologna
Made with:
The pasta itself is made with durum wheat and eggs. The are various fillings which can be used the most common being ricotta and spinach or ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
Tortellini begins as squares of pasta which are filled and twisted into a round shape. They come with a variety of fillings the most popular seems to be a mix of ricotta and Parmesan cheese but there are many things that can be added such as mushrooms, herbs or cured meats such as prosciutto. Tortellini come in several sizes, small enough to be added to soups and large enough that 2 or 3 constitute a whole portion.

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