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Three Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 40 min
Cooking: 40 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • For Fresh Pasta Dough:
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 medium Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • For Ravioli Filling:
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup White Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • For Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 cans crushed Tomatoes with Juice
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 2 tbs fresh Basil Leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium Egg, well beaten
  • 8 cups (2 ltr.) Boiling Water

Direction:

  1. To prepare Ravioli Pasta: combine Flour and Salt in a mixing bowl, stir in Eggs and Olive Oil and knead until smooth and stretchy. Alternatively use a kitchen mixer designed for preparing dough with the dough attachment.
  2. Place dough in a plastic bag and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  3. To prepare the filling: combine Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Salt and dried Basil and mix until smooth and even.
  4. To prepare Tomato Sauce: in a large frying pan, heat Olive Oil and sauté Onions and cook until soft. Add Garlic, and Tomato Paste and sauté for an additional 1 minute.
  5. Add Chicken Stock, Tomatoes, Oregano and fresh Basil and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Turn heat down to low and keep warm.
  6. To assemble Raviolis, divide Fresh Pasta Dough into 2 equal pieces. Using a pasta roller, or a rolling pin, on a well floured surface flatten each piece of dough to a 1-2 mm thickness. Cut flat dough into 5cm x 5cm square pieces.
  7. Place 1/2 tbs of the filling in the center of the cut dough. Brush four edges with beaten Egg, place another square piece of dough on top and using a fork press on the four edges to seal the ravioli. Repeat for the remaining filling and dough.
  8. Bring 8 cups of water to boil, drop 10-12 raviolis in at a time and cook until they float to the surface, remove and place over sauce in frying pan simmering on low heat to keep warm.
  9. Once all Raviolis are cooked, transfer Raviolis and sauce into a large serving dish and garnish with additional chopped basil leaves.

Chefs Tip: Raviolis can be made in advance and kept in a freezer for up to 60 days.

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