Tortelloni with red pepper
We prepared tortelloni with red pepper and onion.
We saw fresh made spinach and cheese tortelloni in the store and could not resist the temptation. We prepared them with red pepper and onion cut in very small dices and a sauce based on olive oil and garlic.
Tortellini are delicious pasta rings. They are filled with many different ingredients: beef, chicken, cheese, spinach, dried tomatoes and many others.
Did you know that there are 2 sizes of tortellini? Small ones are called tortellini, they weight around 2 grams. Large ones are called tortelloni, they weight around 5 grams. They look very similar, but in a closer look, you will notice that their shape is slightly different and they are closed differently.
Also they are typically served differently. Tortelloni (the larger) are eaten alone with some butter spread or with a very light sauce. While, tortellini (the smaller) are eaten in soup or with some Italian elaborated sauce: Bolognese, Carbonara, Marinara, etc.