4 Cheese Pesto Ravioli

A savory and fresh pasta dish that is delightful!
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
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Cooking Method: Stovetop
Food Category: pasta, Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food

Ingredients

  • 1 ea Homemade Ravioli Dough See notes for recipe.
  • 1 cup Pesto Use more if you'd like. See notes for recipe.
  • 1/2 cup Parsley Fresh. Packed tight. Sub basil if you'd like.
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese Sub your favorite if you'd like.
  • 1/3 cup Goat Cheese Sub your favorite if you'd like.
  • 1/3 cup Cotija Cheese Sub your favorite if you'd like.
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1.5 cups Spinach Fresh. I'd suggest maybe using up to 3 cups.
  • 1.5 cups Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 ea Pine Nuts To Garnish.
  • 1 ea Parmesan To Garnish.
  • 1 ea Salt To Taste. I used Truffle Salt. 😉
  • 1 ea Pepper To Taste.

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients (make sure your pasta dough is made by this point).
  • In a food processor (I don't suggest using a ninja like I did), combine the parsley, garlic, feta, goat, cotjia, and pecans. Process till blended.
  • Taste. Add salt & pepper to your desired level.
  • Your ravioli insides are ready to go!
  • Place a proper amount (varies based on the size of raviolis you want) onto a pasta dough sheet.
  • Cover with a second pasta dough sheet.
  • Stamp out the raviolis and place them onto a very well floured surface (I used a cookie tray).
  • In a large pan, heat the oil and tomatoes. Stir frequently.
  • This is a great opportunity to boil your raviolis as the tomatoes will take a little time to cook.
  • Once the tomatoes have wilted / softened / cracked open, add the spinach. Continue to stir.
  • The spinach should wilt pretty quickly. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add your cooked (and drained) raviolis into the pan.
  • Add the pesto, pine nuts, and any additional salt & pepper. Gently stir as to not bust open any raviolis.
  • Garnish with shaved parmesan, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Click here for my Pesto Recipe.
  • Click here for my Italian Pasta Dough Recipe.
  • Click here for my Homemade Ravioli Instructions.
  • So I used parsley as a filling here because I had an excess growing in my herb garden.  Basil or another herb would be an improved substitute in my opinion, although parsley certainly worked fine.
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