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Toasted Zucchini Ravioli is a delicious from-scratch meal made by placing spinach and ricotta filling inside thin slices of zucchini.

Toasted Zucchini Ravioli

Toasted Zucchini Ravioli is a delicious from-scratch meal made by placing spinach and ricotta filling inside thin slices of zucchini. My husband enthusiastically declared this recipe to be a winner, and then filled his plate with a second helping. I think that you will love this easy recipe for Toasted Zucchini Ravioli just as much as he did.
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Zucchini
  • 9 ounces Frozen Spinach
  • 15 ounces Whole Milk Ricotta
  • 1 cup of Shredded Mozzarella
  • 4 Large Egg
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Flour
  • 1 cup of Italian Breadcrumbs
  • about 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cups of Bolognese Sauce

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the zucchini. Use a peeler to slice the zucchini into thin slices, then arrange them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Then bake at 350 for 5 minutes. This prevents the final result from being too watery. (Keep the oven on when you are done).
  2. Defrost the spinach and squeeze out any excess water. Pour the spinach into a bowl, add the ricotta, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, and one egg. Season with salt and pepper and stir together.
  3. To assemble the ravioli, place 2 slices of zucchini, slightly overlapping on a work surface. Add two more slices of zucchini across, so that it looks like a plus sign. Add a heaping tablespoon of the ricotta filling in the middle, and then fold over the edges. 

  4. I think it is easiest to assemble all of the ravioli at once, then to bread them, and then to fry them.

    How to Make Zucchini Ravioli
  5. After you have assembled all of the ravioli, it is time to bread them. Place the flour, remaining eggs, and breadcrumbs in separate bowls and whisk the eggs together. One by one, coat the ravioli in the flour, egg, and then breadcrumbs.
  6. Put just enough olive oil in a skillet to coat the bottom and heat it over medium heat. Once hot, add the ravioli - I think that 6 fit in a skillet nicely. Toast the first side until golden brown, this will take about 3 minutes. Then flip, and add more olive oil to skillet as necessary. Continue to toast the remaining ravioli in batches.
    How to Make Toasted Zucchini Ravioli
  7. Pour a thin layer of the bolognese sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish. Add the ravioli, and pour the remaining bolognese over the top. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella over, and bake for 30 minutes.
    Toasted Zucchini Ravioli | Toasted Zucchini Ravioli is a delicious from-scratch meal made by placing spinach and ricotta filling inside thin slices of zucchini.

Recipe Notes

I recommend pairing the zucchini ravioli with a bolognese sauce. The meatiness of the sauce complements the fresh taste of the zucchini - it also makes the meal more filling. Each zucchini ravioli is pretty large - about 3 inches square. I think that 3-6 ravioli is enough to fill you up. I had some leftover ravioli, and I reheated them in the oven the next day. The leftovers held up surprisingly well.