Homemade pasta is fun and easy. It just takes a little time and technique to be a pasta making machine! And it’s made even easier when you’re using your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, Pasta Roller and Ravioli Maker attachments.
Today, I’m going to be making a delicious and easy Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli recipe for you. I love the rich flavor that the roasted red pepper adds to this dish, and I know you’re going to love the way it tastes!
We’ll start out by adding the flour, eggs and salt to the bowl of the Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater. Combine slightly, then add the roasted red bell pepper puree and continue mixing until a dough ball forms. If the mixture is too wet, add a little bit of flour until it turns into a dough consistency.
Swap out the flat beater for the dough hook and knead the dough with your Stand Mixer for 4-5 minutes. When a dough ball has been formed, remove it from the bowl and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
While the dough is resting, hand-mix together the filling for this ravioli: a delicious blend of ricotta, parmigiano, lemon zest, salt, pepper and fresh thyme. It’s going to pair beautifully with the subtle roasted red bell pepper flavor from the ravioli.
Cut the dough ball into 4 equal portions. Wrap 3 portions in plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator until you’re ready to roll the dough. Lightly flour one dough ball.
Attach the Pasta Roller attachment onto the power hub of your Stand Mixer. Then, turn the Stand Mixer onto speed 2 or 3 and run the dough ball through the Pasta Roller. Continue adjusting to a thinner setting to ensure that the sheet gets longer with each pass through of the dough. Make sure your dough remains the width of the roller as that will be important when it’s time to fill the ravioli. Lightly flour the pasta sheet and set aside.
Remove the Pasta Roller and attach the Ravioli Maker onto the power hub of the Stand Mixer. Gently drape the pasta sheet over the Ravioli Maker, then turn the knob slightly so that pasta sheet feeds down into it. Place the hopper onto the Ravioli Maker.
Using the scoop provided with the Ravioli Maker, add 2 scoops of the ravioli filling. Press it down and smooth it out. Then, begin to turn the knob, continuing to turn until the filling is almost depleted. Add an additional 2 scoops per ravioli, smoothing and pressing down each time. Continue turning until all ravioli are made.
Transfer the ravioli to a lightly-floured baking sheet and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before cooking. Repeat this ravioli-making process with the other 3 dough balls you have reserved in the refrigerator.
To cook the ravioli, simply place them into a pot of salted boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they float to the top. I like to serve them with a simple butter and thyme sauce but feel free to get creative with your favorite sauce recipe!
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Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli
Makes 4-6 servings
For the ravioli
4 cups flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 roasted red bell peppers, pureed
For the ravioli filling
4 cups ricotta cheese
4 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Zest from 4 lemons
8 tablespoons fresh thyme
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
Into the bowl of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater, add 3 1/2 cups of flour, eggs and salt and mix until combined. Add the bell pepper puree and continue mixing until a dough ball forms. If the dough is too wet, continue to add the remaining flour until dough is no longer tacky.
Switch to dough hook and knead for 4-5 minutes. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
While the dough is resting, mix together the ravioli filing ingredients in a small bowl.
Cut the pasta dough ball into 4 equal quarters. Re-wrap remaining dough balls and transfer to refrigerator until ready to use.
Attach the KitchenAid® Pasta Roller to the power hub of your Stand Mixer. Sprinkle the dough ball with flour, then feed it through the Pasta Roller. Continue feeding dough through the Pasta Roller, reducing the dial each time to decrease the thickness of the dough. Make sure the dough stays the width of the roller.
Place the rolled out dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Remove the Pasta Roller and attach the KitchenAid® Ravioli Maker to the power hub of your Stand Mixer. Drape the pasta sheet over the Ravioli Maker. Gently turn the knob so that the pasta feeds into the Ravioli Maker. Place the hopper onto the Ravioli Maker. Using the scoop provided, place 2 scoops of ricotta mixture into the hopper. Press it down and smooth it out. Then, begin to turn the knob, continuing to turn until the filling is almost depleted. Add an additional 2 scoops per ravioli, smoothing and pressing down each time. Continue turning until all ravioli are made.
Transfer ravioli to a lightly-floured baking sheet and allow to dry for 10 minutes. Repeat this ravioli-making process with the other 3 dough balls you have reserved in the refrigerator.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the raviolis gently into boiling water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the ravioli float to the top of the water. Remove from the water, drain, and serve with your favorite sauce recipe.
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