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Cheese tortellini in butter sauce

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Cheese tortellini in butter sauce


For the homemade pasta dough

  • Place the flour on your working surface and make a well in its center. Add in the eggs, lightly beaten, the olive oil, and the salt. 
  • Mix with a fork, incorporating a little flour at a time. When the dough starts forming and you aren’t able to continue mixing with the fork, start kneading with your hands. 
  • Firstly, the dough will stick to your fingers but if you knead it constantly for at least 10 minutes, you will see it thickening and getting the desired consistency. If you want, you can make the dough in the mixer, too. 
  • When it’s ready (it will have a velvety texture and it won’t stick to your hands anymore), wrap it in plastic wrap so that it doesn’t dry, and let it rest for 30-60 minutes. 

For the tortellini

  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients for the stuffing well, and set it aside. 
  • With a rolling pin or a pasta maker, roll out the dough into a thin sheet, 1-2 mm thick, by dusting lightly with flour. 
  • With a sharp knife, cut square pieces of the dough, 5x5 cm each.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the stuffing at the center of each square. 
  • Take a pastry brush and spread the egg wash all around the edges of the square. 
  • Fold into a triangle and make sure that no air is trapped inside the tortellini.
  • Then, wrap the triangle around your finger and seal the two small corners together. 
  • Place the first tortellini in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Follow the same process for the remaining dough. 
  • As soon as you prepare all of the tortellini, 1 hour before cooking them, put them in the freezer (along with the baking pan, as they are). This 1 hour will prevent them from sticking together when you add them to the pot
  • After freezing them, you can -if you want- divide them into portions, put them in zipper storage bags and store them in the freezer for 1 month. 

For the sauce

  • Boil the tortellini in plenty of salted water over medium-high heat, for 2-5 minutes (depending on their size and thickness) and drain them, keeping a little of the water (50-70 g) where they boiled. 
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. 
  • Add the sage, the pine nuts, and sauté for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the tortellini into the pan and sauté them for 1 minute. 
  • Lastly, add a little of the water where the pasta boiled, so to thicken the sauce. 
  • Serve the tortellini right away, sprinkle with grated parmesan, pepper, and garnish with finely chopped sage leaves. 


If you want, you can stuff your tortellini with anything you like, e.g. instead of cheese, you can add any type of lunch meat that you like.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
30 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
53 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
14 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
60 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
48 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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