Baked Homemade Tortellini Recipe

Friday, March 10, 2017
Of course you can buy Tortellini frozen, fresh or even dried. These are pillows of perfection you will never go back to the store bought when you make your own!

Baked Homemade Tortellini Recipe
Fresh Tortellini (see below for recipe) or Frozen Store bought tortellini
Marinara Sauce Click here for recipe
Mozzarella (whole milk shredded)
Grated cheese
Parsley chopped
Boil pasta to package instructions. Drain. Add the fresh marinara sauce. Top with mozzarella and generous amounts of grated cheese. Bake for around 20 minutes until cheese melts then turn the broiler on for a few minutes until cheese starts to brown.

Tortellini Dough and filling:

2 cups flour 
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon water or more if dough is too dry

1 round 2 inch sized cookie cutter

Place the flour in a large bowl, put the eggs in the middle and add the salt, water and oil. Mix and then knead into a smooth ball, add more water if needed. Rest for 30 minutes covered. Roll dough out and cut into 2 inch circles. Add a 1/2 to less than a teaspoon of filling recipe below. Fold over like a half moon shape then join edges to make a circle. Boil pasta in salted water. Drain and add the sauce to top. Follow directions above for Baked Tortellini.


1 cup whole milk Ricotta
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella and provolone blended cheese
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper or to taste
1 teaspoon each chopped fresh parsley and basil chopped fine

mix together in a bowl and set aside

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