Homemade Ravioli Recipe

By: Sarah Carlye

Italian food for most people is heating up a can or jar of “spaghetti sauce” and then serving it over pasta or ready-made ravioli. Some people may even put out the extra effort to add some ground beef, Italian sausage, and seasoning to a ready-made sauce. For those who love to cook, they will want to try their hand at homemade ravioli for the taste and the satisfaction of making themselves.

When starting out making homemade ravioli, it is best to start out simple. Here is a good basic recipe to make homemade ravioli.

Pasta Dough

1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp. olive oil
Water as needed

Flour and salt can be mixed on a board and pushed into a mound. Make a well in the center. Put egg, yolk, and oil in the well. Quickly mix with fingertips (oil fingers to avoid sticking) and then add a little water (a few tablespoons at a time). Knead the dough until smooth. Divide the dough into quarters. The dough will need to be rolled out by hand or with a pasta machine. Flour each ball first before rolling. If rolling by hand, roll dough thin enough that you can see through it when held up to light. Each sheet of dough should be about the same size.

Ravioli Filling

1-pound Ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/4 c. flavored breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp. oregano
About a handful of parsley
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Assembling Ravioli

Place one sheet of dough on floured board, counter, or table. Score dough with knife or ravioli cutter. Place 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of filling in the center of each square. Place a second sheet of dough on top. Cut with knife or ravioli cutter and separate the squares.

Place ravioli in boiling water and remove when it floats to the top and pasta is cooked. Serve with grated cheese and olive oil or an Italian pasta sauce.

If you aren’t one of those people who want to make homemade ravioli and live in the Dade County Florida area, you can go to Mama Jennie’s Italian Restaurant and eat in or order take out. For catered events, Mama Jennie’s ravioli can be chosen and added to the meal menu.

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