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Homemade Classic Ravioli Recipe

Learn how to make delicious homemade Classic Ravioli from scratch with this easy to follow recipe. Fresh pasta filled with your choice of filling, perfect for a comforting dinner or special occasion.

Classic Ravioli is a traditional Italian dish that is made from fresh pasta that is filled with various ingredients such as cheese, meat, or vegetables.
The pasta is typically cut into square or round shapes and then filled with the desired ingredients. The ravioli is then boiled and served with a variety of sauces such as marinara, pesto, or butter and sage.
Homemade ravioli is a comforting and delicious dish that can be enjoyed for a special occasion or as a comforting weeknight dinner.
The fillings can vary and be tailored to personal preference, giving the dish a lot of versatility.


Homemade Classic Ravioli Recipe

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe keys: EggFlour
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
60 min 5 min - 65 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 300kcal
Best season: all

Classic Ravioli is a traditional Italian dish

that has been around for centuries.
The origin of ravioli can be traced back to medieval times in Italy, where it was a popular dish among the upper classes. The word “ravioli” comes from the Italian word “riavvolgere,” which means “to wrap.”

Historically, ravioli was considered to be a luxury food and was often served at special occasions and celebrations, such as weddings and festivals. The fillings for ravioli have evolved over time, with early versions often being filled with meat, cheese, and herbs.

Homemade Classic Ravioli Recipe
Learn how to make delicious homemade Classic Ravioli from scratch

The traditional method of making ravioli from scratch, rolling out the pasta dough, placing the filling on one sheet and then placing the second sheet on top, and cutting out the ravioli, is a time-consuming process.
However, it is still a beloved and cherished tradition among many families and communities, who passed down the recipe and the technique of making them.

Today, ravioli is enjoyed all over the world, and it has become a popular dish that can be found in many Italian restaurants and also available in supermarkets as a pre-made frozen or refrigerated product.



  1. In a large mixing bowl,

    combine the flour, eggs, and salt.
    Mix well until the dough comes together.

  2. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until it becomes smooth and elastic.

  3. If the dough is too dry, add a little water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is very thin.

  6. Place spoonfuls of your desired filling on half of the rolled out dough, leaving a small space between each spoonful.

  7. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling and press down around the edges to seal the ravioli.

  8. Cut the ravioli with a knife or ravioli cutter.

  9. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Gently drop the ravioli into the boiling water and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until they float to the surface.

  10. Drain the ravioli and serve with your desired sauce.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

  11. Note
    • The filling options are endless, you can use meat, cheese, vegetables, or even a combination of them.
    • You can use other types of flour like semolina flour, or gluten-free flour for different texture or dietary restrictions.
    • You can also use food processor or a stand mixer.

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