Spinach, Ricotta and Mascarpone Tortelloni 

Recipe adapted from Giovanni Rana, Pastificio & Cucina 

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Spinach, Ricotta and Mascarpone Tortelloni

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours refrigeration)
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes (plus 2 hours refrigeration)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

    2 large eggs

    2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh spinach

    3½ tablespoons ricotta

    3½ tablespoons mascarpone

    3½ tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

    ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Make the dough: To a large bowl, add 2/3 cup of the flour. Crack each egg in the bowl, one at a time, mixing with a wooden spoon until a dough consistency forms. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead with both hands, adding the remaining 1/3 cup of flour as necessary if the dough is too sticky. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Make the filling: In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta, mascarpone, Parmigiano-Reggiano and black pepper. Refrigerate until the dough is ready.

3. Unwrap the dough and transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Dust a rolling pin with flour and use it to roll the dough into a 16-by-10-inch circle, turning it over four times while rolling.

4. One at a time, add a generous teaspoon of filling to the dough in rows, leaving a ½-inch between each spoonful. Use a pastry wheel or pasta cutter to cut between each mound. Fold the dough in half to form a triangle over the filling. Using your index finger and thumb, fold the edges of the dough toward each other and pinch them together.

5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the tortelloni and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the tortelloni in a colander. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Serve immediately.

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