Spinach Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce

Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce


This recipe is a little bit labor intensive, but oh so delicious! Trust me, it’s worth it!

For the Ravioli Dough:

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3 eggs

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. olive oil

lukewarm water


For the Spinach Filling:

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 egg yolk

10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and drained, or 1-1/2 cups cooked fresh spinach

4 TBSP Parmesan cheese

¼ tsp. cracked black pepper


Sift flour into bowl; make a well in the center. Add eggs, salt, oil and 3 TBSP water. Mix well and form it into a smooth dough ball, adding a little more water if necessary for proper dough consistency. Put the dough ball in a bowl, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.


Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Place one portion on a well-floured board and roll with a well-floured rolling pin until dough is about 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Cut into strips 2 inches wide with a knife or a pastry wheel. Combine all ingredients for Spinach Filling. Place 1 tsp. spinach filling at 2-inch intervals on one strip. Lay second strip of dough over filling. With fingers gently press around each mound to seal in the filling. Cut between mounds with knife, making each ravioli about 2 inches square. Cook in boiling water for 15 minutes.


For the Tomato Cream Sauce:

2 TBSP butter

2 TBSP olive oil

2 whole small onions, diced

6 cloves garlic, diced

1 large cube chicken bouillon

1 cup water

1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 cup heavy cream

2 tsp. dried or fresh parsley

Parmesan cheese, to serve


Melt butter in a sauce pan and add olive oil. Saute onion until almost transparent and add diced garlic. Cook together until garlic is softened and becomes fragrant. Add chicken stock made from bouillon and water and stir well into the onions and garlic. Allow to simmer with the onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add tomato sauce and stir. Add heavy cream and carefully stir it to allow everything to blend together well.


Serve over Ravioli with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh Parsley sprinkled on top.



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