Who said homemade pasta was an arduous task? This Italian Sausage Tortellini recipe is a breeze! With the right ingredients and steps to follow, this dish will be a hit with your family or guests. Here’s what you need to know about making this delicious meal.
The first step in creating this delicious Italian Sausage Tortellini is gathering the right ingredients. You will need ¼ pound of Italian sausage or ground pork, 2 ounces of finely diced prosciutto, 3 ounces of shredded Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves that have been chopped finely, a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, 1 garlic clove that has been minced or grated finely, ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, black pepper to taste, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt (plus more depending on preference), 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The last ingredient is ¾ cup 00 flour (or all-purpose flour) plus more for dusting.
Making the Pasta Dough
Once you have all the necessary ingredients gathered together it’s time to start the process. Begin by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl; the flour and salt should be mixed together until they are completely blended. Then create a well in the center and add your wet ingredients – egg and olive oil – before blending them together until they form into dough. Finally knead your dough until it becomes soft and elastic before wrapping it up in plastic wrap so that it can rest while you prepare the filling mixture.
To prepare the filling, cook your sausage over medium heat until it’s fully cooked through before adding in your diced prosciutto and cooking for about two more minutes. Once finished add in your Parmesan cheese along with rosemary leaves, nutmeg, garlic clove and red pepper flakes before stirring everything together over low heat for three minutes. Afterward set aside so that it can cool down before beginning to shape your tortellinis!
Making Italian Sausage Tortellini doesn’t have to be a daunting process if you follow these simple steps. With all its flavorful components from Italian sausage to Parmesan cheese this dish could make for an amazing dinner night with family or friends! Now you can enjoy homemade pasta without breaking a sweat - Buon Appetito!