Holy ravioli! It’s officially the time of year for beautiful foliage, cozy sweaters, and warm, comforting meals. We’ve got that last one covered with our Pumpkin Farmer Cheese Stuffed Ravioli. Rich and hearty, this seasonal dish fills satisfying pasta pockets with a creamy blend of sweet pumpkin puree, bold parmesan, and luscious Lifeway Farmer Cheese. The flavor and texture are absolutely flawless, making this recipe the ideal way to savor the season.
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- 2 cups Gluten Free Flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 egg yolk
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 cup Cultured Kefir Butter
- Egg wash for Pasta
- oregano leaves for topping
- Black Pepper for topping
- In a bowl, Mix together all ingredients for your filling. Set in the fridge until your pasta is ready.
- In a bowl, add flour and salt and make a divide in the center.
- Crack your eggs into the center of the flour.
- Scramble the eggs in the center and begin to bring in the flour. Mix until you get noodle dough. Kneed and roll into a ball, and divide into two sections.
- Wrap one section in plastic wrap and roll our the other into a rectangle. Cut off edges to make a complete rectangle. Repeat with the second section.
- Add the Farmer Cheese mixture to a pipping bag (or a ziplog bag and cut off the corner). Lay out one rectangle of the pasta, and in sections about 3-4 inches apart, pipe about 2-3 tbsp of the Farmer Cheese.
- Add the egg wash (2-3 eggs raw scrambled) all around the Farmer Cheese mixture covering the pasta. Lay the other rectangle of the pasta over top and secure the edges together, and around the Farmer Cheese mixtures.
- With a cup or a round cookie cutter, cut out a circle around the pasta with a Farmer Cheese mixture in the middle. You can round the corners with a pasta cutter to make a design.
- In a large pot over high heat, boil water and add in the Farmer Cheese Raviolis. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.
- In a sauce pan, cook the butter down until it appears brown in color.
- Add cooked pasta in a bowl, top with brown butter sauce, oregano leaves, and black pepper. Enjoy!