National Tortellini Day - February 13

NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13!  

Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor.  Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.

An organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna has its members wear to the meetings red and gold hats that are shaped like tortellini.  They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold shaped tortellini hanging on it.  The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership that is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini.

There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish.  You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy one of these tortellini recipes:

Tortellini Crock Pot Meal
Cheesy Italian Tortellini
Broccoli and Tortellini Alfredo
Tortellini Alfredo
Spinach Tomato Tortellini
Tortellini Rose’ (Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce)
Creamy Shrimp Tortellini
Tortellini Salad
Tortellini Bacon Broccoli Salad

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HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Tortellini Day.

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