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How to Make Ravioli – Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Our full recipe guide on how to make Ravioli one of the most popular dishes in Italy.

Making homemade ravioli is a rewarding endeavor that results in a delicious, fresh pasta dish customizable with various fillings. Here’s how to make authentic ravioli from scratch, including preparation tips and calorie information.

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How to Make Ravioli

Ravioli Recipe Ingredients

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

For the Ravioli Dough:
All-purpose Flour: 2 cups
Eggs: 3 large
Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
For the Filling:
Ricotta Cheese: 1 cup
Parmesan Cheese: 1/2 cup, grated
Spinach: 1/2 cup, cooked, drained, and chopped (optional)
Egg Yolk: 1 (helps to bind the filling)
Nutmeg: A pinch
Salt and Pepper
For Serving:
Butter: 4 tablespoons
Sage Leaves: A few (optional)
Parmesan Cheese: For garnishing

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Step By Step How to Make Ravioli

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories
  1. Make the Dough

Place the flour on a clean surface, making a well in the center. Crack the eggs into the well, add the olive oil and salt.
Gradually mix the flour into the eggs using a fork until combined. Then, knead with your hands until you have a smooth, elastic dough (about 10 minutes). Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.

  1. Prepare the Filling

In a bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, spinach (if using), egg yolk, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories
  1. Roll Out the Dough

Divide the dough into four pieces. Working with one piece at a time (keep the others covered), roll the dough into a thin sheet using a pasta machine or a rolling pin. Aim for a thickness of about 1-2mm.

  1. Assemble the Ravioli

Place teaspoons of filling about 1 inch apart over half of the pasta sheet. Moisten the edges and spaces between the filling with a little water (using your finger or a brush). Fold the other half of the pasta sheet over the filling. Press down around the filling to seal, ensuring there are no air bubbles. Cut into individual ravioli using a pastry cutter or a sharp knife.

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories
  1. Cook the Ravioli

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli in batches for about 4 minutes or until they float to the surface.

  1. Prepare the Sauce

While the ravioli cooks, melt the butter in a pan and add sage leaves if using. Once the ravioli are cooked, transfer them with a slotted spoon directly to the sauce, tossing gently to coat.

  1. Serve

Serve the ravioli hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese.

How to Make Ravioli - Authentic Ravioli (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Tips To Make Ravioli

If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it’s too dry, add a few drops of water. Make sure the edges are well sealed by pressing down firmly. This prevents the ravioli from opening up while cooking.

Dust the ravioli lightly with flour before cooking to prevent them from sticking together.

How Many Calories Have Ravioli

Each homemade ravioli (about 4-6 pieces depending on size) typically contains approximately 250-300 calories, primarily depending on the filling and whether you use a butter sauce.

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