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Homemade Ricotta Ravioli

Homemade ricotta is easy to make and this recipe shows you the ropes. Creamy fresh ricotta gets mixed with spinach and garlic for a savory ravioli filling.

81% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Homemade Ricotta Ravioli

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 8 cups whole milk (1.9 L)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz baby spinach (170 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water (235 mL)
  • 1 packet wonton wrapper

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 639
  • Fat 34g
  • Carbs 49g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 50g
  • Protein 36g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Add lemon juice, stir and let sit for about 30 seconds.
  2. Remove the milk from the heat, let stand for about 15 minutes to curdle.
  3. Place a strainer over a deep bowl. Line the strainer with a cheese cloth of a clean kitchen towel. Pour the milk into the kitchen towel and let strain for about 30 minutes.
  4. Discard the liquid.
  5. Sauté spinach and garlic.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta and spinach. Salt to taste. Add one beaten egg.
  7. Spoon mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper.
  8. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water. Top with another wonton wrapper. Gently seal around the filling in the center and the edges.
  9. Boil ravioli for two minutes.
  10. Drain ravioli and serve with your choice of sauce.
  11. Enjoy!
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Homemade Ricotta Ravioli