A variety of fresh mushrooms, ranging from mild-tasting button to intense porcini, is mixed with Parmesan and ricotta cheeses to make a robust filling for this classic Italian dish. This simple sauce is a flavor bomb that will keep your mouth watering.
Ravioli with Mushroom Stuffing
This easy pasta dish has a delicious mushroom stuffing made from crimini and porcini mushrooms, garlic, aromatic herbs, and ricotta cheese. It’s tossed with a creamy butter sauce and garnished with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts. It’s a quick and easy meal to prepare for the whole family!
How to Make the Mushroom Filling
First, prepare the mushroom filling: In a medium bowl combine the mushrooms, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to blend. Add the cream and mix well to form a paste. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before adding the Parmesan and cream cheese.
If you prefer a lighter sauce, you can skip the heavy cream and instead use half and half or a fat-free version. It’s a great option for those with allergies or intolerances to dairy products.
You can also make this filling ahead and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a day before cooking. The ravioli will be more tender and absorb the sauce.
The best way to cook these mushrooms is to saute them in a pan with olive oil. You can do this in just a few minutes, and it will give the mushrooms a nice savory flavor. If you’d like, you can even add a little white wine to the pan before cooking to enhance the flavor.
After the mushrooms have cooked, you can then add some fresh thyme and oregano to the pan. This will give the mushrooms even more flavor and make them more tender.
In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Gently drop the ravioli in and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the top. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.
Once the pasta is cooked, you can serve it with a simple sauce or you can make this sage and butter sauce. The sage and butter sauce is a fantastic complement to the mushrooms and cheese. It’s also a very versatile sauce for other pasta dishes.
How to Freeze Mushroom Ravioli
If you want to freeze these mushroom ravioli, place them on a baking sheet and cover with flour, making sure they’re not touching. You can then freeze the dough for up to 3 months.
This easy and delicious recipe is perfect for a quick dinner on busy nights. The savory and sweet flavors of this recipe pair nicely with a fresh salad and crusty bread. If you’d like to make this mushroom ravioli more hearty, you can substitute a few other vegetables and add some meats as well.
To make the filling, combine a mixture of crimini and porcini mushrooms with minced garlic, aromatic herbs, and ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. The sauce can be served on its own or with a side of garlic bread. It’s a tasty dish that will please your family.