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Category Pasta recipes
Servings ca. 60 pieces
Time 1 hour prep, 10 minutes cook

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Italian cuisine | Pasta


  • 12 oz. (340 g) pasta dough or
  • 1 package of won-ton wrappers (available in the Asian section of most supermarkets)



  1. Divide the pasta dough (prepared according to the recipe Pasta Fresca All'uovo) into four equal pieces.
  2. Roll out one of these portions until it is about a 1/16-inch thick rectangle.
  3. Roll out another the same size. Cover with a damp tea towel.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoonful of filling about every two inches across and down the rectangle of dough in a checker-board pattern.
  5. With a wet pastry brush or your index finger, paint lines down between the mounds of filling in a chequer-board pattern.
  6. Carefully place the other sheet of pasta on top of the other one and press down around the mounds of filling firmly.
  7. With a sharp knife, pizza wheel or pastry cutter, cut the ravioli into individual squares.
  8. Crimp the edges with a fork. Besides being decorative, this ensures that they are well sealed.
  9. Process the other two portions of dough in the same way.
  • Alternative methods:
Half-moon ravioli
  1. Cut 3-inch diameter circles with a biscuit cutter, OR take one won-ton wrapper.
  2. Place a tablespoon of filling in the centre of a pasta circle or won-ton wrapper, wet the edges and cover with another circle, OR
  3. Place 1½ teaspoon of filling in the centre of a pasta circle or won-ton wrapper.
  4. Fold over one edge of the circle (or won-ton wrapper) to the other edge to form a semi-circular shaped raviolo.
  5. Crimp the edges

To Cook[edit]

  1. Gently drop the ravioli into 1½ to 2 gallons of gently boiling salted water. If boiling is too vigorous, the ravioli may break open.
  2. Stir gently with a heat-proof spatula to prevent sticking. Contrary to the dictates of purists, you may add a little olive oil to the water if you wish.
  3. Simmer the ravioli for about 8 minutes or until tender but not soft.
  4. Off the heat, remove the ravioli gently with a slotted spoon or a spider.
  5. Drain in a colander.
  6. Serve with tomato sauce, or with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.