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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Butternut Squash Ravioli - The Easy Way!

When I make pasta, it's an all day affair that usually ends with my kitchen looking like it was just flour bombed. It's an intense, messy job but always worth it once you get to eat it. I make huge batches and freeze it so that the enjoyment at least lasts for a few months.

But sometimes I want it without the hassle, and wontons are are a great way to make ravioli. Wonton ravioli are quite a bit lighter and much better with a veggie filling and a light sauce because they don't hold up too well in your usual tomato sauce. This is from Cooking Light a few months ago and is a great way to use leftover butternut squash (have you ever noticed that when you buy butternut squash you have way too much of it?). These ravioli are best with fresh baby spinach pesto. These will melt in your mouth!

1 butternut squash, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbsp fresh oregano
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup of grated parmesan, divided
salt & pepper
1 package of wonton wrappers (found near tofu in grocery store)
1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 400. Place squash on cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender.

2. Remove squash from oven and mash. Add the oregano, butter, and cheese.

3. Moisten 1/2 the edge of the wonton with egg and place 1 1/2 tsp of squash in the middle of the wonton. Fold over and seal. Place wontons on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper as you finish the rest.

4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully place the ravioli in the pot and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain and carefully mix with pesto, a brown butter and sage sauce or a drizzle of olive oil to finish.

*These freeze well! Make a big batch and store in a large tupperware container - just be sure to place parchment between each layer so they don't stick to each other. Put them in boiling water straight from the freezer - they're better if you don't thaw. Print Friendly and PDF

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