Nov 15, 2012
Sweet Potatoe Ravioli in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
I've been so so busy lately but I try at least once a week to make a nice meal for Matt and I that's completely from scratch and healthy. I know I know, once a week is pitiful but it's what I can handle for right now so I'm just running with it. This my friends is my favorite ravioli, it's meatless, really good for you, but it doesn't taste "good for you" if that makes sense, it just tastes so GOOD. Here's my recipe, because really there's just nothing like healthy comfort food! I promise you'll love it!
1 lb sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup dried bread crumbs
For the filling:
Cook the sweet potato in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, add butter and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
3 red bell peppers
2-3 Tbsp onion
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/4 C fresh basil
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 C half and half
1 tsp cornstarch
1/3 C grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
For the sauce:
Preheat broiler. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and place cut side down on cookie sheet. Place under broiler until skin is blackened and softened. Place in a paper bag an alllow to steam for about 5-10 minutes.
Remove the skin from the peppers and cut into small pieces.
In a frying pan saute the garlic, sliced basil, red peppers and onion in olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes.
Mix corn starch and half and half together well, no lumps.
Place mixture into blender (be careful it will be hot, leave the lid of blender slightly askew but not enough so that it will spray out) Mix to desired consistency. Put mixture back in frying pan and heat to a boil. Add in half and half to the desired consistency. Add in cheese and cook until cheese melts. Stir in butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. If it thickens too much add some additional half and half.
1 packet of egg roll wrappers
1 egg white
For the Ravioli:
Place wrappers along a baking sheet and place a small spoonfull of filling in the middle of the wrapper. Then brush the edges of the wrapper with egg white and fold the wrapper in half to seal the ravioli. Once sealed place the ravioli's in a gently boiling pot of water. Let boil for 2-3 minutes, and remove from water. Add the red pepper sauce to the ravioli's and enjoy!
Makes about 70 ravioli's (4 person meal)