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Ricotta Basil Ravioli and Tomato Cream Sauce

Garnish with parmesan, basil, and of course, amore!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 adult servings
Calories: 439kcal


Homemade Pasta

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz. all-purpose flour 1 ¾ c

Ricotta Basil Filling

  • 1 ½ c fresh ricotta
  • 1 c freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • handful of basil torn into pieces
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • ½ Tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon nutmeg
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Tomato Cream Sauce

  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • ½ Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon baking soda


  • Add egg yolks, egg, milk, olive oil, and most of the flour to a bowl. Stir with a fork until it begins to come together into a shaggy ball. Pour remaining flour onto work surface, and knead ball until it is smooth and elastic. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes.
  • Begin pasta sauce by pouring ingredients into saucepan and heat over medium heat, covered, stirring intermittently.
  • For filling, mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Take out and divide dough into four. Work with one section at a time, keeping the rest covered.
  • Roll dough out with floured rolling pin, or use pasta roller to roll dough extremely thin.
  • Working with very thin strips of dough, lightly imprint ravioli stamps onto dough.
  • Place 1 T ricotta filling onto center of each stamp imprint. Dip finger in water and wet edges of raviolis.
  • Lay second strip of very thin pasta dough on top of first strip to cover the ricotta. Gently begin to seal ravioli hearts by pushing on the ricotta filling to force out all excess air, then move towards the edges to seal. Repeat with all raviolis.
  • Use heart stamp to cut out each ravioli.
  • Gently toss in rapidly boiling water, about half of the batch at a time. Boil 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve raviolis with sauce, garnish with parmesan and basil.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 901mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 3mg