Homemade Ravioli Recipe
< 30 min,  Lunch and Dinner,  Pasta

Homemade Ravioli Recipe

Try this homemade ravioli recipe today. It’s easy, delicious and so comforting! These are filled with cottage cheese and served with creamy cheese sauce.

Homemade Ravioli Recipe

If you are wondering, how to make ravioli at home without a pasta machine? Or, how to make a ravioli dough? Or, for how long you should cook ravioli? Don’t worry, this recipe will surely help you. In this post, I have shared all the tips and tricks of making ravioli at home.

Homemade Ravioli Recipe

In this recipe, I have made the pasta dough with all-purpose flour, egg, oil, salt and water. I’m sure you already have them in your pantry. Then to make a simple ravioli filling, I have used cottage cheese or paneer, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Which are not very hard to find. And then for the sauce, I have used cheddar cheese, butter, milk, all-purpose flour and a little salt to season it. That’s all you require to make homemade 3-cheese ravioli. So don’t be intimidated to make fresh ravioli at home.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Total Time: 30 (excluding resting time)

Resting Time: 1 hr 20 min

Serves: 20 ravioli (2cm each)

Ingredients:

For the pasta dough:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 large egg
1/2 tsp salt
Water, as required
Semolina, as required

For the cottage cheese/paneer filling:

2/3 cup cottage cheese or paneer, grated
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tbsp parsley, dried or fresh
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the cheese sauce:

1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk, warm
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

To make the pasta dough:

In a small bowl, add egg, olive oil and salt. Whisk well.

Add all-purpose flour in the bowl and mix well.

Continue to mix until it resembles coarse sand.

ravioli dough

Then pour water, little at a time, knead the dough for around 10 minutes. Knead it by pulling and stretching repeatedly, until the dough becomes smooth and silky.

pasta dough

Wrap the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. By wrapping the dough with cling wrap we are preventing it from drying out and becoming crusty around the edges.

To make the cottage cheese filling for the ravioli:
easy ravioli filling

Take a mixing bowl, add grated cottage cheese or paneer, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep it aside. (Here I have used homemade cottage cheese. You can click the link for the recipe.)

To make the ravioli:
how to make ravioli

Take the dough out of the refrigerator and unwrap it. Then divide it into two halves. Keep the second half warped in plastic. Take the first dough and place it on a floured surface.

easy ravioli recipe

Dust the rolling pin with flour. Roll the dough into a large and thin sheet. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut it in small circles.

cheese-filled ravioli

Apply water on the edge of the circle. Place a spoonful of filling right at the centre and then cover it with another circle. Using a fork seal the edges.

ricotta ravioli

Pour semolina on a plate and keep the freshly made ravioli on it (semolina will prevent them from becoming sticky). Make the rest of the ravioli in the same manner. Let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. It will dry them out a little. But if the weather is too hot, then keep them in the refrigerator.

Boil water in a pot over a high flame and add salt.

hoe to cook ravioli

Carefully drop ravioli in boiling water. Cook them for 2-3 minutes or until tender. The pasta will start floating to the top of the pot when it is fully cooked. Drain them and set it aside.

To make the cheese sauce:
bechamel sauce recipe

Melt butter in a non-stick pan over a medium flame. Once it melts, add all-purpose flour. Using a whisk, stir continuously, until it combines to form a smooth paste and starts bubbling.

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Pour warm milk, little at a time, while whisking continuously. Then increase the flame to high and bring it to a boil. After it comes to a boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens up.

cheese sauce recipe

Turn the flame off and add the grated cheddar cheese. Give it a gentle stir. Once the cheese melts, check the seasoning and add salt. As cheddar is quite salty, so taste the sauce before adding salt.

cheese-filled pasta

Add the cooked ravioli into the cheese sauce.

cheese-filled ravioli

Garnish ravioli with parsley and serve. Do give this homemade ravioli recipe a try and don’t forget to share your feedback.

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Homemade Ravioli Recipe

Homemade Ravioli Recipe

Sneha Paul
Try this homemade ravioli recipe today. It’s easy, delicious and so comforting! These are filled with cottage cheese and served with creamy cheese sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 20 ravioli

Ingredients
  

For the pasta dough:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Water as required
  • Semolina as required

For the cottage cheese/paneer filling:

  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese or paneer grated
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried or fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cheese sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk warm
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

To make the pasta dough:

  • In a small bowl, add egg, olive oil and salt. Whisk well.
  • Add all-purpose flour in the bowl and mix well.
  • Continue to mix until it resembles coarse sand.
  • Then pour water, little at a time, knead the dough for around 10 minutes. Knead it by pulling and stretching repeatedly, until the dough becomes smooth and silky.
  • Wrap the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. By wrapping the dough with cling wrap we are preventing it from drying out and becoming crusty around the edges.

To make the cottage cheese filling for the ravioli:

  • Take a mixing bowl, add grated cottage cheese or paneer, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep it aside.

To make the ravioli:

  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and unwrap it. Then divide it into two halves. Keep the second half warped in plastic. Take the first dough and place it on a floured surface.
  • Dust the rolling pin with flour. Roll the dough into a large and thin sheet. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut it in small circles.
  • Apply water on the edge of the circle. Place a spoonful of filling right at the centre and then cover it with another circle. Using a fork seal the edges.
  • Pour semolina on a plate and keep the freshly made ravioli on it (semolina will prevent them from becoming sticky). Make the rest of the ravioli in the same manner. Let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. It will dry them out a little. But if the weather is too hot, then keep them in the refrigerator.
  • Boil water in a pot over a high flame and add salt.
  • Carefully drop ravioli in boiling water. Cook them for 2-3 minutes or until tender. The pasta will start floating to the top of the pot when it is fully cooked. Drain them and set it aside.

To make the cheese sauce:

  • Melt butter in a non-stick pan over a medium flame. Once it melts, add all-purpose flour. Using a whisk, stir continuously, until it combines to form a smooth paste and starts bubbling.
  • Pour warm milk, little at a time, while whisking continuously. Then increase the flame to high and bring it to a boil. After it comes to a boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens up.
  • Turn the flame off and add the grated cheddar cheese. Give it a gentle stir. Once the cheese melts, check the seasoning and add salt. As cheddar is quite salty, so taste the sauce before adding salt.
  • Add the cooked ravioli into the cheese sauce.
  • Garnish ravioli with parsley and serve.
Keyword 3 cheese ravioli, cheese filled pasta, easy ravioli recipe

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