13 Ravioli Fillings That’ll Inspire You to Make Your Own

The idea of making ravioli may seem daunting, but once you’ve got the hang of rolling out pasta, it’s pretty easy. Fillings can, and should, go beyond cheese. Think of ravioli as a pasta pocket for just about anything from meat to fish to veggies and more.

Ready to get creative with your ravioli? Here are some inspiring stuffing recipes to get your sauces boiling.

1. Asparagus Ravioli with Pan-Seared Cremini Mushrooms

Oh My Veggies

This is a new way to eat asparagus. Stuffed into whole wheat and homemade pasta sheets, this is a healthy ravioli perfect for your veggie loving friends.

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2. Beetroot and Cashew Ricotta Ravioli


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This is the ideal ravioli recipe for your vegan friends. Plus, the bright red color of the beets creates a bright pasta dough.

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3. Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli

Lobster and shrimp are sautéed in brown butter before being stuffed into homemade pasta pockets for a luxe pasta dish topped with rich tomato cream sauce.

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4. Brussel Sprout, Fig, and Ricotta Ravioli

Nothing says fall like the flavors of savory Brussel sprouts and rich, sweet figs. Together, with cheese, they make sweet and savory pasta filling that warms, and fills, the tummy.

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5. Chocolate Cheese Ravioli

If you didn’t know dessert ravioli were a thing, consider this your lucky day. Chocolate dough stuffed with sweetened Italian cream cheese is the new way to end a meal.

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6. Crab and Creamy Vino Ravioli

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A creamy white wine sauce is the perfect coating for delicate crabmeat and lemon zest-filled ravioli.

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7. Duck Confit Ravioli

This may sound like a complicated and fancy pasta to master, but it’s actually super easy once the duck is done.

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8. Fresh Corn Stuffed Ravioli

If fresh corn is out of season, this sweet fluffy pasta recipe is still doable. Just substitute frozen corn and start stuffing.

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9. Gorgonzola Butternut Squash

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If you love sweet butternut squash and earthy gorgonzola, you will love this unique pasta recipe.

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10. Pear and Cheese Ravioli

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Ripe pears provide the perfect sweetness to cut the creaminess of the cheese in this pear and cheese ravioli.

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11. Sausage and Beef

Do you like #sausage and #ravioli or your ravioli stuffed with sausage?

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Meat lovers will eat this ravioli up. Sautéed sausage and beef are a hearty and delicious way to stuff homemade pasta or wonton wrappers if you’re short on time.

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12. Shitake and Arugula Ravioli

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Italian and Asian flavors come together in this fusion dish made with shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce and tahini.

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13. Sweet Potato Ravioli

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Sweet potatoes are available year-round, so this is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket.

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