Ricotta and spinach make the most classic vegetarian pairing in Italian cooking. In the traditional "tortellini di magro", it's used also as filling for tortellini, the famous ring-shaped stuffed egg pasta from Bologna. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini video.
These tortellini are mild in flavor and very keen to be paired to any kind of sauce. Great with a simple butter and sage sauce or with your regular tomato sauce.
Tortellini are a very traditional Italian fresh pasta, shaped like small rings. Original of Bologna they are traditional filled with meat and served in a clear beef stock for Christmas or any special occasion. This version, with green spinach dough and a vegetarian filling is a very much appreciated alternative to the classic recipe.