Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce, made with pasta dough from scratch and roasted garlic and butternut, tastes like heaven.
Servings 12 servings
- 1 1/2 cups Semolina Pasta Flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose Flour
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 1/2 lbs butternut squash peeled and roughly chopped
- 8 whole garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- salt and pepper to taste
Sauce & garnish
- 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
- 10 whole fresh sage leaves
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
To make the filling:
Toss the squash with the garlic in a bowl with just enough olive oil to evenly coat everything. Roast on a baking sheet at 400oF for about 45 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and mix in a food processor to combine - slowly pouring additional olive oil into the mixture until the consistency is smooth. Add parmesan, dried sage, and salt and pepper, to taste. Use this filling to make the ravioli.
Use a ravioli press to add and seal one teaspoon of filling in between each pasta sheet. Dip finger in water and wet edges of pasta before adding second sheet to allow for a nicely sealed ravioli. Use a roller, gently pressing down, to seal them up. Be sure to heavily flour the outside of your pasta to enable easy release.
Boil the ravioli in plenty of salted water until just done. This will only take a short time! The ravioli will float on the surface of the water when they are finished. Carefully remove and drain. Serve with sage butter, a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts, and a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese.
recipe makes 6 dozen ravioli
- To cook: toss the ravioli in salted boiling water for just a few minutes until they float.
- To freeze: line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add a single layer of the homemade ravioli. Set in freezer and once completely frozen, they can be added to a resealable plastic bag. Be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.
- Making the pasta: I prefer an even mix of semolina flour to all-purpose flour. It gives the pasta great texture and chew, plus it's insanely easy to work with. The addition of olive oil to the dough can be tasted in the final pasta - YUM! You must kneed your pasta dough for a solid ten minutes. If you want to do this by hand, more power to you, but pasta dough is not a soft dough like bread dough, so you're in for a workout. I highly recommend using your Kitchenaid mixer. You have to be sure to cover the dough and allow it to rest. This process allows the gluten to do whatever gluten does to make pasta wonderful.
- To roll out the sheets of pasta dough to make your homemade ravioli, you can roll it on the counter by hand, but I highly recommend using a pasta roller. I've used the KitchenAid pasta attachments before, and while they certainly are easy to use, there is something so satisfying about rolling pasta dough in a quality made in Italy pasta roller. Just be sure you use enough flour to avoid any sticking in your pasta machine.
- When forming the ravioli, be sure to have floured all of your dough generously so that it releases easily from the mold.
Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10275IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2.8mg