Tortellini Emilia


Tortellini Emilia is a fresh twist on traditional Italian baked tortellini. A delicious sauce of Parmesan-sage butter sauce coats the tortellini in this crowd-pleasing casserole recipe.

Tortellini Emilia
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 8 ounce packages dried cheese-filled tortellini

  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped shallots

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese (2 ounces)

  • ½ cup walnut pieces

  • 2 ounce prosciutto, finely snipped, or cooked ham, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion and shallots in hot butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in cream and milk. Bring just to boiling. Remove from heat. In a small bowl lightly beat egg yolks. Slowly add about 1 cup of the hot mixture to the beaten yolks, beating until combined. Return all of the egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened and just bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese, sage, and pepper.

  3. Transfer half of the cooked tortellini to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with the Gruyère cheese. Pour half of the sauce over tortellini. Top with the remaining cooked tortellini, the walnuts, the prosciutto, and the remaining sauce.

  4. Bake about 20 minutes or until top is lightly browned and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
25g Fat
38g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 824mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 393.8mg 30%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 200mg 4%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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