11 Incredible Ravioli Recipes

 

Good things do come in small packages. Case in point: these 11 pasta recipes that cleverly pack in layers of mind-blowing flavor.

 

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Fried Ravioli

Frying ravioli creates a crunchy texture on the outside while keeping the inside creamy and soft. Giada De Laurentiis dredges her pasta in buttermilk and breadcrumbs to up the tang factor of this crowd-pleasing dish.

Get the Recipe: Fried Ravioli

Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

"If it ain't broke ... " You know the saying, and it applies to this classic homemade dish. Don't be intimidated by the DIY nature of this recipe, since all you need to make fresh pasta is a rolling pin.

Get the Recipe: Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Short-Rib Ravioli and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Sure, Chuck Hughes' recipe may take half a day to create, but most of that time is spent letting the ribs in this ravioli braise in the oven. After one taste of this decadent, robustly flavored dish, you'll agree that the wait was well worth it. 

Get the Recipe: Short Rib Ravioli and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Rev Run's Homemade Ravioli with Two Fillings

Take a deep breath and dive into making homemade pasta. This ravioli dough can be used with two different fillings: spicy sausage or creamy sage-ricotta.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Ravioli with Two Fillings

Swiss Chard Mascarpone Ravioli, Pan-Seared and Drizzled with Truffled Creme

Nadia G knows how to indulge and proves it right in this cream-filled, super-cheesy, pan-seared pasta. Just in case you thought this dish needed even more over-the-top appeal, she stirs in truffle oil to take it to the next level.

Get the Recipe: Swiss Chard Mascarpone Ravioli, Pan-Seared and Drizzled with Truffled Creme

Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli

Egg roll wrappers serve as perfect stand-ins for fresh pasta in Giada's vegetable-packed recipe. Best of all, using them makes this dish a cinch to create, so you can just focus on eating it.

Get the Recipe: Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli

Corn Chip-Crusted Fried Ravioli

Canned ravioli has its upside: It can be easily used in fried ravioli recipes, since its sauce acts as an adhesive with bread coating. This deep-fried dish requires just one can of ravioli and one bag of corn chips to create a serious flavor bomb.

Get the Recipe: Corn Chip-Crusted Fried Ravioli

Kreplach

Yiddish for "small dumplings," this traditional Jewish food is typically shaped into triangles rather than the rounds favored by My Grandmother's Ravioli's Ruth Teig. Regardless of appearances, this brisket-filled recipe is as classic as ever ––making it the perfect accompaniment to any family gathering.

Get the Recipe: Kreplach

Wonton Ravioli with Apple Cider Glaze

Roger Mooking gives a vaguely Asian spin to his recipe by stuffing wonton wrappers with ground pork and turkey and finishing off the cooked dish with a sweet-and-sour glaze. Using premade wontons makes this playful recipe a no-brainer.

Get the Recipe: Wonton Ravioli with Apple Cider Glaze

Ravioli with Parmesan and Truffle Butter

Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar prove that truffles and cheese instantly upgrade any dish (as if convincing were necessary). Their easy-to-follow recipe for fresh pasta may keep you off the packaged stuff for good.

Get the Recipe: Ravioli with Parmesan and Truffle Butter Sauce

Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli 

Why should savory ingredients have all the fun? Giada spreads Nutella inside wonton wrappers before dredging them in sugar and frying them until crisp. The results are sweet puffs of chocolatey, nutty delight.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli