This homemade ravioli recipe is really easy to make, and even though it's not made using homemade pasta, it does take a little kitchen time, but it's worth it. Just do what I do: get your kids to help — I'm blessed with two of our four who love to be in the kitchen with me, it saves lots of time! We also like to turn on a good cooking show while we work. If you want a faster version that's a bit of a compromise because it uses bagged frozen ravioli, but is still not bad, check out my original ravioli recipe here.
Easy 3-Cheese Garlic Tomato Ravioli
Make sure to check out the pictures below for how to assemble your ingredients.
- 4 cloves garlic minced, or 2 teaspoons dried garlic
- 2 Tablespoons ghee or butter (approximate)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil (approximate)
- About 10 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese (For that small amount, I just use my box grater) – you'll need some for inside the ravioli and then save about 1/2 to 1 cup for the top
- 16 ounces soft mozzarella cheese (usually in the deli area at the store)
- 8 ounce package of cream cheese (I use organic)
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil, or dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt (or more if needed)
- Package of 48 wonton wrappers (the brand I use has a super short ingredient label)
- 24 ounce jar of your favorite organic pasta sauce (I only buy it in glass jars), or homemade if you have some
- Sauté garlic in the ghee (or butter) and olive oil for a minute or so, and then add in the cheeses and seasonings, and stir as it all melts.
- It'll be messy, but your house should be smelling reeeeally good by now. Do a taste-test to be sure it's delicious. It should be creamy and probably a little stringy, but that's OK, and it should be really yummy. If not, add a little more sea salt and pepper.
- Butter an 11×14 pan. (Either stainless steel or glass – it should be deeper than a cookie sheet.)
- Now start making the ravioli. Wet the edges of a wonton wrap, then put about a Tablespoon or so of the cheese mixture into each one and fold over into a triangle. Wet the edges again to seal.
- Place them into the pan as you go along.
- Once you have one layer, spread some of the sauce around.
- Add another layer and more sauce all over the top. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350* for about 25 minutes or until it's hot all the way through.
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See? Pretty easy. It just takes some time to get them all wrapped up. Let me know what you think!
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