Homemade 3-Cheese Ravioli With Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
"Four cheese" anything in the food world doesn't just mean four different types of cheese; it usually signifies quadruple the quantity, too. Here, in this ravioli recipe, you get the depth and nuance of creamy ricotta, smoky mozzarella, and salty, sharp Parmesan, plus a sauce that would make anything taste great for just 510 calories.
Nutrition: 510 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated), 790 mg sodium
1 cup part-skim ricotta
1⁄2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella (if you can't find smoked, regular mozzarella will do)
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
48 wonton wrappers
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 pints cherry tomatoes (a combination of red and yellow works especially well)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn, plus more for garnish
Salt and black pepper to taste
How to Make It
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
- Mix the three cheeses together.
- Working on a clean, floured surface, lay down a single wonton wrapper and place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in the center, being careful not to overstuff.
- Paint the edges of the wrappers with egg whites, then top with another wonton wrapper.
- Press firmly around the edges to secure the filling inside the ravioli.
- Repeat to create 24 ravioli.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat.
- Cook the tomatoes and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes until the tomatoes are lightly colored on the outside and about to burst.
- Use a fork to lightly crush a few tomatoes to give this a more sauce-like quality. Add the basil and remove from the heat.
- Salt the boiling water and turn down the heat to medium so that it's gently boiling.
- Carefully drop in the ravioli and cook for 3 minutes, then drain.
- Divide the ravioli among 4 warm plates or bowls, then top each with the tomatoes.
- Top with grated or shaved Parmesan and more fresh basil.
Eat This Tip
Once you've mastered the art of ravioli-making, the possibilities for stuffing and saucing are endless. Here are some other excellent combinations we love.
- Ricotta cheese filling with Bolognese sauce
- Shredded chicken and roasted red peppers filling with pesto
- Fresh goat cheese filling with fresh tomato sauce
- Peas puréed with mint filling, butter, and grated Parmesan