Handmade Tortellini in Orange and Cream Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 884 kcal


pasta dough

  • 2 Eggs
  • 330 g Flour
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Water

Pasta filling

  • 200 g Ricotta
  • 50 g Parmesan
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 0,5 tsp Salt

Orange and Cream Sauce

  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 250 ml Cream
  • 1 Orange (untreated)
  • 2 Tomatoes (large)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Pasta machine
  • Cling film


Prepare the pasta dough

  • Work the flour, salt, eggs and 4 tablespoons of oil into a smooth dough using the dough hook of the hand mixer or with your hands. Wrap in cling film and let rest for 1 hour.

Make pasta and filling

  • Finely grate the Parmesan cheese 15 minutes before the end of the waiting time. Wash the herbs, pat dry and pluck the leaves from the stems, except for a few for garnish. Finely chop the herbs. Mix the herbs, Parmesan and ricotta together. Season with salt and pepper. Roll out the tortellini dough thinly on a well-floured work surface. Use a pasta machine on level 3 (thickness) to make an even thinner dough. Cut out as many 8x8cm squares as possible from the dough. Put 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle, fold over the tips diagonally and fold over the corners. Leave a finger between the folded ends and the middle to create a small cavity. Simmer the tortellini in salted water for 10 minutes.

Orange and Cream Sauce

  • Peel the onion and garlic. Cut the onion into small cubes. Press garlic through a garlic press. Wash tomatoes, rub dry, quarter, cut out seeds. Cut the pulp into cubes. Wash the orange, rub dry and rub the peel with a grater. Squeeze the orange. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Sauté the onion and garlic until translucent. Add tomato paste and sauté briefly. Deglaze with cream and orange juice. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and fold in. Arrange the tortellini and sauce.


Serving: 100gCalories: 884kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gFat: 100g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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