This is another subscriber suggestion. It comes from Luke DeSando in St Petersburg, FL. This Tortellini recipe is one of his go-to recipes when he doesn’t want to cook. One of the tenets of “Cooking Secrets for Men” is to discover shortcuts and tricks to prepare tasty food. This recipe fits that very well.
It is a simple meal. It’s made with store-bought, fresh tortellini, and Parmigiano-Reggiano). A little dab of olive oil tops this 10-minute meal. Taste of Home wrote about the best six store-bought Tortellini.
Tortellini is ring-shaped pasta. Torte is Italian for cakes. And the “ini” ending signifies “Little”. So, the literal meaning of Tortellini in Italian is small little pies.
Origin of Tortellini
They supposedly originated in the Italian region of Emilia. Traditional ingredients include a mix of meat, cheese, egg, and nutmeg. It is served in chicken broth (in brodo di cappone).
From Barrilla Pasta – The Origin or Tortellini – Legend claims that the goddess Venus’ navel inspired tortellini. An Italian legend tells how Venus and Zeus, arrive at a tavern in a small town near Bologna. After eating a hearty dinner, they decide to share a bedroom.
The innkeeper captivated after watching them, creeps into their room. He peeks through the keyhole of the bedroom door. All he can see through the keyhole is the naval of Venus. This vision leaves him spellbound. So he rushes to the kitchen and creates pasta inspired by Venus’ navel. And so was born the Tortellini.
Packaged, dried, refrigerated, or frozen tortellini is available in just about any grocery store in the US.
A holiday tradition in Northern Italy is to serve Tortellini in a hearty chicken broth. It usually served as a first course (Primo). It is followed by a pork or veal roast and lots of winter vegetables as a 2nd course (Secondo).
- No special equipment needed
- 1 pkg Store-bought tortellini any flavor
- 1 cup Chicken stock or broth
- 1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano or any good parmesan
- Boil water in a pan
- Add chicken stock or broth
- Cook tortellini according to package directions (5-6 minutes)
- Drain pasta and ladle into a bowl
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Top with parmesan
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If you like this subscriber recipe for Tortellini in Broth, then you should try our recipe for Grilled Eggplant with Garlic & Herbs.
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