Spinach and ricotta tortellini recipe
- Cuisine: Italian
- Prep Time: 45 min(s)
- Cook Time: 10 min(s)
- Serves 5-6
Marco Donnini’s nonna is a native of Modena and has always made tortellini. In his family, eating tortellini is a very well respected tradition at every Easter and Christmas feast. He says this recipe for tortellini is a popular favourite, having been on the menu of his restaurant for more than 30 years.
IngredientsBunch of fresh spinach, plus extra for filling
100g of flour
100g of ricotta (per person)
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp mascarpone
PreparationBoil down and blend the spinach. Mix the spinach, flour and egg with your hands, until it forms a pasta dough (that shouldn't be too wet or too dry). Once you get to a silky and smooth consistency place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
While the pasta is resting make the filling. Mix the ricotta and parmesan together and season with salt and pepper. Add a handful of spinach per person, boiled down and chopped up finely. Stir to combine, then add a little fresh nutmeg to the mixture and incorporate the mascarpone. The mix should come together as a cream and it should be possible to place the mix into a piping bag.
Process the pasta dough through a pasta machine, leaving it a little bit thick. Pipe some of the ricotta mix in the middle of the dough and fold it over in half. Press out any air pockets and then cut the dough into squares. Then fold the squares into a triangle and wrap the ends together to join. They should sit up nicely like little hats.
Serve them with a very simple dressing like butter and sage, or some extra virgin olive oil.
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