Ravioli: The Perfect Dinner for a Busy Family

There is nothing quite like a delicious, homemade ravioli dinner. This meal is perfect for busy families who want something that is both tasty and easy to prepare.

This blog post will show you how to make your ravioli from scratch! It is easier than you think, and the results are well worth the effort. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and start cooking!

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What is Ravioli?

Ravioli is pasta made from flour, water, and eggs. It’s a filled pasta, typically with a meat or cheese filling.

The dough is rolled out into a thin sheet, and trim pieces of the dough are cut out and filled with the filling. The filled pieces of dough are then sealed shut and placed in boiling water to cook.

Homemade Ravioli Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Your choice of filling (meat, cheese, vegetables, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and water. Mix until the dough forms a ball. Knead the dough for about ten minutes, then cover and let it rest for 30 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your filling. If you are using a meat filling, cook the meat and chop it into small pieces. If you are using a cheese filling, shred it and mix it with other desired ingredients (vegetables, spices, etc.).
  3. Once the dough has rested, it is time to start rolling it out. Flour your work surface and begin rolling the dough into a thin sheet. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. The finished dough sheet should be light enough to see through it.
  4. Now it is time to cut out and fill the ravioli. Cut the dough into small squares using a knife or a pastry cutter. Place a spoonful of filling in the center of each square. Wet the edges of the dough with water, then fold over and press to seal.
  5. Place the ravioli in boiling water and cook for three to five minutes until they float to the surface. Serve with your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
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What is your favorite ravioli dish?

There are so many delicious ways to prepare ravioli! One of our favorites is a simple cheese ravioli dish with a tomato sauce.

But there are endless possibilities when filling and topping your ravioli. You can get creative and experiment with different flavors until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds!

Ravioli With Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Cheese ravioli
  • Tomato sauce

Instructions:

In a pot, bring the tomato sauce to a simmer. Cook the cheese ravioli according to the package instructions and add them to the sauce. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Do you have any tips for preparing ravioli?

  • Make sure the dough is thin enough. If it is too thick, the ravioli will be tough.
  • Roll the dough out until it’s about as thick as a nickel.
  • Use a lot of flour when working with the dough to keep it from sticking, and make sure to flour your work surface well.
  • If the dough becomes too sticky, add more flour.
  • Don’t overfill the ravioli. A good rule of thumb is to use about a tablespoon (15 ml) of filling for each one.
  • Wet the edges of the dough with water before you seal them shut. This will help to create a tight seal.
  • Use a fork to press the edges of the ravioli shut.
  • Ensure the ravioli is completely sealed before cooking them, or they will fall apart in the water.
  • Cook the ravioli in boiling water for three to five minutes, or until they float to the surface.