Pumpkin-stuffed tortelli, also known as tortelli di zucca, is a perennial favorite pasta recipe served at ECCO. Add it to your Thanksgiving menu as a side dish, or enjoy it throughout the fall/winter seasons as a main course. Sabine Bachmann, owner of two local restaurants (ECCO on Overton Park and Fratelli’s inside the Memphis Botanic Garden), generously shares her recipe with us … a wonderful and original Thanksgiving idea!

Pumpkin stuffed pasta -- a PERFECT fall meal that WOWS.

Tortelli di Zucca | Image credit: Academia Barilla

ECCO tortelli di zucca

Tortelli di Zucca

Sabine Bachmann, owner of ECCO on Overton Park and Fratelli's
A pumpkin-stuffed tortelli dish that is a favorite served at ECCO on Overton Park.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course A main or side dish
Cuisine Pasta
Servings 6 - 8


  • For the Filling: 4 1/2 pounds of pumpkin or squash baked in the oven at 350 degrees until soft for 1 1/2 hours; 4 ounces amaretto cookies, ground up; 4 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and salt
  • For the Pasta: 1 1/2 pounds flour and 6 eggs
  • Egg yolks for brushing dough


  • For the Filling: Spoon the squash out of its skin into a bowl and mash up with a fork..
  • Mix with the remaining filling ingredients in a large bowl.
  • For the Pasta: Mix the pasta ingredients together to form a soft dough.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out thin and cut into strips 3 inches long.
  • To Assemble: Put a teaspoon of the filling on the lower part of the pasta strip, one every 2 inches.
  • Brush a bit of egg yolk on the edges of the dough and fold the upper part over the filling to meet the lower part.
  • With your fingers, press the edges together and also between the filling to create the tortelli.
  • Cut them apart.
  • Boil in salted water for 3 minutes; drain.
  • Serve with melted butter and more Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano.
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