Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. + 7 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. minced shallots
  • Puree from one medium butternut squash (approx. 1½ C.)
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ¾ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ C. ricotta cheese
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • One batch fresh pasta dough
  • 12 sage leaves, chopped + 5-6 additional whole sage leaves for garnish
  • Toasted pine nuts (optional for garnish)
  • Goat cheese crumbles (optional for garnish)
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt one tablespoon butter and sautee the shallots until translucent. Turn the heat down and add the butternut squash puree, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Remove from heat and stir in the ricotta cheese and goat cheese.
  2. Roll the pasta dough into thin strips. Use a glass to cut circles as pictured below. Spoon one teaspoon butternut squash filling into the middle of each round. Brush edges with water and press to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
  3. Boil pasta for 3-4 minutes until it floats. Give it a toss in a skillet with butter to brown it as well.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the butter and chopped sage leaves over low to medium heat until brown. Remove from heat.
  5. Spoon butter over the pasta and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and goat cheese (optional).
Recipe by Frugal Bites at http://frugalbites.com/butternut-squash-ravioli-with-sage-brown-butter/