Raviolis aren’t the easiest Italian food to make, but they have got to be one of the best! They present such a wonderful blend of flavor…all in one meal. Definitely worth the work (sometimes 😉 ) in my opinion.
This is another recipe by my Italian great-great grandmother. ❤ May it continue to be enjoyed by many for years to come! Click below to get the printable version of this recipe:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 4 oz. frozen spinach, thawed
- 1 egg
- 1 TBSP powdered Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 eggs
- 4 c. flour
- A little water
Let’s get cracking! 😀 First, brown the ground beef, then mix it with the rest of the filling ingredients.
Then it’s time for the dough! Crack your eggs and measure your flour into a large bowl and begin mixing with your hands. Pour in a little water until the dough reaches a firm, but slightly sticky consistency.
Find a clean spot on the counter (if there’s any left… 😉 ), lay down a nice thin layer of flour, and start rolling out your dough. Try to make it as thin as you can, but don’t stress it. 🙂
Then cut it into rectangles big enough to hold about 2 TBSP of the filling. About 5 in. by 3 in. or so should be good, it doesn’t have to be precise.
Dump about 2 TBSP of the filling onto a rectangle…
Fold the edges over so they meet… then crimp with a fork.
Then, flip the ravioli over and crimp the other side. Try not to tear the dough; it’s not a big deal if you do, it just might fall apart when you boil it. 🙂
Place your finished ravioli on a baking sheet, and repeat with the other ones! Depending on how thin you rolled out the dough, you might run out before you use up your filling, but you can always make a little more. 😉
Once they’re all done, pop them in the freezer for at least 1 hr., or until you’re ready to cook them.
When you’re ready, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and toss in the raviolis. Let them boil for about 6 minutes. Some of them may blow apart during the boiling process, but that’s ok. They’re still edible, they just might not look as pretty.
After the boiling process, drain them, pour plenty of your favorite pasta sauce on them, and enjoy! You’ll never regret all your hard work… And if they didn’t turn out perfect–they still taste amazing. 😉
Have you ever had raviolis? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy cooking! 🙂