Toscana Mia Vegetarian Ravioli Filling

spinach ravioli 4Stuffed pasta: tortellini, ravioli or agnolotti, is part of  Italian culinary history  and of our personal history.There are dishes that taste tradition, smell of home,  flavors of childhood, recipes that are part of our life.For this reason we cannot talk about the perfect recipe or the right way to do things.

Every region, every town, every family has its recipe.

These are  two of our ravioli fillings.

Ravioli Ricotta e Spinaci – Ricotta  Cheese & Spinach

500g fresh pasta                                                               300g spinach

200g ricotta cheese                                                            2 eggs

80g  freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese       Nutmeg

Salt and pepper

Cook the spinach, chop it and mix it with  the ricotta, the Parmigiano , the eggs, nutmeg, salt and pepper.Stir it well .

  • Using a teaspoon, take small portions of the spinach filling and place it in little heaps, well-apart on a sheet of pasta.spinach ravioli 2

Cut with a knife and seal the edges with a forkspinach ravioli 3

Ravioli alla Zucca  -Pumkin

200 kg of pumpkin             80 g of  freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano  cheese

50 g ricotta cheese             50 g of bread crumbs or Amaretto cookies (biscuits)

2 eggs                Nutmeg                   salt and pepper

Clean the pumpkin, removing the seeds from the central part , cut into thick slices, wash and dry them, then put them to cook in the oven at 200 ° C /400 F for one hour.When the pumpkin is cooked, remove the peel and pass the pulp through a vegetable mill, collecting it in a bowl.polpa di zucca

Add the eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmigiano  cheese, bread crumbs, salt and nutmeg.

Stir  the mixture with a  spoon and then let it rest for 30 minutes.pumkin ravioli 1pumking ravioli 2

  • Using a teaspoon, take small portions of the spinach filling and place it in little heaps, well-apart on a sheet of pasta.

Cut with a knife and seal the edges with a fork

Cook the ravioli in boiling salted  water and serve  with nice sauces .Prefer light condiments that enhance the filling. Use herb flavored butters,tomato sauces or sauces that  enhance the hours you have dedicated to your stuffed pasta.

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