Sausage & Cheese Ravioli

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We’ve got your next Sunday dinner right here–this genius Sausage & Cheese Ravioli recipe from our friend The Culinary Dude. Kids will love stuffing the wonton wrappers (a convenient shortcut instead of making your own pasta) with a tasty combination of cheese, sausage, and herbs. Don’t forget the garlic bread!

1-8 ounce container ricotta cheese
1-8 ounce ball fresh buffalo mozzarella, drained and shredded
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 large egg
1/2 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon crushed anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons chopped onions
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
80-120 square wonton skins

1. In a large sauce pan, cook the garlic and onions in olive oil until fragrant.

2. Add the pork, red and black pepper, parsley, anise, paprika, and salt, and sauté until the pork is cooked. Set aside. Do not drain off any excess liquid.

3. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring to incorporate.

4. Once the pork mixture has cooled to room temperature, combine the meat and cheese, making sure that everything is evenly mixed.

5. Take one wonton skin and spoon a tablespoon of the mixture directly into the middle on it.

6. Wet the tip of a finger and lightly moisten the edges of the skin, then cover the mixture with another skin and press down on the edges where the previous skin was moistened. Make sure that all of the edges are sealed to ensure that the stuffing does not fall out during cooking.

7. Fill a pot of water three quarters of the way full and bring to a boil. Reduce heat by half and place the ravioli into the water with a slotted spoon. As soon as the ravioli float to the top of the water, they are done.

8. Mix with the sauce or butter of your choice and enjoy!

Makes stuffing for 40-60 ravioli.

This is a recipe from our friend Chef Scott Davis, The Culinary Dude who teaches awesome cooking classes to families, parents and kids in Los Altos, Sacramento, Napa, Healdsburg, Los Angeles, Sausalito and San Francisco. For more information email Scott Davis or visit for more details.

Photo courtesy of jamieanne on Flickr.

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