Vegetable-Stuffed Ravioli Recipe

Ravioli
Courtesy of The Italian Voice

Ingredients

For filling:

  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots, sauteed
  • 2 ounces Pecorino, grated
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional filling additions (choose one):

  • 1 cup roasted carrots, puréed
  • 1 cup roasted beets, puréed, and 1 teaspoon fennel pollen
  • 1 large potato, baked and grated, and roasted garlic
  • 1 cup sautéed arugula, puréed

For pasta:

  • 1 pound fresh pasta sheets
  • 2 eggs, beaten, for an egg wash

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by Lee Skawinski

This simple ravioli recipe from Chef Lee Skawinski of Cinque Terre in Portland, Maine, begins with a basic cheese ravioli filling. If you wish to add more flavor and color, you can try adding one of the suggested filling additions. Tossing the ravioli with olive oil or butter before serving prevents each ravioli from sticking together, and imparts added flavor. — Allison Beck

Directions

For filling:

To sauté shallots, heat a small pan over medium-high heat. Add about 2 teaspoons of olive oil and shallots. Cook about 3-4 minutes, or until they're translucent. Set aside.

Combine ricotta, egg, shallots, nutmeg, pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, pepper and filling addition, if using, in a mixing bowl. Mix together and chill overnight.

For assembling ravioli:

Lay one pasta sheet on lightly floured surface. Spoon filling mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, onto pasta sheet, leaving 1½ inches between each spoonful. Brush beaten egg wash on sides of pasta, and between filling. Cover with second pasta sheet. Use fingers to seal edges around each filling, then cut apart with a knife to create individual ravioli.

Cook ravioli in salted boiling water for 45 seconds, and remove with a slotted spoon.

Serve on heated plates with butter or olive oil. Garnish with fresh sage.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

814 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

41%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 324g 499%
  • Carbs 353g 118%
  • Saturated 77g 386%
  • Fiber 17g 69%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Monounsaturated 198g
  • Polyunsaturated 34g
  • Protein 146g 292%
  • Cholesterol 1,102mg 367%
  • Sodium 2,331mg 97%
  • Calcium 2,073mg 207%
  • Magnesium 453mg 113%
  • Potassium 3,881mg 111%
  • Iron 26mg 146%
  • Zinc 15mg 101%
  • Phosphorus 2,553mg 365%
  • Vitamin A 1,670µg 186%
  • Vitamin C 90mg 150%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 251%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 223%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 107%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 113%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,155µg 289%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 80%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 37mg 186%
  • Vitamin K 197µg 246%
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