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heart beet ravioli

Heart Beet Ravioli

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Kneed
  • Cuisine: Italian


Homemade ravioli with beet dough and a ricotta mint filling, YUM!



Ricotta & mint filling 

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 68 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt & pepper tsp taste


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp beet puree (*see note)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Start by making the filling. Mix all filling ingredients together in a bowl and place in the fridge.
  2. To make the ravioli, place the flour on a clean surface. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Mix together with a fork to incorporate, add the beet puree, then use your hands to knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-10 minutes, add a pinch of extra flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking, and a pinch of water if your dough feels too dry.  Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the dough into quarters, take one piece and run it through a pasta machine on the largest setting 4-5 times.
  4. Keep running the dough through the pasta machine, lowering the setting each time you run it through. (Mine goes from thickness 7 down to 1)
  5.  place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling 2 inches apart over a pasta sheet. Brush around filling with water to moisten place a second sheet over, pressing down to seal. Use a heart-shaped cutter to cut into hearts, then give each ravioli a press around the edges to make sure they are sealed.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  7. Boil the ravioli for 2-3 minutes until they float at the top of the pot and serve with your favourite sauce.


To make the beet puree blend 1 cooked beat until smooth and creamy. Serve this pasta with your favourite sauce. They’re delicious tossed in some browned butter or with a pesto! I use this pasta machine to make this recipe. If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can also use a rolling pin and keep rolling the dough until it’s thin.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 19g

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