After returning home from today’s race, I took a wonderful 2 hour nap. When I woke up, I was starving! I remember a fun recipe sent to me by Beth for Sweet Potato Ravioli and decided to try a savory version.
One of the things I ‘miss’ since reducing my dairy intake is those stuffed pastas you buy in the freezer section. I used to eat them all the time when I was short on time for cooking, but now that I’m trying to limit dairy to once a day, the ravioli doesn’t look so appealing. I’ve been on the hunt for cheese-less ravioli, but these serve as a nice (if labor-intensive) substitution.
I’ve never made pasta from scratch. I used these won ton wrappers as “pasta”:
The stuffing was simple: mashed sweet potato and mashed rinsed black beans. For two servings, I used an entire potato and 1 cup of beans.
All that will fit in the wontons is 1 tablespoon of mix. Be careful not to overstuff!
I sealed each wonton with a little bit of water.
And then I boiled them for 5 minutes with a little olive oil.
I topped the ravioli with regular red pasta sauce.
It was good, but a little slimy. :) Maybe I cooked it too long? Honestly, I think wonton wrappers are best for frying. I bet the sweet potato and black bean mix would taste AMAZING in fried wontons. Obviously, not the healthiest way to prepare them, but it would be a nice change!
With a big arugula salad on the side.
All together now:
Plus, an orange for dessert:
Well, my friends, I’m off to be Caitlin at Unhealthy Tipping Point and get my dance on at the downtown Orlando clubs. ;) Hardy ha ha. We rarely go out because it’s so expensive, but Orlando has an excellent nightlife. I’m pumped!
Have you ever made pasta from scratch? Got any recipes?
That ravioli looks great. I’ve never made pasta but I’d love to try. Have a wonderful evening out – it’s your birthday, you’re allowed to be as unhealthy as you like! Have a cocktail for me 🙂