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 🙂 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
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3 eggs
- Put the 2 cups of flour and teaspoon of salt in the bowl of my electric mixer and formed a well.
- 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
- Using the dough hook, I turned the mixer on low and mixed for about 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Take the pasta dough, tear it in half, and roll it out on a floured work surface
- 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
- Take a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut your dough into hearts
- 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.
- Boil for 3-5 minutes (the thicker ones took more time, about 6 minutes)
- 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.
- Serve with your favorite pasta sauce or olive oil and parmesan cheese.
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