Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts #SundaySupper

Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts

Happy Sunday everyone!  Always more people are looking for meatless meal ideas, especially during Lent, so the fantastic people of Sunday Supper have come up with yet another great event: a fabulous Sunday Supper without meat!
I must admit that while I LOVE my vegetables and I have grown up in a family where red meat was eaten only about 3 times a week, getting my husband to eat a meatless meal is a pretty hard task.  He loves meat.  The lucky bit though is that he also loves pasta and Italian food in general, which makes my quest for the perfect meatless dish much easier.  In fact, I find that Italians do not eat as much meat as Australians or Americans.  I think we eat fish (lots of it) and pasta more than meat.  And the great news is that you can make pasta in millions of different ways and it never gets boring.  So, for today’s Sunday Supper I am going to share a true Italian Sunday meal recipe: home-made tortelloni (big tortellini) filled with radicchio and my favourite cheese – gorgonzola.  I have made a very easy sauce to go with them as I wanted the filling flavours to shine and the sauce to simply complement those flavours.  A walnut butter was the best idea for this.  This simplicity of flavours is very much Italian.  If you follow Manu’s Menu, you will know that I often say that Italians do not make 1 dish using too many ingredients.  We like to use a few high quality ingredients and we want to be able to taste them all.  So the Italian basic rule for ingredients is: few, but good. ;-)  I hope you like these Tortelloni… I can tell you that my picky husband did not complain about it being meatless and that speaks volumes about this dish!!  ;-)  Don’t forget to check out my pasta and gnocchi making tutorials and… Buon appetito!
Thank you so much Tammi of Momma’s Meals for being an amazing host!

Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts

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Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 28 squares of 10 cm – 4 inches (made with 2 eggs and 200 gms – 7 oz. flour)
  • 1 radicchio, shredded
  • 1 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 180 gms – 6⅓ oz. sweet Gorgonzola
  • 8 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
Walnut Butter Sauce
  • 80 gms – 2.8 oz. Butter
  • 4 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  1. Sauté the onion in the extra virgin olive oil for a minute.
  2. Add the shredded radicchio and mix well.
  3. Season with salt to taste, mix and cook, covered, until tender and until the liquid has evaporated. Let it cool down.
  4. Mash the gorgonzola with a fork in a bowl.
  5. When cold, add the cooked radicchio to the gorgonzola and mix well until combined and creamy.
  6. Add the finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, mix and adjust the seasoning if required. Keep aside.
  1. Make the Tortelloni following my tutorial on How to make Tortelloni and keep them aside.
  1. Put the butter and walnuts in a frying pan and sauté them until the butter melts.
  2. Put the fire off and keep aside.
  1. Cook the Tortelloni following the steps on “How to cook pasta al dente”. Only in this case you will not have a pre set cooking time. This will vary on the thickness of your pasta (it should take approximately a couple of minutes to cook if you have just made the pasta. If a number of hours have passed since you made the pasta then it would be slightly dry and could take between 10 to 12 minutes to cook). So, the best solution is to taste it! Remember, to check the joint, where your pasta is thicker. It does have to remain firm to be al dente.
  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and put it in the pan with the walnut butter sauce. Mix well on low fire for a minute.
  3. Serve hot with some thinly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on the top.

Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts

Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts


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49 Responses to Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts #SundaySupper

  1. Gorgonzola and walnut butter in tortellini? Homemade tortellini. Brilliant, Manu!

    Italian cooking is popular in Japan. Perhaps it has something to do with similar appetites which veer less towards meat and more towards fish and veggies =)

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  5. Melanie says:

    This flavor combination sounds absolutely out of this world – Pinning!

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  16. I like that…”few but good.”

  17. Your tortellini looks incredible! I love the butter and walnut over it!! Perfect for a light dinner!

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  19. Wow, I’ve never had radicchio as a pasta filling. This sounds amazing. I LOVE gorgonzola!

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  22. Liz says:

    Gorgeous tortelloni, Manu!!! And the sauce sounds divine…like something we’d find here in a fine Italian restaurant!!!

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  25. Shaina says:

    Wow that looks beautiful! Great flavors

  26. Bea says:

    Oh my, what an amazing looking dish; meat three times a week sounds good to me and especially with amazing dishes like your tortelloni. I need to figure out how to make this without the cheese but still get a delicious sharp flavor….Thank you so much!

    Greetings from the other side of the Pacific :)

  27. MealDiva says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! OMG — I want some right now!

  28. Stunning dish, and gorgonzola-radicchio is one of my favorite combos! I don’t think anybody would feel the need for any meat here, not even your husband!

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  31. The rule of few, but good ingredients is a perfect recipe for great food. Italy totally has this figured out. I love the filling for your tortelloni!! Mi piace molto!

  32. These are perfect! I would love to try my hand at making tortelloni!

  33. Stacy says:

    When my girls and I are together, we often make ravioli but I am thinking the next time, we need to try your tortelloni, Manu. They look absolutely divine! Love the flavors in your filling as well. Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

  34. oh my goodness, Manu! this Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts looks fabulous!!!! LOVE this!

  35. Vicky says:

    Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve never made tortellini from scratch before but really need to start!

  36. Wow, your homemade tortelloni are BEAUTIFUL, Manu! I rarely cook with raddichio, but I’m not sure why. I do love the flavor of it. I’ll have to pick some up next time I’m out.

  37. Will you come make me dinner? This dish is gorgeous! I only eat red meat 1-2 times a month, so I also love fish and vegetable dinners.

  38. Renee says:

    Thanks to you I’ve added making homemade tortelloni to my to-do list. My how wonderful this dish looks. Love butter, walnuts, and everything else about it.

  39. Soni says:

    Ooh home made Tortelloni sounds and looks amazing!!I love the raddichio in there with the gorgonzola!You’re making me so hungry right now :)

  40. Walnut butter sounds so good with these!

  41. I have yet to make my own tortellini, but these look incredible. I may need to move that up on the to do list!

  42. Sarah says:

    Shame that I’m the only ‘zola fan here… these look amazing

  43. muppy says:

    so delicious Manu, i must do your tutorial on making the tortellini, mine always look so dodgy!

  44. Laura Hunter says:

    I love that you make tortellini, it is my favourite pasta and I just haven’t found the motivation to make it myself. I think you have put the fire of motivation in me to push it to a higher priority of a food bucket list this year.

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  46. Mmmmmm…gorgonzola. I want to face dive into this.

  47. Those are some beautiful tortelloni! For some reason, my pasta making is limited to hand rolled ravioli, which I do very well, but why haven’t I branched out in all these years? I need to fix that starting with these tortelloni!

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