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Homemade Ravioli Fillings - 5 Original Recipes

By Max. D Gray. Updated: May 31, 2018
Homemade Ravioli Fillings - 5 Original Recipes

Do you love making ravioli at home? Then surely you will love these fabulous fillings with which you can infuse in your recipes in order to try other different, exciting and delicious flavors. Normally pasta has always been filled with meat. It is the most traditional choice, but now there are a variety of ingredients that fit perfectly with the flavor of this key dish from the Italian kitchen. In this OneHowTo article you will discover 5 original recipes for homemade ravioli fillings that are easy to prepare at home in your kitchen. Now your pasta dishes can have a different flavor and it will be amazing.

You may also be interested in: How to make homemade tortellini pasta

Meat ravioli filling

We shall started with one of the most classically Italian ravioli fillings: the meat. Saute beef that will be perfect to liven up your delicious ravioli. Follow this recipe!

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

  • 350 grams (12.3oz) of minced beef (ground)
  • red pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Black pepper

Preparation

Put a little oil in a pan and let it simmer. Meanwhile, chop the onion and garlic into small pieces and, when the oil is ready, throw it all in the pan and stir the mass so it will not stick. Add the salt and pepper and then, when you see the onion begins to be golden brown, add the chopped meat.

You'll have to fry it all in the pan with medium-low heat so that the onion does not burn but the meat is done correctly. Stir to prevent it all from sticking and then within 8 minutes, you can remove it from the heat. You already have your filling!

If you want, you can add a little grated cheese before removing the meat from the fire so that the filling also contains cheese and is creamier. With this type of filling, the sauce that remains perfect is the Neapolitan sauce and on OneHowTo we tell you how to prepare it.

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Mushroom ravioli filling

If you are vegetarian or if you love vegetables, you'll love this one filler. The main ingredient is mushrooms. You can choose the type of mushroom you like, but in this recipe we will propose some stuffed mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams (8.8 oz) of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
  • Black pepper
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of white wine

Preparation

Start preparing this recipe by putting a little oil in a pan and chop the onion into very small pieces, together with the garlic. When the oil is hot, take these two ingredients with a little salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all up as it cooks and make sure it doesn't burn! Reduce heat.

Meanwhile seize the opportunity and cut the mushrooms into small pieces so they easily slip into the ravioli. When ready, add to the pan just one teaspoon butter, mix and include the mushrooms in there with the other ingredients.

The next step is to add a splash of white wine and freshly chopped parsley. Mix and let all the ingredients fuse together for 5 minutes over low heat. Then allow it all to cool and fill your pasta with small teaspoons of this preparation that you've just made. Yummy!

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Goat cheese ravioli filling with tomato

Now let's propose another ravioli filling. This is quite possibly the most delicious there is, especially if you're a real cheese lover. You will be mixing the creamy taste of goat cheese with a tomato delight. Do you want to know more? Take a look at this recipe that serves 4 people:

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes or 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 200 grams (7.05 oz) of goat cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Oregano
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

The first thing you should do is to clean the tomatoes and, when they are ready, cut them in small or, if they are the cherry variety, cut them in half. Then you have to chop the onion and garlic and when everything is ready, set the oven to 180 °C (356°F) above and below to warm it.

Put the tomatoes, garlic and onion on a suitable baking sheet and sprinkle oregano to taste and a little salt. Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes at a temperature of 150°C (302°F) and then remove it and see if the tasty tomatoes are crispy.

The next step is to pour the goat cheese in a bowl with the ingredients straight from the oven. Stir everything well so that the flavors are magically integrated and remain perfect in the filling for your fresh pasta. If you want, you can add a splash of extra virgin olive oil so that the texture is more loose. And then you're ready! Now you only have to fill your ravioli and enjoy a nutritious and delicious dish.

In this OneHowTo article there are some ideas for fresh pasta sauces with which you can accompany your dishes.

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Ricotta ravioli filling

Ricotta is a kind of Italian cheese that is used very often to fill pasta of all kinds form. So if you want to be transported to Bella Italia, you must gather together the following.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams (8.8 oz) of ricotta cheese
  • Basil
  • Walnut powder
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil

Preparation

This is one recipe that is easy and quick to make because in less than 10 minutes you will have your filling ready. The first thing you have to do is put the ricotta cheese in a bowl with basil (to taste). Crush it with a mixer for the flavors to be perfectly blended.

Add the walnut powder, some salt, pepper and garlic powder and shred it so that all the new flavors mix with the remaining cheese and you have a delicious result. Finally add a drizzle of olive oil that will add a bit of lightness to the filling and a truly unique flavor. Ready!

A pesto sauce can be a perfect choice for this stuffing.

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Spinach and cheese ravioli filling

Spinach is also one of the favorite dishes for stuffed ravioli, but can be used for cannelloni or tortellini too. We will show you how to prepare this delicious filling. Take note!

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of fresh spinach
  • 250 grams (8.8oz) of cream cheese or cottage cheese, as you prefer
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

The first step is to remove the nasty stems from the spinach. So for this recipe, we will use only the leaves. Put a pot of water to boil. It's to cook the spinach. Toss them inside the container when the water begins to boil and leave them in the scalding hot water for about 5 minutes. Do not worry, they cannot feel pain.

Strain the spinach and add the mush to another pot, this time, with cold water. Then let's get cooking. After 15 minutes, drain the spinach and mix again with cream cheese or cottage, salt, oil, pepper and garlic powder. Mix all the ingredients and add salt to taste. That was easy, darlings! Now you only have to fill your pasta and enjoy a nutritious and delicious dish.

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