Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chef Chuck's Cheese Tortellini

Tortellini ai Formaggi

These velvety light cheese tortellini were the perfect meal on this cold winter day. Tortellini are homemade pasta filled with soft ricotta, parmigiana, and prosciutto. Tortellini take time to assemble so gather around the family and everyone can make these together. Gently cooked in salted boiling water then transferred to melted butter and fresh sage, delicious!

Cheese Tortellini

1 2/3 cups flour
3 eggs
pinch of salt

On a board mound up the flour and make a well in the middle, add eggs and salt to the center. Using a fork lightly scramble the eggs and slowly add about a quarter of the flour. Then start mixing with your hands till it's all incorporated. Knead for about 5 minutes, wrap in plastic and let rest on counter at least half an hour.

2 cups whole milk ricotta
1 cup parmigiano cheese, grated
1 egg
6 thin slices prosciutto, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

5 tablespoons butter
12 sage leaves

Cut dough in half, keep one half wrapped in plastic on the side. Roll out dough with a roller to its very thin or using a pasta machine go to number 8 for a thin sheet. Cut dough into squares about 1 1/2 inches, place a small amount of filling in center. Fold dough over corner to corner then seal sides with fingers, now you should have a triangle shape. Fold two ends under and connect, lay on baking sheet. Cook in salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile heat butter and sage leaves, add tortellini, toss and serve with parmigiana cheese grated on top.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina


  1. Chef Chuck, I'm completely amazed at how you simplify this! It makes me feel that I could possible make this. Thank you so much for giving us this recipe. So glad you don't need a machine for this!

  2. Hi Garlic Girl! This is in your blood! I am sure you could complete this, and come up with a wonderful dish!!
    Enjoy ;~)

  3. Sounds divine ` Happy new year Chef Chuck!

  4. Hello Diana's Cocina, Thank you, Happy New Year! :)

  5. Wow!! This is crazy easy to make and not only looks delicious!!
    Happy New Year!!

  6. Hi Ash, Thank you! Happy New Year!!