How to Make Ravioli


There are times when store bought ravioli will do, like when you’re short on time or you’re craving some quick comfort food. However, the difference between packaged ravioli and homemade ravioli from your kitchen is like night and day. If you don’t know how to make ravioli, what’s holding you back? Homemade ravioli is what pasta night dreams are made of.

Step 1: On a large, clean work surface, make a mound out of 4 cups of flour

Step 2: Make a well in the center of the mound.

Step 3: Crack 8 jumbo eggs into the well.

Eggs in the center of a pile of flour on a wooden board the first step in making homemade pasta

Step 4: Use a fork to beat the eggs until they are fully mixed.

Step 5: Using the fork, gradually pull flour into the eggs. You’ll only need as much flour as the eggs can absorb, so keep an eye on your dough.

The flour being slowly pushed towards the eggs in the center and being mixed together the second step in making homemade pasta

Step 6: As soon as the dough comes together, knead it until it’s smooth and elastic. If it gets sticky, add more flour as needed.

The third step in making homemade pasta is for the dough to be kneaded in this case on a wooden board

Step 7: Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 8: Use a pasta machine or roll the dough into two long rectangles, about 1/16-inch thick. (For tips and an in-depth tutorial on making your own pasta, click HERE.)

The dough for homemade pasta is being put through the pasta maker at progressively smaller notches

Step 9: Use a tablespoon to place filling (see below for filling ideas) about ½-inch apart at the bottom of each rectangle.

Step 10: Moisten the dough at the bottom edge of the rectangle and in between the filling.

Step 11: Fold the top of the rectangle down and press around each tablespoon of filling to seal the edges.

Step 12: Cut the ravioli out with a crimped cutter or knife, then use a fork to add texture around the edges.

Step 13: Freeze the ravioli for 2 minutes.

Step 14: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Step 15: When the water is boiling, gently add the ravioli. When they float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate.

Step 16: Add a drizzle of olive oil and shredded cheese or your favorite sauce, and enjoy!

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