Tortellini is a ring shaped stuffed pasta that is typically filled with meat, cheese or vegetables. Tortelloni is a larger version of Tortellini. It is a traditional pasta in the Bologna region of Italy and is often served in broth. In Italy, it is traditional to serve tortellini this way on Christmas Eve.
Tortellini is also good with cream and butter, or in a tomato cream sauce. Tortellini are very similar to Cappelletti – the only difference is Cappelletti are made from squares of pasta and tortellini are made from circles and have different meat stuffing.
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Where does the name tortellini come from?
Answer: It is credited to come from the word “torta” which means it resembles a cake.
February 13th: National Tortellini Day