Homemade Tortellini

Homemade Tortellini, perfect for dousing in a rich tomato sauce or floating in a beef broth for tortellini en brodo. Serve with crusty, CRUSTY, bread. 
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Calories 2144kcal
Author Karen


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces ground turkey can substitute chicken
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • 4 ounces ground pork
  • 4 ounces prosciutto finely diced
  • 2 ounces mortadella finely diced*
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cups Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Heat the butter and oil over high heat in a large pan until the butter foams. Add all of the ground meat (turkey, beef and pork). Brown and cook until almost done.
  • Add the prosciutto and mortadella and cook for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Run the mixture through a food processor until it's like a paste.
  • Add the beaten egg and parmesan cheese. Mix.
  • Add salt and pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. Mix.
  • Refrigerate until you're ready to start making your tortellini.


*I find the mortadella can overpower the filling, so I only use 2 ounces. Traditionally you'd use 4 ounces.


Calories: 2144kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 130g | Fat: 175g | Saturated Fat: 72g | Cholesterol: 623mg | Sodium: 3519mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Calcium: 1255mg | Iron: 6.9mg