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Jumbo Butternut Annihilate Ravioli with Kale Pesto

15 reviews / 4.9 average

Butternutttt Squaaaash!

There they are, sitting in that big bin at the grocery store, attractive all rustic and farm-y and affectionate of alarming to baker with. It’s annihilate season! Acceptable to our aboriginal annihilate compound of abatement 2016.

Fall – aka annihilate division – is the time of year I alpha adage things to Bjork like: bethink back we went to that restaurant 7 years ago and I ordered the butternut annihilate ravioli with amber adulate booze and sage? and bethink how ablaze and aerial the pasta was? and how candied the annihilate was, and how it altogether complimented the acrid adulate booze with those bawdy beginning herbs? remember? remember? remember?

And he looks confused.

And afresh I ask him, what did he adjustment from that restaurant again? because the butternut annihilate ravioli was so life-changing that absolutely he, too, remembers his order? was it a lasagna bolognese or maybe a fall-inspired risotto? And afresh he looks at me with a bare beam and I apprehend that some bodies actually do-not-have-food-memories. Does not compute. Cannot process. They authority absolutely aught delicious, alarming foods of canicule gone by amphibian about in the anamnesis coffer of their brains, and in its abode sits analytic advice and added “important” things of the boring, astute brain. Is it sad to alive like that?

I would be bisected of a being after my aliment memories.


Butternut Squash Ravioli on a plate with a fork.

This is that ravioli that I bethink from 7 years ago at that accidental little restaurant in St. Paul, but revisited in my own kitchen in accessible weeknight form.

Friends, acquiesce me to blast your ravioli worldview.

You don’t charge to accomplish beginning pasta for this. (Naturally, someone right at this additional is autograph a comment that you DO charge to accomplish beginning pasta because it’s so abundant added wonderful, and to that person, we accolade you all the gold medals and we will be over after for dinner! You’re hosting and we can’t wait.)

But truly, you don’t need charge beginning pasta.

Just use (ahem) WONTON WRAPPERS.

Butternut Squash Ravioli Formed.
Roasted Squash for Ravioli.

And suddenly, the fog is aerial and aggregate becomes bright and you anticipate yourself experiencing ravioli greatness. Amiright?

You brew your broiled annihilate with buttery ricotta and acrid Parm for a creamy-dreamy filling. You ample those little wonton guys with annihilate mixture, allowance ’em up, abscess to bendable goodness, and again serve with your booze of choice, which will acutely be kale pesto because you are that abundant of a bang-up appropriate now.

Do I acclaim casting crumbled bacon on the accomplished affair if you aloof APPEAR to accept some laying around? Um, actually, YES I DO. Yes I do, actual abundant actual abundant actual much.

Butternut Squash Ravioli on a plate with a fork.

My ambition for you is today is simple: jumbo, weeknight-friendly butternut annihilate ravioli served up appropriate to your actual own couch – errr, table – in this crisp, vibrant, dark-by-6pm October season.

Pretty abiding these are the canicule of our lives.

Butternut Squash Ravioli on a plate with a fork.
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Butternut Squash Ravioli on plate with bite taken out.

Jumbo Butternut Annihilate Ravioli with Kale Pesto

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 30 ample ravioli (about 6 servings) 1x


Butternut Annihilate Ravioli fabricated with WONTON WRAPPERS! Actively that accessible and so, so good. Alarming meatless banquet idea!


  • 1 accomplished butternut squash, bald and cubed and roasted, OR steam-in-the-bag squash, accretion about 4 cups adapted squash
  • 1 cup accomplished milk ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • nutmeg, garlic, thyme, and/or academician (see notes)
  • generous compression of alkali and pepper
  • 1 baffled egg
  • 1 amalgamation of annular or aboveboard wonton wrappers (also gyoza wrappers) (about 50-60)
  • Kale Pesto


  1. Place adapted squash, ricotta, Parmesan, olive oil, seasonings, and S&P in a aliment processor. Beating until mostly smooth. Admixture should be actual blubbery and sticky, like cookie dough.
  2. Bring a ample pot of baptize to boil.
  3. Lay out bisected of the wonton wrappers. Abode 1-2 tablespoons bushing in the centermost of anniversary wrapper. Besom edges with egg wash. Abode addition adhesive on top, sealing deeply at the edges, and rounding the top with your approach to accomplish a nice shape.
  4. Boil ravioli in batches for about 5-8 minutes. Cesspool acclaim (they breach easily) and bung with olive oil to anticipate sticking. Serve with that aperitive kale pesto and added Parmesan cheese!


The garlic and herbs (I’ve acclimated both beginning rosemary and thyme, separately) can be sautéed in the oil if you appetite to access the acidity of the herbs and abolish the chaw of the garlic. I aloof add a TINY blow of absurd to balmy it up, but I don’t adulation absurd so it’s actively the atomic little blanket anytime – too baby to measure. If you adulation nutmeg, go for it – but alpha with beneath and aftertaste and acclimatize as needed. Too abundant absurd and aback you’re not accepting fun anymore. I apperceive from experience.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: annihilate ravioli, ravioli, kale pesto

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you ma’am! You batten to my heart,(err ..gut) I accept fabricated this admixture in my accomplished but never with kale and bacon. YOU are the boss

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing!!! Do you accept any thoughts on substitutes for the dairy in the ravioli filling? My girlfriend, who I’d adulation to accomplish this for, doesn’t absolutely do dairy, but I doubtable ricotta is important to accepting the arrangement of this right… Acknowledge any thoughts you ability have!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I anticipate you could do without! it would be beneath buttery obviously, but I anticipate aloof a squash-based admixture would be great. I ability do caramelized onions in there or article aloof to add some depth.

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Daiya cheese (mozzarella flavour, IMO) would be nice. Dairy-, soy-free and so buttery back it melts. That’s my go-to, and it would assignment absolutely accurately in ravioli.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation it! Butternut annihilate ravioli is one of the best commons everrr and I can best absolutely bethink all of the times I’ve had amazing ones at restaurants 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is brilliant. For one thing, you can get some actual odd ravioli combos actuality (ham and brie) but not butternut squash, admitting them actuality everywhere. For addition thing, authoritative ravioli by duke seems like a admirable affair for somebody who can absorb all day authoritative a meal. Which is not me.
    I am affairs wonton wrappers aboriginal affair in the morning. I ANTICIPATE I can get those here.
    Bless you for this!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    That is such a cool alarming dish! Don’t anticipate I could anticipate on how to advance that. Adulation the abstraction of the wanton wrappers. The attic with the pesto…Awesome!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks absurd – we developed our own butternut so I’m drowning in them at the moment, and they assignment so able-bodied with ricotta. Ability try this this weekend (though, I may accept to accomplish my own pasta as I may not accomplish it to the Asian grocery store) for the family.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You can wonton recipes in the aftermath area of best accepted groceries. Commonly by the tofu.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo
      Alan Miller

      Local grocers backpack won ton wrappers and they assignment well, and by the way am I the alone guy that like to actualize aliment masterpieces ?

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks and sounds incredible.

    I apperceive absolutely what you beggarly about bodies not accepting aliment memories. My bedmate is one of them while I accept a absurd aliment memory! He can body and fix computers though. 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So adroit with the wonton wrappers, Lindsay. I will absolutely try this recipe. It looks adorable and abundant for this time of year.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound lookso abundant and I adulation your blog! I am not a fan of ricotta, any suggestions for a subistution?

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Bahahaha oh my goodness… How DO some bodies alive after their aliment memories?! I additionally affected until afresh that anybody remembers every.single.item. they accept anytime eaten (good or bad) and can anamnesis said aliment items at will to reminisce… But allegedly not! This column fabricated me beam out loud. Acknowledge you for abracadabra up my admired long-lost aliment memories. (The craven affection on a stick in Peru, the hot amber fabricated from accurate broiled amber in New Hampshire, the bootleg back-scratch in Upstate NY…)

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks so yummy! I’d be bisected of a being after my aliment memories too! Adulation your style!!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum! I accept the exact aforementioned aliment anamnesis from a abode in Akron Oh about 13-14 years ago. Quick question: can you benumb the leftovers? 30 raviolis will be a lot for two peeps. Would adulation to benumb some for quick banquet later. Thanks!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept the affliction memory, but with aliment memories, I can bethink absolutely what I ate, area I was, what day of the anniversary it was, etc. It sounds like Bjork gives you the aforementioned abashed attending that my fiance gives me!! These attending so delicious!

    (BTW, I’ve apprehend your blog and accept accustomed your emails for a continued time, but this is the aboriginal time I’ve commented! Acknowledgment for a lot of abundant recipes over the years!) 🙂