Ravioli is one of the most famous types of Italian stuffed pasta. But while cheese ravioli with tomato sauce is always delicious, there are other, more unique ravioli recipes to try. If you want to know how to make ravioli filling with ravioli sauce that stands out, check out these unique ravioli recipes.
Truffle Porcini Ravioli
The beauty of this type of pasta is that your favorite ingredients can be used for the ravioli filling or as part of the ravioli sauce—or both! Take Italian truffles and Porcini mushrooms, for example. Diced Porcini mushrooms, white truffles, and black truffles make for a delicious filling when combined with the traditional ricotta cheese. Drizzle truffle oil on top, or use Urbani Truffles White Truffles and Porcini Sauce as a base for a delicious cream sauce. Check out this homemade ravioli recipe from Sensibus.com.
Broccoli Rabe Ravioli with Friarielli Cream Sauce
Broccoli rabe ravioli is a delectable way to get your greens! Make the ravioli filling with chopped broccoli rabe (also known as friarielli) and ricotta cheese. Then, make a pesto or cream sauce using Eccellenze Nolane Friarielli Cream as a base. To get an idea of the measurements and other ingredients you might need, check out this recipe from ProportionalPlate.com.
Ravioli Vegetable Soup
Make a more filling vegetable soup by using ravioli as the main ingredient! Using the stock of your choice, like chicken broth or vegetable broth, cook your favorite diced vegetables until soft. Once the vegetables have been cooked properly, add the pre-made ravioli. It’s as simple as that! For specific instructions, check out the Food Network recipe.
Grilled Zucchini Ravioli with Tomato Basil Sauce
Cover your cheese ravioli with chopped grilled zucchini and the rich, fresh taste of tomato basil sauce. The zucchini and basil elements of this pasta recipe add a lovely garden vegetable and herb flavor to the standard ravioli dish. Cook the chopped eggplant with the tomato basil sauce in a large saucepan before adding it to the pasta.
Spinach Ravioli with Green Pesto Sauce
Learning how to make ravioli pasta infused with spinach is actually surprisingly easy; all you need is spinach, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, all-purpose flour, and salt. Once the dough is made, go ahead and prepare the spinach and ricotta ravioli filling. For the ravioli sauce, a green pesto will compliment the flavor and color of your dish. Learn how to make pesto or buy pesto sauce from SupermarketItaly.com.
Fried Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce
The recipe for fried ravioli, like this ravioli recipe from Delish, is relatively easy, but there is still room for creativity! Typically, fried ravioli are dunked in marinara sauce or tomato sauce. Instead, try dunking your fried ravioli in Casarecci Sun-Dried Tomato Almond Pistachio Pesto Sauce. This will provide a more complex, tangy flavor.
Baked Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce
Not only can ravioli be fried, it can also be baked. Baking ravioli is kind of like making a driveby lasagna recipe. It has incredible richness and texture, especially when it is made in an au gratin style with creamy alfredo sauce and breadcrumbs. For inspiration, take a look at this Creme de la Crumb recipe for Ravioli Alfredo Bake with Spinach and Bacon.
Ravioli with Italian Sausage and Grilled Eggplant
This recipe is for the meat-lover. Chop Italian sausage and combine it with ricotta cheese and Italian spices for the filling, like in this AshleeMarie.com recipe. Then, dice some Italian sausage and cook it with grilled eggplant for the tomato sauce. See how Food Network Chef Giada De Laurentiis makes her sausage and eggplant pasta sauce.