There isn’t a lot of Valentine’s themed food out there so here we are, ItsySparks to the rescue! Ravioli is hearty, comforting is better for you when you make it with spinach. Heart-shaped ravioli is just adorable!

The heart-shaped ravioli obviously can be made without using a heart shape and can be frozen either way. Freezable meals are my life – I’m not sure if you’ve noticed ūüôā Sometimes it’s worth doubling the recipe so you can fill up that freezer of yours!

Spinach and Cheese filling

  • 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Dough Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs

Heart-Shaped Ravioli

Directions

  1. Put the 2 cups of flour and teaspoon of salt in the bowl of my electric mixer and formed a well.
  2. Put the 3 eggs and tablespoon of olive oil into the well and began mixing the eggs with your hand, slowly incorporating flour until all the flour had been incorporated
  3. Using the dough hook, I turned the mixer on low and mixed for about 5 minutes.
  4. Cover the dough in the bowl with a damp paper towel for 15 minutes and made the filling. Start a large pot of water to boil.
  5. Take the pasta dough, tear it in half, and roll it out on a floured work surface
  6. Roll and roll until the dough is thin enough to pick up without tearing. I gave the second piece to my husband to roll and his came out thinner
  7. Take a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut your dough into hearts
  8. Place a spoonful of filling into the center of half the hearts, brush the edges with water and place a past heart on top and seal.
  9. Boil for 3-5 minutes (the thicker ones took more time, about 6 minutes)
  10. You can freeze these by laying in a single layer of floured ravioli in an airtight container, then placing a layer of wax paper and adding more ravioli’s on top.
  11. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce or olive oil and parmesan cheese.
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