Ricotta and basil ravioli

Ricotta and basil ravioli
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in about 35 min, plus chilling

A delicious ricotta and basil ravioli recipe made using a simple home-made dough.


  • Basic pasta dough ingredients
  • 350g ricotta
  • 50g grated Parmesan, plus Parmesan shavings to garnish
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 15g chopped fresh basil, plus extra to garnish


  1. Make the basic pasta dough, cover and chill for 30 min. Roll out into 2 long, wide strips.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, egg and basil.
  3. Dot 6 piles of filling along one side of each pasta strip and brush around the filling with water. Fold over the pasta and press around each filling pile to seal and expel any air. Using a crinkled pastry cutter, cut into 12 ravioli.
  4. Boil for 4-5 min, until al dente. Drain. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter with basil and Parmesan shavings.


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