Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pasta in small rings stuffed usually with meat or cheese and served in soup or with a sauce.

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  • noun small, ring-shaped pasta, stuffed with meat, cheese etc; eaten with a sauce or in a soup

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  • noun small ring-shaped stuffed pasta

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, diminutive of tortelli, a kind of pasta, pl. diminutive of torta, cake, from Late Latin torta, a kind of bread.]

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Italian

Examples

  • Using pesto on tortellini is a bit tricky, because of all the nooks and crannies that lumps of your pesto can sink into.

    All basil, all the time..

  • Using pesto on tortellini is a bit tricky, because of all the nooks and crannies that lumps of your pesto can sink into.

    Everything old is new again..

  • Check out the maple roasted-pumpkin tortellini from Copper Pot; it’s the last week for its beer can chicken ravioli, and the last week for peaches.

    Market Roundup: Sept 30-Oct. 7

  • Copper Pot will have maple-roasted pumpkin tortellini and it’s last call for the beer can chicken ravioli.

    Market Roundup: Sept 30-Oct. 7

  • For my primi, being perfectly willing to see a theme all the way through to the end, I had Ravioli al Tuorlo d’uovo, di seirass della Valle Pellice e Murazzano D.O.P.: saffron colored pasta envelopes that we call tortellini in New York, filled with a mixture of ricotta and Valle Pellice, the milky ricotta tempering the more strong, salty aged cheese.

    Italy

  • For my primi, being perfectly willing to see a theme all the way through to the end, I had Ravioli al Tuorlo d’uovo, di seirass della Valle Pellice e Murazzano D.O.P.: saffron colored pasta envelopes that we call tortellini in New York, filled with a mixture of ricotta and Valle Pellice, the milky ricotta tempering the more strong, salty aged cheese.

    Antica Corona Reale da Renzo, 273 embryoillian stars

  • For my primi, being perfectly willing to see a theme all the way through to the end, I had Ravioli al Tuorlo d’uovo, di seirass della Valle Pellice e Murazzano D.O.P.: saffron colored pasta envelopes that we call tortellini in New York, filled with a mixture of ricotta and Valle Pellice, the milky ricotta tempering the more strong, salty aged cheese.

    Augieland:

  • For my primi, being perfectly willing to see a theme all the way through to the end, I had Ravioli al Tuorlo d’uovo, di seirass della Valle Pellice e Murazzano D.O.P.: saffron colored pasta envelopes that we call tortellini in New York, filled with a mixture of ricotta and Valle Pellice, the milky ricotta tempering the more strong, salty aged cheese.

    Truffles

  • Barilla has this fantastic (and shockingly cheap) spinach/ricotta tortellini, which is functioning as my lunch right now.

    February 20th, 2005

  • In Bologna they are also called tortellini; but in Romagna tortellini are made from little disks instead of little squares making them look more like a belly button than a hat.

    How To Cook Italian

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