Definition of tortelli in English:



  • Small pasta parcels stuffed with a cheese or vegetable mixture.

    ‘Next is a page with 17 Pasta selections with spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, gnocchi, tortelli, lasagne and tortellini.’
    • ‘An antipasto of local ham and salami is followed by good renditions of local pasta staples like tortelli di zucca and tagliatelle al sugo di anatra (with duck sauce), washed down a glass or two of honest Lambrusco.’
    • ‘To finish the tortelli: Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil.’
    • ‘Cook the tortelli in a large pan of salted, boiling water for 10 minutes.’
    • ‘From there on, I'd watch and help her turn it into all sorts of dishes - tortelli filled with pumpkin, ravioli of spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheese, tagliatelle with dried ceps or porcini, anolini filled with braised beef and veal.’
    • ‘This was instant Best Dish material, but there was also the knock - out tortelli: silken, fleshy, eggy squares filled with sweet pumpkin, anointed with an unctuous garlic, sage and pistachio butter and dusted with Parmesan.’
    • ‘The tomato sauce is perfect - tangy and rich, and sparse enough that your tortelli won't drown in it.’
    • ‘The fresh pasta from Italy looked so good we tried two micro-servings; cappelleti filled with pumpkin and giant ricotta and spinach tortelli.’



/tôrˈtelē/ /tɔrˈtɛli/


Italian, plural of tortello ‘small cake, fritter’.