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Sausage and Ricotta Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Sausage and Ricotta Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

  • Prep

    50 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
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A delicious meal that combines the freshness of homemade pesto and the decadence of the sausage and ricotta ravioli stuffing. A sure-fire hit with your loved ones. This recipe can be made more figure-friendly by using wheat pasta, and chicken instead of sausage.

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  • Calories:
  • 800 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 49 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.5g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1329 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place onion and 3 cloves of garlic in a food processor. Process while drizzling in 1/4 cup of olive olive, until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in onion mixture, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into the food processor along with the ricotta cheese. Process until smooth, streaming more olive oil as necessary. Stir in paprika and cayenne, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon full of the sausage mixture onto the center of one wonton wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with the egg, then fold the wrapper into a triangle, sealing the edges tightly. Place ravioli on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat until all the wonton wrappers have been filled. Cover and refrigerate the ravioli until ready to cook.
  4. Meanwhile, place the basil and pine nuts in a clean food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times, then add 2 garlic cloves. Pulse 2 or 3 more times, then process until smooth while slowly adding in 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, stir in the ravioli. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the ravioli float to the top and the filling is hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Place ravioli in a large bowl and toss with 4 to 5 tablespoons of pesto.
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Reviews

camohn
15

camohn

9/29/2010

I didn't actually make the pasta/only the pesto sauce...I was looking for a pesto recipe for another recipe that needed pesto sauce in it. This one was a keeper. For the "to taste" I used 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. Update: I later made it again as a whole recipe. Everyone liked it though I did cut down on the cayenne....used less and used red pepper flakes (what I had on hand) as I thought it would be a little too spicy for our tastes.

foreversigning
9

foreversigning

7/30/2011

A lot of work, but VERY good!!!! I didn't do the Pesto sauce instead I made a Alfado tomato sauce to go with it.

CindyC
9

CindyC

2/7/2011

I just made the filling portion of this ravioli--I made my own pasta and used the best marinara sauce yet recipe for the sauce. I am giving this 5 stars based on the filling, which was delicious with just the right amount of heat. I did use mild Italian sausage and the full amount of cayenne pepper and it was perfect.

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