Tortelli di zucca e amaretti

Butternut squash tortelli with butter and sage


Class Details

Dish Name: Tortelli di zucca e amaretti
Dish Description: Tortelli mantovani filled with butternut squash, amaratto cookies, parmigiano reggiano and pear mustard on a butter and sage sauce.... delicious!
Dish Description: Medium
Class Length: 120 min
Total Prep. Time: 80 min
Total Cook Time: 40 min
Total Served: 2
Class Language: English
Class Location: Zoom class from Rome, Italy


December 05, 2021
7:00 pm
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Class Description

This dish is the perfect example of the Italian regional cuisine in which there’s no contamination and there’s the research to the local product to maximally exalt the territory. Indeed, the filling is made with a local kind of squash that grows in the Mantova’s area (a little town in northern Italy) which is called Zucca Mantovana, and with the amaretti cookies from Saronno, another little town in the same region of Mantova.

These Tortelli are the symbol of Mantova, the flavor is very complex because there are many combinations of characterizing ingredients: the sweetness of the squash, the saltiness of the Grana Padano, the bitterness of the amaretti, the spiciness of the mustard, and the spicy note of the nutmeg, which tasted separately may not be good, but joined together in a filling make this tortello a delicacy.


For the pasta:

  • 200 grams (1,6 cup) 00 Flour (Cake Flour or All-Purpose Flour)
  • 2 Large eggs (at room temperature)

For the tortelli filling:

  • 400 grams (1.95 cups) Hard winter squash (butternut, acorn)
  • 100 grams (1 cup) Parmigiano reggiano, finely grated
  • 40 grams (2 ½ tbsp) Pear mustard (optional)
  • 25 grams (¼ cup) Amaretto cookies, roughly chopped
  • Nutmeg - Salt - Black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 40 grams (3 tbsp) Butter, cut into cubes
  • 30 grams (6 tbsp) Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • 4 to 6 Sage leaves

Tools Used

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Working surface
Rolling pin
Fluted cutter wheel
Sharp kitchen knife
Cutting board
Mixing bowl
Piping bag
Baking pan

3 Days Before Class

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Day Before Class

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Day Of Class

Take the eggs out of the fridge at least 1 hour before the class starts.

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