Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

roasted butternut squash

Sunday night dinners with my sister and her kids are a fun tradition for us, though they’re less frequent now that Niece is off to college {she’s a Nebraska Cornhusker like me!} and Nephew is in high school.

These dinners are always more fun when everyone is involved. So I’ll tell the kids they can pick the meal, but they’ll have to help make it {pot stickers and grilled pizzas are favorites}. This last time, they chose ravioli. So earlier in the day, I made 3 different fillings {beet, butternut squash and spinach/ricotta} and prepared two of the 3 sauces {cauliflower “Alfredo” sauce and turkey ragu}.

When the kids got here, we divided into teams and started assembling the little packages.  While I’ve made these with fresh, homemade pasta before, this time we used won ton wrappers for simplicity.

The result? A delicious mix-and-match ravioli buffet.

The hands-down favorite combination was the Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with a simple Browned Butter & Poppy Seed Sauce.

roasted butternut squash

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Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli
 
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 3 Tbs minced shallots
  • 3 Tbs heavy cream {I used homemade almond milk instead}
  • 3 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan, plus additional
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 package won ton wrappers {such as Melissa's}
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Slice butternut squash in half lengthwise. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut side down in baking dish, or on cookie sheet. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, until cooked through and soft.
  3. Scrape out flesh from squash. Measure 1 cup for the ravioli, reserve the rest for another use.
  4. In large sauté pan, melt 1 Tbs butter over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté for 1 minute. Add squash puree, and cook, stirring, until the mixture is slightly dry, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cream and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3 Tbs Parmesan and nutmeg, to taste. Season with salt and pepper. Cool completely.
  5. Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  6. Meanwhile, separate pot sticker wrappers and place on work surface. Fill small bowl with cold water. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the squash mixture in center of each square. Dip fingers in water and moisten edges of wrapper. Bring 1 corner of the square to the opposite corner, forming a triangle, and seal the "pasta" completely. Place on floured cookie sheet.
  7. Add the ravioli to the boiling water, carefully stirring as added, so they don't stick together. Cook until done - about 2 ½ minutes, or until the ravioli floats.
  8. While the ravioli cooks, melt 3 Tbs butter in large sauté pan, watching carefully to turn down heat to low once butter begins to brown.
  9. Remove ravioli from water using a slotted spoon and transfer to sauté pan. Carefully turn once to coat with brown butter, then transfer to plate or serving dish.
  10. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and additional parmesan and serve.
Notes
The ravioli freeze very well. Once shaped, place the ravioli {on cookie sheet} in freezer for 2 hours, and once frozen, place in Ziploc freezer bags until ready to use. No need to thaw before cooking.}

These ravioli are easy to make and freeze very well.  Once shaped, freeze according to recipe directions and cook as needed.

mom with ravioli

There’s my mom, showing one of her perfect little pockets… with color-commentary from niece Katie!

 

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2 Responses to Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

  1. Kathi @ laughingspatula.com February 7, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    What a great post about cooking with family! My daughter and I are rivals in the kitchen! food + love = happiness! Oh! and the ravioli look devine too!

  2. Indre @ cupcakesnmiracles February 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    It looks amazing. I really have to try my own ravioli. Yours look gorgeous.

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