- small rounds of pasta, filled, as with a meat or cheese stuffing, and then shaped into rings and boiled: often served in broth or with a sauce.
Origin of tortellini
Related Words for tortellinitortellini, spaghetti, penne, ravioli, macaroni, linguine, gnocchi, shells, fettuccini, rigatoni, vermicelli, ziti, lasagna, manicotti, orzo
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Contemporary Examples of tortellini
The city and its environs are where lasagna, tortellini, and Bolognese sauce—not to mention bologna—originated.Italy Plans a Disneyland for Foodies
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 16, 2014
The food is Italian—risotto, tortellini, salad—in a nod to a mystifying (to me) sequence in the film.New Moon Rises Over Hollywood
November 17, 2009
- pasta cut into small rounds, folded about a filling, and boiled
Word Origin for tortellini
1937, from Italian, plural of tortellino, diminutive of tortello "cake, fritter," itself a diminutive of torta (see torte).