I clipped this recipe out of the magazine a long time ago and it has just been sitting in my recipe binder waiting to be made. I know it's kind of a fall/winter dish but my man requested some sort of pumpkin pasta dish awhile back, and he gets what he wants.
truth be told, it was a bit weird. If I made it again I would add more cheese to the filling and maybe something sweet. I would also make my own pasta. the wonton wrappers are pretty tasteless.
the sauce was pretty delicious, but it has gorgonzola in it?! how could it not be. I added a little pepper and salt to the sauce and used half 1% and half heavy whipping cream to make it creamier. I also fried some whole sage leaves in browned butter for a garnish.
overall I have to say I was pretty disappointed.
Recipe online here.
You can assemble the ravioli a day ahead, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. The ravioli will float when they are perfectly cooked.
- 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 30 round wonton wrappers
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Spoon pumpkin onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels, and spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a medium bowl using a rubber spatula. Stir in breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, minced sage, pepper, and nutmeg.
Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to keep from drying), spoon 2 teaspoons pumpkin mixture into the center of wrapper. Brush edges of wrapper with water and fold in half, pressing edges firmly with fingers to form a half-moon. Place on a large baking sheet sprinkled with cornstarch. Repeat procedure with remaining wonton wrappers and pumpkin mixture.
Fill a large Dutch oven with water; bring to a simmer. Add half of ravioli to pan (cover remaining ravioli with a damp towel to keep from drying). Cook 4 minutes or until done (do not boil), stirring gently. Remove ravioli with a slotted spoon; lightly coat with cooking spray, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining ravioli.
Combine milk and flour in a saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter, stirring until butter melts. Gently stir in Gorgonzola.
Place 5 ravioli in each of 6 shallow bowls, and drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons hazelnuts. Serve immediately.