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Sweet Potato and Ricotta Ravioli

Sweet Potato and Ricotta Ravioli

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Delicious homemade sweet potato and ricotta ravioli in butter sage sauce. Follow the recipe to learn how to make amazing Italian style homemade ravioli from scratch.
1½ Hours
30 minutes

For the pasta:

  • 450 gram pasta dough
  • 1 medium sweet potato (9oz/260g)
  • 4.5oz/130g ricotta cheese
  • 1oz/30g grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon

For the sauce:

  • 1 stick (110g) unsalted butter
  • 15-20 sage leaves

1. Make a pasta dough: On a baking tray covered with parchment paper bake sweet potato until tender (about 40 minutes) at 400f/205c. Let cool 10 minutes, peel, transfer to a bowl and mash well.

2. To the bowl add ricotta cheese, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, lemon zest and freshly ground nutmeg. Mix well and transfer to a piping bag.

3. Divide the pasta dough into two-four pieces. Roll out the first piece into at least 0.5inch/1cm before using pasta machine (keep remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out).

4. Dust the pasta machine and dough with flour.

5. Set machine to #0 and feed it through. Fold one side of the piece of dough into the middle, then fold the other side over that to form 3 layers and feed it through the machine again, still on #0. Repeat at least 5 times.

6. Switch setting to #1 and feed it through the machine once. Switch setting to #2 and feed it through the machine again. Do the same until #5 or #6 if you like your pasta very thin.

7. Cut strips of rolled out dough so that they are about 1-inch longer on both sides of the ravioli mold. Place one sheet of pasta over the dusted ravioli maker. *Gently* press the pasta with plastic form. Pipe the ravioli. Place another sheet of pasta over the ravioli filling. Use a rolling pin to press the two layers of pasta together. Do it gently. Turn the ravioli maker over and give the mold a good shake until they fall out of the mold.

8. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

9. When the water are boiling start with the sauce, Place the butter in a skillet next to the pot, melt over medium-high heat, when the butter is melted toss the sage in and add the ravioli into the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Ladle in about 3-5 tbsp of cooking water and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by about half. Add the ravioli to the skillet and toss to coat, about 1-2 minutes.

10. Divide the ravioli among plates (5-8 ravioli per person) together with the sauce and toss with parmesan.


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