One of the unique things about pasta of literally any kind is how they can be combined with various food items and still come out very delicious.
Ravioli is no exception; they are easy to make, and our compilation of recipes for its filling will convince you to ditch the traditional cheese kind for more creative mixes that you can make right in the comfort of your home.
1. Crab and Creamy Vino Ravioli
This recipe is a fancy take on seafood and pasta with the filling given citrus notes through the addition of lemon zest. This dish is best eaten paired with a coating of creamy white wine sauce.
2. Chocolate Cheese Ravioli
Chocolate cheese ravioli is a unique dessert idea you may have been looking for. The ravioli is cut out of chocolate dough and then filled with sweetened Italian cream cheese.
3. Fresh Corn Stuffed Ravioli
Do you want to add that unique feel of farm freshness to your ravioli? Try cooking fresh corn with your favorite seasonings. If you don't have fresh corn, you can use frozen or canned corn.
4. Beetroot and Cashew Ricotta Ravioli
This recipe makes a tasty vegan meal, making it just right for when you are on a diet. The savory filling combines beetroot — which makes for adorable ravioli pieces — and cashews.
5. Sweet Potato Ravioli Filling
One of the everyday food staples that never go out of season is sweet potato, and thankfully, they make an excellent filling for ravioli.
6. Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli
This recipe is our other favorite seafood ravioli filling; the shrimp and lobster are sautéed in brown butter and then stuffed into the ravioli. A drizzle of olive oil or tomato cream sauce holds the combo together to make an explosive sensation.
7. Brussel Sprout, Fig, and Ricotta Ravioli Filling
The Brussel sprouts and figs are mixed with ricotta cheese to make a decadent filling for ravioli. For presentation, give the dish a sprinkle of black pepper, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese.
8. Gorgonzola Butternut Squash Ravioli Filling
Do you love hearty bowls of food? This unique recipe is just right for that!
9. Pear and Cheese Ravioli Filling
Give your basic cheese ravioli a special upgrade by adding sweet ripe pears.
10. Shiitake and Arugula Ravioli
Ravioli is of Italian origin, but that doesn't mean you can't add flavors unique to other nationalities! For one, this recipe is an excellent way to combine Italian and Asian flavors thanks to its unique ingredient list that includes shiitake mushrooms, tahini, and soy sauce.
These recipes sound delightful, but since the dishes won't magically appear before you, get up and give yourself a treat! We promise you will love it!