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Homemade Tofu Ricotta Tortellini

Sound like a mouthful? It is a delicious mouthful so forge ahead. I’m a recent convert to a wonderful website called cheeky kitchen dot com, and I have been getting some fun recipes from Brooke’s brilliant brain trust on vegan cooking. She’s also got lots of recipes she created in her pregan days, which means for those of you craving meatier options, she’s got those, too. Have a look and enjoy her fun blog. Meanwhile, we’ve got some cooking to do. These tortellini are not difficult to assemble, but they do take time. Kitchen helpers will definitely speed up the process and provide quality family together time. (Yeah, it didn’t work with mine, either, but they still helped.)

I’m going to provide Brooke’s word-for-word instructions on how to roll your tortellini, but my recommendation is to jump over to her original recipe and look at the step-by-step pictures. If you’re visual like me, that will be the most helpful tutorial. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t actually roll any of the tortellini consumed in my meal. My kitchen helpers had full reign of the tortellini filling & rolling station.


I know. I’m excited about knowing how to wrap my own tortellini, too. Think of the possibilities!

With each subsequent bite, this dish grew on me. I think my brain was wired for pasta, and as such was expecting a heavier experience, but this was light and fresh tasting. The tofu ricotta filling could easily have passed for its alter dairy ego if I hadn’t told you, and there are variations on that theme I’m thinking about already, like stuffed shells with marinara sauce. But I digress. This is a simple meal that takes time to put together. Actual cooking time is less than 15 minutes for all of it. Let me know what you think!

1 Comment

  1. Looks awesome – I am going to have to try this! I won’t tell my family about the tofu and I will see how they like it .


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