How long does it take to cook tortellini?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How long does it take to cook tortellini” with an in-depth analysis of the nutritional values of tortellini. Moreover, we are going to discuss the side dishes for tortellini.

How long does it take to cook tortellini?

Tortellini takes 2 – 3 minutes to cook. If tortellini is frozen it takes 3 – 5 minutes to cook but dried tortellini takes 10 – 11 minutes.

How to make homemade tortellini?

Following are the ingredients that are needed to make tortellini at home;

For the pasta: 

  • 400g ’00’ flour 
  • 4 eggs
  • For the filling (meat version): 
  • 150g pork loin 
  • 80 g prosciutto di Parma 
  • 80g Mortadella 
  • 20g butter
  • 1 egg 
  • 150g Parmigiano 
  • A grating of nutmeg 
  • Salt and pepper to season 

For the filling:

  • 50g ricotta 
  • 25g fontina 
  • 25g of Parmigiano 
  • A grating of nutmeg 
  • A few sage leaves 
  • Salt and pepper to season 

Preparation: 

  • Make a well in the center of the mound with your hands, and break the eggs into it. By using a fork, slowly work the flour into the eggs. When the mixture becomes thicker, use your hands to incorporate the rest of the flour. Roll the dough for 10-20 minutes. Set aside for 1h and let it rise.

Make the filling

Cut the pork loin, and fry for 10 minutes the meat will be cooked but it retains its juices When the pork is cooked. Add nutmeg, Parmigiano, and an egg mixture into it and sprinkle it according to your taste and blend until a smooth paste. Take a dough and start rolling with the help of a pasta machine. 

Roll the tortellini, add pasta and make a triangle and fold it to your index finger so they meet it to squeeze the corners together so it binds together, and again if you need you will touch the water and repeat it until all the pasta fills it up.

How long does cooked tortellini stay in the refrigerator?

You can refrigerate tortellini for the last 3-5 days but you can keep the tortellini at room temperature for 2h.

Nutritional values of tortellini:

Energy                                                                                                       7KJ


Total Fat                                                                                                    0.02 g


Saturated Fat                                                                                            0 g


Trans Fat                                                                                                   0 g


Polyunsaturated Fat                                                                                 0 g


Monounsaturated Fat                                                                               0 g


Cholesterol                                                                                              0mg


Sodium                                                                                                    0mg


Total Carbohydrate                                                                                  0.31 g


Fiber                                                                                                        0 g


Protein                                                                                                     0.08 g


Vitamin D                                                                                                0 mg


Calcium                                                                                                 0mg


Iron                                                                                                        0mg


Potassium                                                                                             0 mg


Vitamin A                                                                                              0 mg


Vitamin C                                                                                           0 mg


What to serve with tortellini?

The following dishes you can serve with tortellini:

  • Garlic bread
  • Salad
  • Grilled chicken 
  • Meatballs
  • Garlic marinated mushrooms
  • Prosciutto wrapped melon
  • Roasted whole garlic
  • Grilled bacon-wrapped onion
  • Marinated tomatoes
  • Grilled tomatoes

Cheese Tortellini:

The following are the ingredients that are needed to make cheese tortellini:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup liquid cheese spread (processed) (recommended: Cheese Whiz)
  • 1 (8 oz.) box shredded 6-cheese Italian Blend (Mozzarella, smoked Provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina, and Asiago cheeses)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) fresh cheese tortellini
  • Salt

Preparation:

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Bring to a boil with the milk. Add the mixture into the processed cheese and then mix it in the shredded cheese. Stir it until cheese is melted and mixture begins to bubble after 5 minutes add the whole mixture in cayenne.                                

Meanwhile, cook the tortellini in a pot of boiling, salted water just until tender, about 4 minutes, drain it, and add the tortellini in the cheese sauce to coat. Divide tortellini and sauce equally among the pasta bowls and serve it immediately.

Creamy Tortellini Soup

The following are the ingredients that are needed to make creamy tortellini soup;

  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • One 1-pound bag of frozen peas and carrots 
  • 10 ounces fresh cheese tortellini 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Shaved Parmesan and croutons, for topping 
  • Olive oil, for drizzling 

Preparation:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the broth to a gradual boil. Return the pot to a slow boil with the frozen vegetables. Cook the tortellini for 3 to 5 minutes, or until almost soft. Add the heavy cream and cook for another 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve and top with the shaved Parmesan and croutons. Drizzle with olive oil.

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Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we answered the question “How long does it take to cook tortellini” with an in-depth analysis of the nutritional values of tortellini. Moreover, we discussed the side dishes for tortellini.

Citations:

https://pastaevangelists.com/blogs/blog/how-to-make-tortellini
https://www.calorie-charts.info/amp/cooked-tortellini

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