Jul 18, 2012

Mushroom and Spinach Ravioli with Chive Butter Sauce

This was my first time ever making pasta from scratch! As a result, I see a pasta roller in my future (hint hint to the hubs - and, BONUS, I have lots of those 20% off coupons too!)

These little raviolis were so good, but they were sooooo labor intensive! Rolling out pasta dough is a workout! I think I worked off enough calories to eat two servings!! Which is a good thing, because I'm pretty sure I ate at least 2 servings!

It's so cute!

 The Chive Butter Sauce was good, but these little guys can stand alone.  The one thing I wouldn't do is put a red sauce on them. I think that would take away from the delicious flavors combined in the filling.

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water (or more as needed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or more as needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg white beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

  1. Whisk together 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons water, and 2 eggs until combined; set aside. In a separate large bowl, combine flour and salt and make a well in the center. Pour the egg mixture into the well and stir until just combined. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, adding more flour or water as needed. This should take about 5-10 minutes. Wrap dough tightly with plastic rest and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 clove minced garlic and stir until onion softens. Add 8 ounces of fresh chopped mushrooms and continue cooking and stirring until the veggies are soft and the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Beat 4 ounces of cream cheese in a bowl until smooth, stir in the cooled veggie mixture, 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper. Mix to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.\
  4. Roll the pasta dough out very thin, about 1/16". Using a large 3-4" cookie cutter or tart cutter cut circles out of the dough. Roll each circle out as thin as possible. Working with one circle at a time, brush the pasta lightly with the beaten egg white and top with 1 heaping tablespoon full of the filling right onto the center of the pasta. Top with another piece of pasta and pinch edges to seal. Use your cookie cutter or tart mold to cut the pasta once more to form a uniform shape. Reserve the finished ravioli on a floured baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pasta and filling.
  5. Fill a large pot about 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil. Salt the water using about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Once the water is boiling, stir in the ravioli and return to a boil. Cook about 3-4 minutes or until the pasta floats to the top. Drain.
  6. Begin making the sauce while you are waiting for the water to boil, but keep and eye on it! Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over mid-high heat, cooking and stirring until browned (about 5-7 minutes). Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons chives and serve over hot ravioli. Enjoy!


  1. These look really good! Next time you might try rolling out a top and bottom sheet of pasta. Then spoon dollops of the mushroom mixture onto the bottom sheet, covering with the top and cut away.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, and yes, I agree that is much more productive :) ~Marion

  2. This looks great! I can't wait to try it. Although, I'm a little lazy and might just use won ton wrappers instead of making my own pasta. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

    1. Hey, won ton wrappers are a great idea!! Thanks for stopping by, Debi!


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