Recipe: Mushroom Tortellini

I found making tortellini much easier than ravioli so if you have given up on stuffed pasta due to ravioli I’d urge you to give it a second try with this recipe. I don’t have a pasta sheeter OR cutters OR even a pastry bag and I still found this recipe actually not too bad and I’ve made it a few times over. I made way too much filling the first time so I had to make multiple batches of pasta dough and it does get easier but tortellini does also take a good amount of time. I’ve found it takes me about 30 minutes to fill and fold about a pound and a half worth of pasta but your mileage may vary.

Mushroom Tortellini
Serves 4
Easy and delicious mushroom filled pockets of pasta
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Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Pasta Dough
  1. 250g flour
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1 tsp salt
Filling
  1. 250g mushrooms, diced finely
  2. 20g butter
  3. 1/2 onion, diced finely
  4. 1 clove garlic, diced
  5. 100g ricotta
  6. 25g thyme, minced
  7. salt and pepper and parmesan to taste
Instructions
  1. Make the pasta dough: Put the flour in a large bowl and add the eggs and salt. Mix with until you have a dough and then knead until there is no flour left in the bowl.
  2. Turn the dough out and knead until the dough is smooth then shape into a ball and cover in plastic film. Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Make the filling while it rests: In a saucepan combined the mushrooms, butter, onions, and garlic and cook them down until the mushroom completely brown.
  4. Pulse the filling finely with a stick blender or in a regular blender.
  5. Let cool completely then mix in the ricotta, thyme, and seasoning.
  6. When the dough is ready, flour a work surface and divide dough in to 4 piece, roll the dough as thin as possible.
  7. Use a circular 2" cookie cutter to cut circles from the dough OR cut in to 2-3" squares with a sharp knife.
  8. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of filling to the center of the cut dough circle/suare, moisten the edges with water and fold the dough over creating a seal around the filling.
  9. Pick up the corners and bring them toward each other then tuck one corner behind the other and press together.
  10. Place finished tortellini on parchment paper. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  11. Cook tortellini in salted boiling water approximately 4 minutes until just tender.
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