Greens Filled Ravioli with Garlic Butter


For the Ravioli Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed

For the Greens Filling:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach or any mixed greens (like kale, Swiss chard, or arugula), chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


Making the Dough:

  1. On a clean surface, make a mound with the flour. Create a well in the center.
  2. Crack the eggs into the well and add the olive oil and salt.
  3. Using a fork, gently beat the eggs and gradually incorporate the flour from the edges.
  4. Once the dough starts to come together, knead it with your hands until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Add water a few drops at a time if the dough is too dry.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

Preparing the Filling:

  1. In a skillet, cook the chopped greens over medium heat until wilted. If using tougher greens like kale, cook until tender.
  2. Transfer the cooked greens to a bowl and let them cool.
  3. Once cooled, combine the greens with ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Assembling the Ravioli:

  1. Divide the dough into two portions. Roll out each portion on a floured surface into thin sheets (about 1/16 inch thick).
  2. Place small mounds of filling (about a teaspoon each) onto one sheet of dough, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  3. Brush around the filling with water and cover with the second sheet of dough. Press down around each mound to seal.
  4. Using a ravioli cutter or knife, cut out individual ravioli. Press the edges with a fork to ensure they are well sealed.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli in batches for 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon.

Making the Garlic Butter Sauce Greens Filled Ravioli :

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant and lightly golden, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.


  1. Gently toss the cooked ravioli in the garlic butter sauce.
  2. Serve immediately, topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

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