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Homemade Cheese Ravioli

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

If you love pasta., this is so easy to make. Homemade Ravioli – made with homemade pasta dough and filled with a mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, served with a homemade  marinara sauce and  fresh basil. So delicious and so fresh with a few simple ingredients. You can make several batches and freeze them for future use.  


1 cup ricotta (I use whole milk)

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

2 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped

1 egg

Pinch of salt and pepper

Additional Parmesan and/or basil for garnish


Make fresh pasta and let it rest as directed. Spread additional semolina flour on a baking sheet and set aside. Roll out dough into two long rectangles using a pasta machine. Begin to boil a large stockpot full of well-salted water.Mix together ricotta, Parmesan, parsley , salt, pepper. 

Using a small scoop, place a ball of filling on one half of the dough, approximately 1 inch apart.Fold half of the dough over the filling and press down around the filling to seal the dough together. Using a cutter or knife, cut between each filling to create the individual ravioli pockets. Place the ravioli on the prepared baking sheet until ready to boil. Continue making ravioli with the remaining dough and filling.

Once the water is at a rolling boil, cook the ravioli pockets in batches. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan. Pasta will take approximately 2-4 minutes to cook to al dente, depending on the size of the ravioli. Once they begin floating, remove from the pasta water and place into the sauce.

You can also plate them and spread the sauce on top. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and basil as desired!

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