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.
HOW TO ACCOMPLISH OUR BUTTERNUT ANNIHILATE RAVIOLI (50 Sec):
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.
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.
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.Print
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
- 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.
- Bring a ample pot of baptize to boil.
- 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.
- 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