Tortellini Bologna (also known as tortellini alla Bolognese) is a traditional Italian dish from the city of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region. It consists of small, stuffed pasta rings that are similar to tortellini but have a slightly different shape.
The filling for Tortellini Bologna typically contains a mixture of ground pork and veal, along with Parmesan cheese, eggs, nutmeg, and sometimes prosciutto or mortadella. The filling is placed in circles of pasta dough and then folded and pinched into the characteristic tortellini shape.
The sauce for Tortellini Bologna is usually a meat-based sauce made from ingredients such as ground beef, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. The sauce is typically cooked for several hours to allow the flavors to meld together and then served over the cooked tortellini.
When served, Tortellini Bologna is often topped with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for added flavor and presentation. It is a hearty and satisfying dish that is enjoyed throughout Italy and is a staple of traditional Bolognese cuisine.