Recipe for Three-Cheese Ravioli

Three Cheese Ravioli
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Ratings (21)
  • Total: 28 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
346 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 346
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 763mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 18g
Calcium 325mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This homemade ravioli recipe is filled with a combination of ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, which makes for a great combination of creamy texture and flavor. Try using spinach pasta, and topping the ravioli with chanterelle, sun-dried tomato, and kalamata olive pasta sauce. Or simply use any tomato sauce, or even just butter and parmesan cheese.

Tip: A small cookie scoop, such as the OXO Cookie Scoop, is perfect for portioning filling onto the rolled-out pasta dough.

Cooking Equipment Needed: Whisk or fork, measuring cup, cheese grater, measuring spoons, stock pot, pasta maker, small bowl or custard cup, bench scraper, knife or pizza cutter, baking sheet, slotted spoon, or spider


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 cup mozzarella (grated)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ​thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon salt (divided)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 1 recipe for homemade pasta dough

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this homemade ravioli dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Make the Ravioli

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk or a fork.

  3. Add the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, mix well with a fork. Set aside.

  4. Fill a stock pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

  5. Meanwhile, lightly dust a work surface or a pastry mat with flour.

  6. Fill a small bowl or custard cup with room-temperature water.

  7. Use a bench cutter or a knife to cut the dough into four to six equally sized portions and cover them loosely with plastic wrap.

  8. Take one piece out and roll it into a thin sheet, about 5 to 6 inches wide, according to your pasta maker's instructions.

  9. Lay the piece of dough lengthwise on a floured work surface. Place teaspoon-sized dollops of filling about 2 inches apart in the center of the bottom half of the dough.

  10. Use your finger to moisten the area around each dollop of filling, then fold the top half of the dough over the filling to meet the other edge. Press down around each dollop of filling, making sure to press out any air bubbles.

  11. With a sharp knife, a pasta cutter, or a small pizza cutter, cut each ravioli apart by making a cut halfway between each portion of filling, as well as trimming the bottom edge of the pasta.

  12. Place ravioli on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pasta dough and filling. At this point, the pasta can be refrigerated, covered with plastic wrap, for up to a day.

Cook the Ravioli

  1. To cook the pasta, add 1 tablespoon salt to the stockpot of boiling water. Drop the ravioli into the boiling water.

  2. Cook in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the pasta floats to the surface.

  3. Serve with the sauce or topping of your choice, such as chanterelles, sun-dried tomatoes, or kalamata olive sauce.