I am making a liar out of myself.
So what gives?
A pumpkin and pasta convert, I am not! I intended to make butternut squash ravioli, and then realized that I had not actually come home with the butternut squash that I swear was in my grocery cart. I decided to improvise. I crossed my fingers that its understudy, pumpkin, would serve as a worthy substitute!
Bless your orange heart, pumpkin. You saved the day.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage
Yields about 24 ravioli
1 C canned pumpkin
1/3 C grated parmesan cheese
24 wonton wrappers
3 C chicken or vegetable broth
5 fresh sage leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
1/4 C shaved parmesan cheese, for garnish
Combine pumpkin, grated parmesan, some salt, and pepper.
Spoon mixture into center of each wonton wrapper, filling it just enough so that you can seal the edges without the filling seeping out.
Moisten edges of wrappers with water and form a triangle, pinching the edges.
At this point, you can freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, or cook. (I chose to make mine ahead, by freezing them on a baking sheet, and when they were hard, moving them to a large plastic Ziploc bag for use later).
- When ready to use, heat 3 C of chicken or vegetable broth in a saucepan over heat and bring to a boil. Add chopped sage and raviolis.
- When raviolis are soft, remove from pan. Garnish with additional sage and shaved parmesan cheese.
I wanted to keep this recipe fresh and light, so I opted to bathe the ravioli in chicken broth and sage instead of the more traditional brown butter sauce. Using the wonton wrappers cuts calories, but it also makes for a thinner pasta, which I love you! The filling of the ravioli was simple, and delivered both sweet and savory flavor profiles. The pumpkin and the salty parmesan cheese balanced each other out nicely. Earthy, aromatic sage turned this dish into the perfect autumn meal. (I am a sucker for that fuzzy herb! It infuses every dish with a certain level of “coziness.”)
Quick, easy, and healthy, this is a great way to squeeze that last bit of fall into your life!
You’ll love it.
Would I lie to you?