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Four-Cheese Tortelli

Serves24
IngredientsPasta
Day PartDinner
Menu PartEntree
Cuisine TypeItalian

Italian Village Restaurants
Chicago

A bowl of pasta is a surefire way to satisfy that yearning for comfort food. The version served at Italian Village starts with homemade pasta dough that is filled with ricotta, Romano, Parmesan and Asiago cheeses. Top the tortelli with your favorite marinara or meat sauce; the restaurant uses its signature red sauce.
 

Ingredients

Pasta dough
8 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semolina flour
1 1/2 tbsp. salt
7 eggs
1 1/4 cups water

Cheese filling
8 oz. ricotta cheese
8 oz. Romano cheese
8 oz. Parmesan cheese
8 oz. Asiago cheese
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. white pepper
4 eggs
 

Steps

1. In stand mixer with dough hook, combine flour, semolina and salt in large bowl. Turn on mixer and add eggs. Let mix for 1 minute. Add water and mix until incorporated; dough should be dry but with some elasticity. If needed, add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time.
2. Remove dough from machine and split into 10 to 15 balls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before use. Let dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling out.
3. For cheese filling: In large bowl, mix cheeses, salt, pepper and eggs until incorporated. Refrigerate until ready for filling.
4. Roll out dough and cut into small squares. Fill each square with cheese mixture and from into tortellini shape.
5. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini in boiling water until al dente. Serve warm with sauce.

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