Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

A big bowl of rich and delicious pasta can feel like quite the indulgence in my house, especially if it’s homemade. After using the KitchenAid® Pasta Attachments, I realized that making homemade pasta – which can seem like a burden – can be much easier and quicker than I thought, not to mention tastier! KitchenAid helped me change my perspective of homemade pasta from “special occasion” to “weeknight indulgence.” This particular recipe for Butternut Squash Ravioli was a snap to make and tasted amazing. The results speak for themselves.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

For this recipe, I used a simple pasta base of just eggs and flour. It is incredibly rich and irresistible. To start, add your eggs to the center of a deep well in your flour then use your fork to gently whisk together the egg and flour combining the ingredients.

As you begin seeing the egg and flour come together, bring in more flour from the sides and continuing whisking. Once you see a ball of dough forming, it can get much harder to whisk so this is when you need to get your hands a little dirty. Begin to form the dough with your hands then split the dough into four separate balls. Knead the dough for a while until all the bubbles of air are gone and you are left with leathery, pliable balls of pasta dough. Add flour as needed during this process.

This is when things get fun!

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Next, we need to make sheets of pasta to prepare our ravioli. This is where the KitchenAid® Pasta Roller and Stand Mixer come in. Flatten each ball of pasta out and carefully feed each sheet of dough through the rollers at settings 1, 2 and 3. We want to create four long and beautiful sheets of pasta. This process is so easy and fun. Seeing your sheets get longer and longer is really gratifying.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Once you have finished flattening your sheets, you will move on to the final step of making your ravioli. The KitchenAid® Ravioli Maker makes this a cinch, and you can use whatever filling you desire. For this particular recipe, I wanted a lovely butternut squash filling that was seasonal and indulgent without lots of work or ingredients. To create the filling, add cooked butternut squash, an egg yolk, cinnamon, salt and pepper to your blender and blend until smooth. That’s it!

Then it’s time to finish the ravioli. Detach your Pasta Roller and replace with the Ravioli Maker. Take a sheet of the rolled pasta, fold it in half and slide the folded end into the Ravioli Maker. Take each of the two top ends and lay them over the metal rollers so you can add the filling in between them. Add the filling into the Ravioli Maker and turn the handle to feed the sheets through the attachment and form the ravioli.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Then the Ravioli Maker gets to work. You simply crank out the ravioli pillows while continuously adding filling. The ravioli forms perfectly and the pillows come out incredibly even using the attachment. I have made ravioli by hand before and trust me, this is much easier and absolutely gorgeous too! Forget splurging at a restaurant or reserving this dish for a holiday; you can easily make this at home whenever you’re craving pasta!

Butternut Squash Ravioli

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Butternut Squash Ravioli

INGREDIENTS

For the butternut filling

1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked butternut squash cubes (about half of medium butternut squash)
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste

For the pasta

2 cups all purpose flour
3 large eggs
4 cups water
Touch of salt

For the brown butter sauce

8 tablespoons salted butter
Optional: parsley and parmesan for garnish

DIRECTIONS

For the butternut filling

Add cooked butternut squash, egg yolk, cinnamon and salt and pepper to a blender or food processor.

Blend or pulse until thick puree is formed and all ingredients are combined. Set aside.

For the pasta

Start by creating a deep well in the middle of your flour. Add eggs to the center of the well.

Using your fork, start in the middle of the well and begin to whisk together the egg and flour gently pulling in more of the flour on the sides. Continue whisking until all the flour has combined with the eggs forming a ball of dough. Use your hands as it begins to get harder to whisk with your fork.

Adding more flour as needed, split the dough into four separate balls and knead each ball of dough getting out all of the air and flattening until they are leathery in feel and pliable.

Once done kneading, attach the KitchenAid® Pasta Roller to your Stand Mixer and feed each ball through the roller starting at level 1 and going up to level 3. Your ravioli dough should be a little thicker so it can handle the filling. Once you finish each sheet of pasta, lay it on a parchment lined baking sheet dusted with flour.

Once all the sheets are completed, detach the Pasta Roller and replace with the KitchenAid® Ravioli Maker. Take a sheet of pasta, fold it in half and slide the folded end into the Ravioli Maker. Take each of the two top ends and lay them over the metal rollers so you can add the filling in between them. Add the filling into the Ravioli Maker and turn the handle to feed the sheets through the attachment and form the ravioli.

Once you’ve filled all of the ravioli sheets, carefully separate the ravioli along the perforations using a pizza cutter or knife.

To cook the ravioli, add 4 cups of water and a sprinkle of salt to a pot; bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add ravioli to the pot and cook approximately 3-5 minutes until they float to the top of the water. Remove and drain.

For the brown butter sauce

While pasta is cooking, add butter to medium sized pan over medium low heat.

Allow butter to melt and continue to heat until it begins to brown and you see tiny dark specs in the pan. It will also smell quite nutty. Watch carefully so you don’t burn the butter.

Once browned, remove from heat.

Add drained ravioli to butter and toss to completely coat.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Butternut Squash Ravioli Recipe

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