Homemade pasta is divine. It is not difficult - although it can take some time. However - the result is worth every minute. This is my dear H's Ravioli.
This was the perfect way to use up some leftovers in the fridge! He stuffed it with things we had on hand already: 1 spicy italian sausage, 1 uncooked hamburger patty, basil, and an egg. H only had to buy some goat cheese for this - and it was ready to go.
While the pasta dough (click here for recipe) was resting - H browned the two meats. Then, he rolled out one section of dough at a time - and filled it before moving on to the next section.
He cooked this up for me as a 'Pre-Race' dinner the night before my half marathon. It was so tasty - I didn't want it to end. After cooking - the pasta was tossed with butter and parmesan. Just thinking about it now is making me hungry again.
Tips for success:
* get all of the air out between the filling and the dough with your fingers
* When cooking - do not let the water boil. A hard boil will knock your delicate Ravioli's around too much
* Make extras! This freezes really well - and you can have a weeknight meal ready to go!