Definition of tortellini
: pasta in the form of little ring-shaped cases containing a filling (as of meat or cheese)
Recent Examples of tortellini from the Web
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the tortellini with salad dressing and hot sauce, seal the bag, and turn it around a few times to coat; refrigerate at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
In a large bowl, combine tortellini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic and dressing.
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.
The next, the ricotta inside floppy tortellini got an extra spur from lemon zest.
When the water has come to a boil, add the tortellini to the pot and cook according to package directions until still very al dente, about five minutes.
Yet there’s a particular dish that Italians (and in-the-know tourists) travel from far and wide to enjoy in Bologna: tortellini.
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Origin and Etymology of tortellini
Italian, plural of tortellino pasta round, diminutive of tortello, from torta cake
First Known Use: circa 1911See Words from the same year
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Definition of tortellini for English Language Learners
: pasta in the form of small, ring-shaped cases containing meat, cheese, etc.
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