Our Favorite Ravioli Recipes Include Both Store-Bought Pasta Shortcuts and From-Scratch Ravioli Dishes

green bean ravioli salad
Photo: Johnny Miller

There are several ways to a delicious ravioli dinner: you can pair store-bought ravioli with a delectable sauce, whip up your own ravioli using pre-made wrappers, or make your own pasta dough and ravioli from scratch. Whatever option is right for you, we've got you covered with our best ravioli recipes.

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Wild Herb Ravioli
David Malosh

Whether you purchase packaged ravioli from the supermarket and are looking for ways to prepare them for a weeknight dinner, or want to try your hand at making your own ravioli, you'll find loads of ideas for ravioli recipes here.

Don't be scared off by the idea of making ravioli from scratch, because while homemade ravioli may be time consuming, you needn't be a pro chef to make them. Here we've gathered a range of recipes, some calling for pre-made wrappers, whether wonton, gyoza, or egg roll wrappers which we used for the Wild Herb Ravioli pictured here., Starting with a store-bought wrapper cuts out one big step of the process: making your own dough. That way, you can focus on the fillings, and what tasty fillings there are.

Of course, if you're up for more of a project, we've got many options. From giant ravioli filled with ricotta and topped with egg yolks to a classic ricotta- and Parmigiano-Reggiano-filled version, there are lots of ways to DIY.

On the other hand, starting with store-bought ravioli can take on a whole new level of deliciousness when you make your own sauce. In one of the recipes we've gathered here, you toss ravioli with a mix of roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers for a ravioli-ish version of pasta alla Norma. In another, you combine spinach-and-cheese ravioli with eggs, grape tomatoes and a panko topping and bake, so it's a ravioli casserole.

Still more creative ideas abound. Combine pre-made cheese ravioli with green beans, sautéed shallots, and crunchy toasted almonds, and you've got a fresh take on the traditional green-bean casserole. Or mix ravioli with a cilantro pesto, olives, and pepitas for a pasta salad you can serve warm or at room temperature.

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Ravioli with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Capers

Ravioli with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Capers
Kate Sears

This easy weeknight riff on pasta alla Norma upgrades store-bought cheese ravioli by tossing it with a mix of roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers.

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Ricotta Raviolo with Garlicky Greens

ricotta raviolo with garlicky greens
Paola + Murray

Here's a special-occasion recipe for homemade ravioli that's reminiscent of a sunny-side up egg. You fill giant ravioli with a seasoned ricotta mixture, and then top each with an egg yolk before sealing them. Serve over a bed of pancetta-studded sautéed greens.

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Spinach-and-Cheese-Ravioli Egg Bake

Lennart Weibull

This egg casserole pairs store-bought spinach-and-cheese ravioli with jewel-like grape tomatoes and a crunchy panko topping. It's great for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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Raviolo with Egg Yolk Truffle Butter

Bryan Gardner

This is another great dish for entertaining: elegant and unexpected. You fill each pocket with a spinach and cheese mixture plus an egg yolk. Once they're cooked, you serve them with browned butter and shaved truffles for a rich and earthy finish.

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Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli Salad

green bean ravioli salad
Johnny Miller

A creative take on green-bean casserole, this recipe replaces heavy mushroom soup with fresh or frozen cheese ravioli, while sautéed shallots and crunchy toasted almonds stand in for the fried onions.

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Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pesto, Olives, and Pepitas

Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pesto, Olives, and Pepitas
Johnny Miller

A crowd-pleasing salad, this dish is delicious served warm or at room temperature, and you may end up with some extra pesto, which is never a bad thing.

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Ravioli with Tomatoes and Basil Dressing

Ravioli with Tomatoes and Basil Dressing
Andrew Purcell

Here's a quick dinner that comes together with store-bought ravioli and a speedy homemade sauce. Smart move: use grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. They're smaller and less juicy, so they won't water down the dish.

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Ricotta Raviolini with Melted Tomatoes


It doesn't get more straightforward than this classic rendition of homemade ravioli. They're filled with ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano, and terrific with fresh tomato sauce.

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Scallion Ravioli in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Scallion Ravioli in Fresh Tomato Sauce

For this fun twist on traditional ravioli, use gyoza wrappers and a filling made with tofu.

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Easy Pea Ravioli with Mint

Easy Pea Ravioli with Mint
John Kernick

Shortcut wrappers strike again: this time, wonton ones. They work surprisingly well with the classic flavor combination of peas and mint.

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Ravioli with Porcini Sauce

Ravioli with Porcini Sauce

This unique recipe has you fancy up store-bought cheese ravioli with porcini mushrooms, butter, shallots, and heavy cream.

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fried Sage Leaves

These homemade ravioli are filled with a rich butternut squash mixture and topped with sweet-and-savory browned butter. Fried sage leaves aren't just an eye-catching garnish⁠—they also impart an earthy, slightly peppery taste.

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Oyster Mushroom and Chard Ravioli

Oyster Mushroom And Chard Ravioli
Antonis Achilleos

Another vote for wonton wrappers! In this version, they encase tender oyster mushrooms, smoky prosciutto, and ruby chard for a substantial and delicious meal.

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Kale-and-Ricotta Ravioli

Kale-and-Ricotta Ravioli
Johnny Miller

Kale blends right in with ricotta, Parmesan, and garlic making these wonton wrapper ravioli a good choice for picky eaters.

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