Pumpkin ravioli

This pumpkin ravioli is a traditional fall vegetarian dish from Northern Italy.

The filling is enriched with amaretti biscuits to enhance the sweetness of the pumpkin.

The sauce used in this recipe is butter and lemon, that compensate the sweetness of the filling, another classical sauce used for this ravioli is butter and sage sauce.

You can prepare these ravioli in one of our cooking classes.

Pumpkin ravioli

Pumpkin ravioli

Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10


Ingredients for filling:

  • 500 g pumpkin
  • 100 g amaretti
  • 200 g pear or apple mostarda Italian specialty prepared with fruit, sugar and mustard
  • 200 g parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • nutmeg to taste
  • salt
  • pepper

Ingredients for dough:

  • 400 g flour W160-200 – protein content around 11%
  • 4 eggs medium 60-70g
  • semola or flour to sprinkle the table and prepared ravioli

ingredients for seasoning:

  • 1 lemon
  • 150 g butter
  • 100 g grated Parmigiano Reggiano


  • Prepare the dough, create a volcano with the flour, put the eggs inside and mix, knead the dough for at least 20 min until it becomes elastic, then wrap in plastic film and reserve for 30-60 minutes.
  • Slice the pumpkin and bake it for 30 minutes, then peel it and remove the seeds, cut and mix the pumpkin, the mostarda, the amaretti, the egg and the parmigiano reggiano in the blender.
  • Add to the mix the breadcrumbs (the filling has not to be too wet), salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste.
  • Sprinkle the surface of the table with semola, divide the dough in 4 pieces, use the first one and cover with plastic film the other ones.
  • Using the pasta machine, start with the thicker setting and then step by step continue to the thinner setting.
  • Lay the pasta sheet on the table, distribute evenly the filling in small heaps in half of the rolled dough, use water to wet the dough surface where there’s no filling, cover with the other half, try to extract all the air from each raviolo, press the dough in order to stick,
  • Cut the ravioli with the specific small wheel or use a ravioli stamp.
  • Put the butter in a small pot and let it melt and brown as desired, squeeze the lemon and add the juice to melted butter.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil, put the ravioli in, let them cook 2-3 minutes, more or less, depending how thin you have rolled the dough, obviously the ticker, the longer the time.
  • Serve ravioli, pour the lemon and butter sauce on top and sprinkle some grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
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