The other week, I had a fun night teaching a group of teenage girls how to make ravioli! They had an absolute blast learning and making these little pockets filled with goodies. I thought I would share my teaching experience with you and, of course, provide a simple recipe to make your own at home!
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Homemade Ricotta Ravioli

This simple filling is light and oh so yummy!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword homemade ravioli
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 571 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches


Pasta Sheets

  • 1 batch pasta dough

Ricotta Filling

  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 each lemon zested
  • 2 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • To taste salt


  1. Roll pasta out to thin sheets, going from second to thinnest setting on your pasta roller. Place on a semolina covered counter or baking sheet.
  2. Mix together ricotta filling until everything is incorporated. Spoon filling on to a pasta sheet, making sure to leave enough space to properly seal filling with other pasta sheet.
  3. Once filling has been place on the pasta sheet, using either water or an egg wash, egg wash pasta sheet, sectioning off the filling to create individual pockets. Place top sheet over and press down to seal raviolis, making sure there are no air pockets.
  4. Using a stamp, press, or pizza cutter, cut out ravioli's and place on a flour dusted baking sheet until ready to boil. Repeat until all of the pasta dough is used up or all of the filling has been used.
  5. Salt boiling water and gently drop raviolis into boiling water. Once they float to the top, gently scoop out with a slotted spoon, making sure the water is drained.
  6. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.

Recipe Notes

*during our cooking class, the girls asked if the dough scraps could be reused. We tried and there was no salvaging the scraps into making more dough.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ricotta Ravioli
Amount Per Serving (13 g)
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 490mg 20%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 17.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.