Caramelized Shallots, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
makes enough stuffing for 40 small ravioli pillows
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 cups fresh spinach finely chopped
- 1 cup finely cut shallots – from about 4 shallots
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh pasta dough. Here is the link to a pasta dough recipe I posted. Fresh homemade pasta
In a pan heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté shallots until slightly brown and caramelized. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl add the ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, salt, pepper, and cooled shallots. Mix together. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
Roll out pasta dough onto a floured surface into a thin sheet.
Cut sheet into 2 1/2-3 inch strips. It helps to use a ruler to cut the strips evenly.
You can see in the pictures below how Rani and her friends made their ravioli.
Rani used a fork to crimp the ravioli edges to seal the stuffing. While her friends just crimped the edges with their fingers.
Though Rani and her friends made ravioli in this way, feel free to play around with bigger ravioli pasta pillows and other fun stuffed pasta shapes.
Once ravioli is ready, cook in boiling water with salt and 1 tbsp olive oil for 5-7 minutes. Serve with pasta sauce of your choice. Ravioli with caramelized shallots, spinach and ricotta is ready 😋.
Caramalized Shallots and Spinach Frittata:
This stuffing is so delicious that it tastes good even on crackers or on a baguette as a spread, as stuffing for manicotti and pasta shells, and in a frittata. For frittata just mix 1-cup stuffing with 6 eggs and salt and pepper. Butter a baking pan and pour egg mixture. Bake in 350-degree oven for 30 minutes until a a toothpick inserted in the frittata comes out clean. Serve with a side of salad.