This Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli post is sponsored by Softsoap.
I’ll be honest: I never liked fresh pasta. It just always tasted so off to me, which is a hard thing to describe, but that’s the truth. Pete is a huge fan of fresh pasta, so when my grandma got him a pasta maker last Christmas, I let out a little sigh. It meant unfavorable fresh pasta would be in our home.
And then Pete made it.
It was amazing.
All these high-end restaurants making fresh pasta not to my taste, but Pete’s recipe is so good. He makes it often, and I just love it. He uses the same dough recipe for spaghetti, lasagna noodles, and ravioli, too — and it’s amazing every time. Pete used it over the weekend to make ravioli stuffed with my favorite kale pesto. What a delicious dinner!
Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli
What You’ll Need:
For the ravioli:
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8oz. ricotta cheese
For the kale pesto:
- 2 cups kale, packed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated parmesean
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
What You’ll Do:
Make the kale pesto.
Beat the eggs. Put the eggs, flour, and salt in a stand mixer and beat on low for about two minutes.
The dough may be crumbly. Add a bit of water and mix again.
Take the dough out and kneed it into a ball until it is all combined.
Yes, you need to use your hands for this and they will get messy. So take a minute here to pause and wash your hands.
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And this time of year, when winter is making your hands so dry, you definitely want to put lotion on them. This is a great way to do that without the greasiness that lotion can leave.
When your hands are clean, wrap your dough in plastic wrap and let it rest about 20 minutes.
Cut a chunk of dough and roll it through your pasta maker. Roll it until you reach your desired thickness, then cut the sheet in half.
Put a few dollops of kale pesto on one half of the dough. Add a dollop of ricotta, then, cover that with the second piece of dough. Using a ravioli cutter (which is amazing because it pinches it closed for you) cut the ravioli.
Continue until you’re out of dough.
Boil them in boiling water for three minutes. Drizzle with oil olive and a dollop of kale pesto, then serve.
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Love kale? Try our other kale recipes.
Red, White, And Bleu Kale Salad
Mouthwatering Kale & Bean Soup
Wednesday 11th of January 2023
Recipe lists ricotta as an ingredient but never says when/how to add it. Is it an ingredient or not???
drugstore diva lisa
Thursday 12th of January 2023
It says it, Micki, in this step: "Put a few dollops of kale pesto on one half of the dough. Add a dollop of ricotta, then, cover that with the second piece of dough."
Thursday 25th of April 2019
Second time I have tried this dish – absolutely delicious! Thanks ever so much for this!
Monday 3rd of April 2017
Ravioli is one of my favorite things to cook. This looks great!
Gentle Joy Photography
Saturday 1st of April 2017
Your ravioli sounds good... and what a healthy variation.
Friday 31st of March 2017
Guess it's time to take my pasta maker out of the box and use it! My dry hands also need a good soap with lotion in it also. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.