Homemade Ravioli Pasta Dough

Monday, September 2, 2019
A basic pasta dough recipe and traditional homemade Ricotta filled dough, a family favorite.


We used to traditionally have these only for Holidays or special occasions.


A family favorite that has been handed down from generation to generation.


Easy to make, a little time consuming but so very worth the efforts!


Sometimes store-bought ravioli will do.


But the real deal is to make this soft pillow-like filled pasta, homemade.


Tender pasta filled with fabulous flavored cheese inside topped with Traditional Italian Sunday Sauce.




this is a big pan of homemade ravioli with tomato sauce and fresh basil






The Sauce



Mom always said ravioli is best topped with meat sauce.


You can make your own pepper meat bolognese sauce which has ground meat or get a good brand that's store-bought.


I have topped them with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella and broiled the top with all that melted cheese heaven.


We also love to use an Alfredo sauce or Vodka Sauce, now and then for a change.


These ravioli are delicious with so many sauce toppings, we even love them with a little pasta water, butter, little pepper and loaded with grated cheese on top!





homemade tomato sauce with sausage and meatballs for pasta





Ravioli



Ravioli is an Italian pasta macaroni dough with a filling enveloped in the thinly rolled egg dough.


These shapes to make are commonly square, though other forms are also used, including circular and semi-circular.


The earliest writing on the recipe comes from Francesco di Marco, a merchant of Venice in the 14th century.


Typically, ravioli are boiled and served with a rich tomato meat sauce, although some parts of Italy bake their ravioli in cream sauces after boiling them.


this is a big pan of homemade ravioli with tomato sauce and fresh basil


Ingredients


  • eggs
  • egg yolks
  • flour
  • water
  • oil
  • for filling:
  • ricotta
  • eggs
  • parsley
  • cheese
  • pepper
  • salt
  • mozzarella





this is a big pan of homemade ravioli with tomato sauce and fresh basil




Dough



Preparation for the dough.


Dump the flour in a pile on a work surface.


Make a deep, wide well in the center and pour in the eggs, olive oil, and salt.


Wash and dry your hands. Wrap the dough loosely in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours





this is homemade dough and flour in the preparation of ravioli made homemade on a cutting board that is white



Tips:


It's hard to get them all the same size unless you have a machine.


Use a square cookie cutter with fancy edges or even used a round glass that's has a 3-inch width in size to cut the dough with.


These are 3-inch squares, cut with a knife, made the old fashioned way come out perfect.


I love making it the old fashioned way, the dough is wonderful to work with easy to cut and then using a simple fork to seal the edges together is the way mom made them.


This is not complicated. Roll, cut, fill, seal.


You can use a crimping tool or fork for the edges.


Most people use a mold to outline the center of the ravioli.


After the filling has been placed, another thin sheet of dough is laid over filling, and then gently rolled over with a rolling pin to remove any air bubbles for using molds, I do not use a mold.




these are homemade ravioli that are crimped with a fork on a cutting board with flour



Looking for Gourmet fillings?



Through the years ravioli has evolved into some amazing fillings that are quite different from the ones we grew up on with the traditional ricotta cheese filling.


Here are some recipes to try that are over top gourmet and a delicious change of pace.


Starting off with this delicious Mushroom Parmesan with Cream sauce from over Inside the Rustic Kitchen a creamy sauce and wonderful filling for any mushroom lover!


Then hop over and visit this healthy Kale Pesto Ravioli that have that wonderful nutty-flavored pesto from over at the Drugstore Divas!





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Homemade Ravioli Pasta Dough Recipe

(see below for a recipe card to print it off)





4 eggs

2 egg yolks

6 cups flour

3/4 cup water

4 tablespoons oil

Put flour in a bowl, make a well in the center, add oil and eggs and yolks. Work enough water with your fingers to make a soft dough, mix till well blended. With floured board knead until smooth, cover rest for 1 hour. Do not over mix and knead just for a few minutes till smooth.


Filling:

3 lbs of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

6 eggs

2 tablespoons fresh parsley

1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup mozzarella shredded

On floured board, roll out dough thin 1/4 inch thick. Each square should be 2x3 inches. Or cut with a round fluted edge cookie cutter. I do the squares.

Fill each square with 1 tablespoon of filling. Cover with another square, and seal with a fork around the edges.

Boil in salted water, adding a little oil to keep them from sticking. Serve with Traditional Sunday Sauce, or freeze on a cookie sheet till solid, then remove from the tray, place in a freezer bag for future use.






More Favorite Recipes:






Homemade cavatelli
Homemade orecchietti
Stuffed Shells
Mom's Lasagna
Manicotti Shells
Grandma's Authentic Fettuccine Alfredo
Grandma's Homemade pasta photo update



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Mom's Recipe



As I said earlier, this is an easy recipe for ravioli dough that takes a little time and you will never buy them again.


The dough is delicious, soft and nothing like anything you can buy.


Treat your self and try mom's recipe.






this is a recipe for ravioli homemade and how to make them





Homemade Ravioli Pasta Dough

Yield: 35
Author:
prep time: 1 H & 25 Mcook time: 14 Mtotal time: 1 H & 39 M
These are a delicious light egg dough to make Italian pasta called ravioli. The pasta has a Ricotta filling inside and served with tomato sauce on top.

ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Put flour in a bowl, make a well in the center, add oil and eggs and yolks. Work enough water with your fingers to make a soft dough, mix till well blended. With floured board knead until smooth, cover rest for 1 hour. Do not over mix and knead just for a few minutes...till smooth.
  • Filling:
  • 3 lbs of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese and more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • Mix all together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Ravioli Pasta Dough

  1. On floured board, roll out dough thin 1/4 inch thick. Each square should be 2x3 inches. Or cut with a round fluted edge cookie cutter. I do the squares.
  2. Fill each square with 1 tablespoon of filling. Cover with another square, and seal with a fork around the edges.
  3. I prefer to freeze these on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. You can then place them after frozen in freezer bags or boil in salted water with, a little oil in the water to keep them from sticking together. 
  5. Boil until they float to the top. Drain, add  to a large serving bowl top with the sauce.
  6.  Serve with Traditional Sunday Sauce
  7. Sprinkle the top with plenty of Romano Cheese that's freshly grated and garnish with red pepper flakes.
Calories
355
Fat (grams)
29
Sat. Fat (grams)
16
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
19
Sugar (grams)
11
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30 comments

  1. Thanks, Claudia for posting the Ravioli recipe! I want to make some too. Bookmarked this for later use. Thanks again and hope you're having a fabulous weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  2. hi Claudia, good recipe for sunday lunch. This ravioli are beautiful

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  3. Homemade ravioli...Claudia, that's a labour of love. I bet they taste heavenly!

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  4. Oh, I want to eat dinner at your house, Claudia! Your ravioli looks incredibly delicious! Great job!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this homemade comfort! I'm going to have to try it!

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  6. not complicated - HA! well, not for you ... looks tender and delicious, maybe one day I will have time to make this, your recipe sounds like a favorite to keep

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  7. I think of cooking as therapy as well, especially with something so delicate as ravioli-making. Your's look perfect, as if they were made in factory and not by hand, great job! I'd love to have Sunday dinner at your house if these were on the menu, lol :)

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  8. Your raviolis look incredibly delicious! I admire the fact you still make them by hand, and I'm with you it's pure therapy.

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  9. Claudia - great post! I've been wanting to try my hand at homemade ravioli. There's nothing like homemade pasta, the texture is undeniable.

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  10. I've never made my own pasta, but I really really want to try ravioli! This may be a holiday treat this year -- thanks for posting these tasty goodies, Claudia!

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  11. Claudia,
    Home made pasta is always a treat, these look great, the ravioli is wonderful!

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  12. Nice, Claudia. I've yet to make my own homemade pasta. I love ricotta filled ravioli though, so I'm going to bookmark this. I know I'll get around to it one of these days;-)!

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  13. You are my Foodbuzz friend, and I'm so glad I looked up your blog, all because of the wonderful ravioli you made. Thank you for sharing!
    Great recipes...also enjoyed watching the video of your yummy sizzling meatballs, and sausage!

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  14. This ravioli dish looks superb Claudia. Very delicious!
    I am tagging you for eight questions for eight bloggers! Head over to my blog and find out what you have to do.
    Cheers~

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  15. I'll bet this ravioli is so tender. What a wonderful family recipe, Claudia!

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  16. How timely! I just saw a recipe for butternut squash and sage ravioli over at another blog and I HAVE to make. Your family recipe looks wonderful.

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  17. I can't wait to try this! I have been wanting to make fresh ravioli. Thanks!!

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  18. I love home made ravioli!!!I am going make it the soonest possible!
    best regards from Crete!!!

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  19. Claudia thanks for posting your recipe. I have been really interested in trying to make my own pasta. Since my husband love ravioli this would be the perfect start. Looks so delicious. I love your little Christmas countdown gadget on the side, so cute and it's coming so soon.

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  20. Oh well, there goes my Hubby...is your doorbell ringing yet? He loves ravioli...especially with Ricotta.
    You did a fabulous dish...buon appetito ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  21. What memories these evoke. They look delicious.

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  22. I love cheese ravioli best of all! This looks just too amazing for words. Home made too, from scratch. Incredible!

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  23. Ive never made my own pasta and you make it look so simple! I think I've always been intimidated by the process.. maybe I'll have to give it a go!

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  24. I only do cheese ravioli or cheese and spinach - why do we tend to make what our grandmother's made? I do use a hand-cranked pasta roller to get the thin dough. I have no patience. This just warms my heart. Am toying with doing this as Thanksgiving's first course...

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  25. Your ravioli look pretty perfect from here! One of my favorites, I'm inspired to try making them now!

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  26. Pasta therapy...nice!
    Love homemade pasta and ravioli is a favorite :) These look wonderful...

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  27. Oh that looks just delicious. My grandmother used to make her own home made raviolis and I'd help as a kid. Seeing those pictures brings back such fond memories.

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  28. I could never eat ravioli any other way! Thank you for this recipe!

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  29. I love homemade pasta and I'm excited about this ravioli recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

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