The Everyday Occasions Store:
tour of our home
browse my SUMMER recipes
Shop the store
the everyday occasions store
ribbon Pink Bakery boxes
kitchen brush set
summer sugar cookies
IMG5 IMG8365
linens kitchen
summer collection enamelware
hydrangea cupcakes linens
IMG3135 IMG9178
linens blue & white containers
summer essentials
clean bottles collection
baking sheets & parchment
herb pots
platter collection
kitchen essentials
baking supplies
m78 m79
baking supplies bread board collection
linen storage ideas
m88 IMG8861
Baking pantry house & home details
IMG6260 IMG0728
summer packaging favorites Summer Recipes

Monday, May 9, 2011

Easy Homemade Ravioli Recipe | Ricotta Cheese Ravioli Recipe

Easy Homemade Cheese Ravioli | Ricotta Cheese Ravioli

Homemade Ravioli Recipe | Ricotta Ravioli Recipe

Homemade pasta is so easy and so worth it.  It is not something I do on a Tuesday night, but something I enjoy doing on the weekend when I can spend some leisure time in the kitchen.

Last Saturday night we stayed in made ricotta ravioli in a simple tomato basil sauce.  It was fun to turn some really simple (and inexpensive) ingredients, into a hand-crafted special dinner.  Oh yeah... it was a pretty crazy Saturday night! 

Homemade Ricotta Ravioli
4 servings

1 recipe of fresh pasta
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of parmesan cheeese
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 recipe of tomato sauce (or Fresh Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce)

Start by making a batch of pasta dough (Pasta Recipe).  After the dough as rested 20 minutes, divide it into 4 pieces and roll them out into thin long pieces in the pasta roller.   Each piece should be about 4"x 24".

We received this ravioli mold for a wedding gift - I can't believe how great it works.  Each little pillow turned out perfect and professional looking.
I missed a step in the photos, but you can follow the instructions on the ravioli maker, if you have one.  If you don't...

Lay out one piece of dough and put dollops of the ricotta mixture every 2 inches (in a grid pattern).  Place a 2nd sheet of dough over the ricotta and seal around it with your fingers.  Cut the ravioli apart with a knife.

*Yes that is Mike getting in on the fun...


To cook the ravioli, boil in a large pot of salted water for 1-2 minutes, or until they are floating.

*Toss them in a simple tomato basil sauce or (if it Summer and the tomatoes are plenty) Fresh Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce and serve with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.


  1. Cool! You make your own pasta! Thanks for sharing this. Most of the blogs I found online buys pasta. This is really great! Thanks!

  2. I just got that same ravioli maker for Christmas and I'm finally testing it out tonight. I was looking for the perfect filling recipe and I am trying yours! Your pastas look beautiful!
    How many did the filling make? It says four servings, but I didn't know how many that meant. Just thought I'd ask. I'll figure it out pretty soon and let you know how it goes. =)

  3. It made 56 (probably more if I could roll them a little thinner...) and they were devoured by my husband, me, and four kids. I had to sneak one away for my buddy I walked with tonight. Delicious!

  4. Mouth watering!!! Looks delicious.


home entertaining and ifestyle expert
join the
The Everyday Occasions Store: IMG1667 ribbon m12 Pink Bakery boxes IMG9415 linens IMG0864 kitchen IMG0153 summer collection IMG3148 enamelware IMG0170 platter collection pastry bag roll of 100 IMG8499 m85 bread board collection LogoBlack2 m31 IMG9619 home m6 IMG8992 recipe m66 SummerIndex1