How to Make Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

How to Make Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli – A step-by-step guide on how to make delicious spinach and ricotta ravioli from scratch.

Hey friends, do you want to treat your family or friends to an Italian-inspired meal with something a bit special? Making spinach and ricotta ravioli from scratch is the perfect way to do just that! 

After making this recipe once, you’ll quickly understand why it’s a classic favorite in many kitchens — not only does it look beautiful when served, but its delicious flavor combination is hard to beat. Plus, making these mouthwatering little parcels isn’t as tricky as one might think; with the right ingredients and a careful eye, while mixing together the filling and dough, your end product will be well worth taking the time for.

Is Spinach Ricotta Ravioli Healthy?

If you are like me, the new year is an ideal time to start the journey toward a healthier lifestyle and it doesn’t always have to mean depriving yourself of tasty food. Instead, this is what I did when I tried spinach ricotta ravioli for a delicious way to get more nutrition into your diet. 

Anytime you can add spinach to your diet, it’s a good thing!

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Packed with Vitamins

Just like Popeye said,  ‘strong to the finish, ’cause I eats my spinach‘! Eating spinach ricotta ravioli is a beneficial addition to a healthy diet. The spinach is packed with Vitamin A, providing essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy cell growth. The ricotta cheese provides an excellent source of calcium which helps promote strong bones and teeth. 

Furthermore, spinach ricotta ravioli is low on fat, making it an ideal entrée when consuming calories in moderation. All these factors come together to create a tasty and nutritious meal. So go ahead and try spinach ricotta ravioli today as part of your health plan!

How to Cook Ravioli?

Making spinach ricotta ravioli at home can be a rewarding experience and surprisingly easy too! First, make sure you have enough time to prepare and cook the ravioli so they can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 40 wonton wrappers – store-bought pre-made ravioli wrappers
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 shallot
  • salt/pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • capers
  • parsley

Next, spoon the filling mixture onto wrapper pieces, one at a time – Wet both edges of each wrapper with water or egg whites before pressing them together securely. Finally, it’s time to boil the ravioli for a few minutes until tender but not mushy. Season with herbs and sauce of your choice – voilà – delicious spinach ricotta ravioli are ready to savor!

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How To Make Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

After making this recipe once, you'll quickly understand why it's a classic favorite in many kitchens — not only does it look beautiful when served, but its delicious flavor combination is hard to beat. Plus, making these mouthwatering little parcels isn't as tricky as one might think; with the right ingredients and a careful eye while mixing together the filling and dough, your end product will be well worth taking the time for.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 small lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp flat leafed parsley, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, reserving the lemon juice
  • Place wonton wrappers on work surface or cutting board, 10 to start
  • Top each with 1 tsp of filling
  • Moisten the edge of wonton wrapper with water, fold in half to form a triangle
  • Press edge to seal
  • Arrange ravioli on parchment paper covered baking sheet
  • Repeat with wonton wrappers
  • Bring pot of water to a boil
  • Cook ravioli until them float in water, 3 minutes
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat, stir until browned
  • Remove from heat, add capers and parsley and lemon juice
  • Drizzle over ravioli and serve, top with remaining parsley
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Drizzle with the butter mixture and serve!

See how easy! Making spinach and ricotta ravioli is not as intimidating as it seems. Now that you have seen step-by-step instructions on how to make this Italian dish, give it a try! With ravioli, the possibilities are truly endless. So why not give it a go, and let me know how it turns out?  Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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