A step-by-step guide to making your very own Homemade Tortellini. While labor intensive, it's a lot of fun and absolutely worth it!


Fresh Pasta recipe (Sarahnspice.com)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons fresh chopped spinach
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (you could also use a pinch of ground nutmeg)
For Egg Wash:
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon water


Step 1
Roll out your fresh pasta dough in long sheets.

Step 2
Cut in 2, 3 or 4-inch rounds using a cookie cutter.

Step 3
In a medium-sized bowl combine ricotta, parmesan, spinach, egg, pepper and nutmeg. Mix it all together. Put the filling in a zip top bag and snip one corner off for easy piping of the filling. Pipe about ½ teaspoon of the filling into the center of each round.

Step 4
Beat together the egg and water. Brush egg wash on half of the round. Fold over and gently press to seal. Bring the 2 ends together and seal with a little bit more of the egg wash and fold up the edge.

Step 5
Place on a sheet pan, lined with parchment paper dusted with flour to keep from sticking while you work on the rest.

Step 6
Boil for 3-5 minutes until they float to the surface.

Step 7
Strain, toss with your favorite sauce and enjoy!