Porcini Mushroom Tortellini

Discover the rich and earthy flavors of porcini mushrooms in this delightful Porcini Mushroom Tortellini recipe. Perfect for those who appreciate the unique qualities of rare and specialty foods, this dish showcases the natural, robust flavors of porcini mushrooms, making it a memorable culinary experience.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
45 minutes
Active Time
30 minutes
Total Time
75 minutes
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh thyme, for garnish


Step 1 - Prepare the Dough

Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, add eggs, and gradually incorporate the flour. Knead until smooth, then cover and rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2 - Prepare the Filling

Rehydrate porcini mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes, then chop finely. Mix with ricotta, Parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Step 3 - Assemble Tortellini

Roll out the dough and cut into squares.

Step 4 - Add Filling

Place a teaspoon of filling in each.

Step 5 - Fold and Seal

Fold and seal the filling in the pasta.

Step 6 - Fold Edges

Fold corners in.

Step 7 - Shape the Tortellini

Shape the tortellini by bringing the corners together.

Step 8 - Cook Tortellini

Boil in salted water until they float, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 9 - Prepare the Sauce

Melt butter in a pan, add cream and Parmesan, and stir until thickened.

Step 10 - Mix and Garnish

Toss tortellini with sauce, garnish with thyme.

Where Can I Buy Porcini Mushroom?

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What are Porcini Mushrooms?

Porcini mushrooms, scientifically known as Boletus edulis, are a popular edible wild fungi globally, renowned for their earthy and nutty flavor. They are commonly foraged in the forests of Europe, North America, and Russia, growing near trees in a symbiotic relationship. Due to their growth conditions, porcini mushrooms are challenging to farm and often come with a higher price tag, especially for fresh varieties​​.

What do Porcini Mushrooms Taste Like?

Porcini mushrooms are known for their deep earthy and nutty flavor, coupled with an umami quality. This combination, along with their meaty texture, makes them a favored ingredient in many savory dishes, particularly in vegetarian and vegan recipes as a meat substitute. For a more intense flavor, dried porcini mushrooms are recommended​​.

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