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Ricotta Ravioli
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Ricotta Ravioli

Ricotta Ravioli is a simple recipe for the best ricotta-filled ravioli. The pasta is thin and filled with a generous amount of ricotta filling.

Ricotta Ravioli
Pasta is delicious, but homemade pasta is exceptional. When we were kids, our grandmas always made pasta and noodles from scratch, and they always had some on hand. These days, Jernej and I love making homemade pasta, but with little kids, we don't always have a lot of time. Our go-to is usually stuffed pasta like ravioli or tortellini. One of our simple and make-ahead recipes is Ricotta Ravioli; these freeze well and are light and delicious. You can easily pair the ravioli with veggie or meat sauces.

Gorgeous Ricotta Ravioli from Scratch

These are the top reasons to make these gorgeous Ricotta Ravioli from scratch

  • the pasta is thin and made with three simple ingredients: flour, semolina flour, and eggs
  • the cheese filling is simple yet incredibly delicious
  • we can easily freeze them for months
  • a vegetarian recipe that meat lovers like, too
  • a simple recipe to make over the weekend and enjoy on weeknights
  • serve as an appetizer in a delicious sauce or soups

Ricotta Ravioli

Ricotta Ravioli

What to serve with Ricotta Ravioli

These Ricotta Ravioli are great both for vegetable sauces and meat sauces. We adore using them in one of these recipes:

Sirovi ravioli

Sirovi ravioli v paradižnikovi omaki

Storing and freezing 

Storing Ricotta Ravioli is quick and straightforward. Feel free to store it in two ways.

Place the Ravioli into an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat well before serving.

Feel free to freeze the Ricotta Ravioli. Once you shape the Ravioli, place them on a tray or baking dish and freeze for a couple of hours. Once the ravioli are frozen, remove them from the freezer and transfer them to a freezer bag. This way, you can use individual pieces when needed. Keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Feel free to cook frozen ravioli. Cook the frozen pasta 3 minutes longer.

How to make Ricotta Ravioli at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Ricotta Ravioli at home. 



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Lets get cooking!

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  • make the dough

    Add both flours to a bowl. Make a well and break the eggs in the middle of the flour. Using a fork, mix the eggs, gradually adding the flour from the sides to make a dough. Transfer to a working surface and knead into a smooth dough with your hands. Wrap in clingfilm or transfer to a freezer bag and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

  • stuffing

    Combine Ricotta, grated Parmesan, grated nutmeg, grated lemon zest, and olive oil in a bowl. When combined, season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until needed. Optionally, transfer the filling to a pastry bag for easier ravioli filling. A teaspoon will work, too.

  • roll out the dough

    Remove the pasta from the fridge and cut into four parts. While working with one piece of dough, make sure to have the rest covered with a kitchen towel or wrapped in clingfilm. For the rolling, use a pasta machine or rolling pin. Lightly dust the dough with semola flour. Starting at the lowest (thickest) setting, add one piece of the dough through the machine, turning the handle with one hand and holding the dough as it comes through the machine with the other. Then, turn the setting to the following thickest setting and pass the pasta through the machine again. Do this until the pasta passes through the second to last setting. Don't skip the steps, or the pasta may break.

  • ricotta ravioli

    Cut the rolled-out pasta into 10 centimeters or 4-inch thick strips. Add a generous teaspoon of Ricotta filling at equal intervals of 5 centimeters (2 inches) along the bottom part of the pasta stripe. Fold the rest of the pasta dough over the filling and carefully press down to close the pocket and remove any air. Repeat the process until you use all the ingredients. Cut into square ravioli with a ravioli cutter or a knife.

  • cook

    Pour the water into a pot and place over high heat. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Add the ravioli and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Drain the ravioli and serve with a sauce of your choosing.


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