Definition of tortellini in English:


Syllabification: tor·tel·li·ni
Pronunciation: /ˌtôrtlˈēnē


  • Small squares of pasta that are stuffed with meat or cheese and then rolled and formed into small rings.
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    • Remove the tortellini from the ring molds and crimp the front edge of each.
    • Bream is not packed with flavour, so it works well with plenty of others. On this occasion, some clever citrus orzo and a prawn tortellini combined with a bisque emulsion to deliver plenty of flavour.
    • To finish the tortellini: Divide the reserved pasta dough into three pieces.


Italian, plural of tortellino, diminutive of tortello 'small cake, fritter'.

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