Monday, October 1, 2007

Mushroom Ravioli with Creamy Tomato Sauce

I had some wonton wrappers in my freezer after using part of it to make Suganya's Vegetarian Dumplings so I decided to make Mushroom Ravioli with them. I got my inspiration from this recipe but made some modifications and served it with a store bought Bertolli Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Pasta Sauce to which I added some cream and jazzed it up with some home-grown basil. Since the ravioli filling was home-made, I could spice it up a bit more and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought I made quite a lot and even made plans to freeze some but we finished the entire batch over dinner and the next day's lunch... :)

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI with CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

Ingredients

Wonton Wrappers
White Mushrooms - 6 to 8 oz, chopped
Baby Bella Mushrooms - 6 oz, chopped
Garlic - 6 cloves, chopped
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Mixed Italian Herbs - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp or more
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Cream cheese - 1 to 2 oz softened
Parmesan cheese - 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp to serve
Salt and pepper to taste
Pasta Sauce of your choice
Heavy Cream - 2 to 3 tbsp (optional)
Basil leaves - few (optional)

Method:

1) Heat olive oil in a pan and saute onions and garlic till lightly brown. Add in the mushrooms, red chilli flakes, herbs and let them cook down considerably until all the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. Switch of stove and stir in the cream cheese and parmesan . Since i chopped everything very finely I didn't have to puree it. Let this cool a bit.



2) Lay the wonton wrappers and brush with water. Place some filling in the middle and cover with another wrapper. I used a fork to press down on all sides. At this point, you can freeze them for later use.



3) When ready to cook, heat a big pot with water ( I didn't salt it because the wonton wrappers were salty enough) and when boiling.. add about 4 raviolis at a time and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and carefully remove them before adding the next batch or raviolis.

4) Meanwhile.. warm the pasta sauce with a few tbsps of cream (optional). Serve the Ravioli with the pasta sauce and top with some parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

28 comments:

  1. i adore mushrooms, so i will be trying this. thanks for the recipe.

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  2. laavanya..they look so good..i wil try this method out with spinach..yummy!

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  3. Beautifully done Laavanya. I normally use a single wonton for each raviolis. So mine are triangular in shape. The fork crimps look professional.

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  4. beautiful!! I am not a mushroom fan, and yet portobello raviollis are the only thing I enjoy eating! I'm up for making them, so will soon try them out!

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  5. well done lavanya.... i love mushrooms so this goes into my must try recipe list:)

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  6. Wow! You actually made your own ravioli. Now that is something I would never do! :-)

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  7. Looks delicious, you make it seem easy to make Raviolis at home!:))

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  8. Lovely ravioli, Laavanya! i still rely on store bought ravioli...you inspire me to make them at home :)

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  9. Big time yummo on the mushroom ravioli.

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  10. you made ravioili from scratch??? That's so nice. I love mushrooms. Still, I would like to try the same with some spinach too. Looks fabulous with that tomato sauce.

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  11. yummmmmmmmmm ...............Ravioli rocks :-)

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  12. Thank you Bee. It was pretty easy to make.. hope you try it.

    Rajitha, I'm planning to try with a spinach-mushroom combination as well next time.

    Thank you Suganya.. That's neat idea about making them into triangles. Less wonton more filling in each that way.

    Mansi, I had portobello raviolis with alfredo sauce at an Italian restaurant and loved it.

    Sia, I hope you try it - we like mushrooms too.

    TBC, It's super easy with these wonton wrappers. Giada's recipe says to use eggroll wrappers. That may work too.

    Asha, it truly was easy with these wonton wrappers.

    Tee, do try them at home and let me know.

    Thank you Cynthia.

    Kribha.. yes.. it would be a nice idea to add spinach. I plan to try that next. Thank you.

    Thanks Sirisha :)

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  13. Lovely raviolis dear.. though I am not a fan of them..:D..hehehe

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  14. Lavanya, I love ravioli,but cannot eat mushroom. so will try a different filling,pics are beautiful

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  15. That sounds awesome! I have to try this out! Hubby loves mushroom ravioli, I could cook him a surprise :)

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  16. That looks awesome, Laavanya!

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  17. They look delicious. I love home made ravioli. I have a packet of wonton wrappings in the freezer, i never thought about making ravioli with it. Should give it a try

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  18. wow! making ravioli using wonton wrappers is cool :)
    looks so creamy n delicious with that sauce!

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  19. Looks soo delicious! You reminded me that I have some frozen wonton wrappers too...I'll be trying this soon.

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  20. Aha......delicious plate. We need more time to cook it but after all it worth in the end. Always give me surprise with your new recipe.

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  21. hi laavanya, first time here..nice dishes u have here, esp the cheese cake, i am drooling over its sight..but am not sure, if we get these wonton sheets here in the gulf.

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  22. Thank you Siri.

    Sreelu, you could use spinach and cheese as a filling too.

    Shweta, Hope you try it out and your husband likes it. Let me know.

    Thank you Padma.

    Happy Cook, The wonton wrappers made it so easy to make these at home.

    Thank you Richa... :) I didn't want to eat with Alfredo so just made a creamy tomato sauce instead.

    Hope you try it Nupur..

    Thank you Kajal. This wasn't too hard to make though I was worried it would be too time consuming initially.

    Welcome to my blog Kitchen Scientist. If you get eggroll wrappers, they could be used too. Check the freezer section. Hope you can try making the cheese cake.

    Thank you Shanti Bhanu.

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  23. excellent , Lavanya..loved Olan recipe too..

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  24. I have never made or tasted it! wonder how it tastes. would love to try.

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  25. Thank you Seena.

    Sharmi, you haven't tasted ravioli yet? I like the ones you get at Macaroni Grill and Maggianos. There are also a lot of frozen varieties you could sample but making them at home is easy too.

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  26. I never thought abt using wanton wrapper. Always bought store made or made from scratch

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  27. Hi Laavanya,
    Hope you are doing good.

    I have never tried Ravioli...may be will try sometime .

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