This is the easiest homemade ravioli recipe

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Making your own pasta has never been easier than with this simple ravioli recipe. Topped with a tomato sauce, it'll become a fast favorite with kids and parents alike.

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes: 48 to 60 ravioli (6 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (+ a little extra for rolling and kneading)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • filling of your choice (ricotta, spinach, ground beef, lobster, etc.)
  • sauce of your choice
  • grated cheese for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine flour, 2 eggs, and salt. Cover and process until well-combined.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix again.
  3. Remove dough and shape it into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about one minute or until smooth. Keeping the dough in a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Divid dour into quarters and on a lightly floured surface, roll each quarter into a 12-inch square shape.
  5. Cut dough into 2-inch wide strips.
  6. Combine 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. 
  7. Divide 4 teaspoons of the filling of your choice across one strip, leaving space in between each teaspoon.
  8. Brush egg mixture in between each teaspoon of filling and top with another strip of dough. Press down gently so filling is complete sealed between dough strips.
  9. Cut out 4 ravioli pieces.
  10. Repeat steps 7 though 9 with remaining dough strips.
  11. To cook ravioli, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Gently drop in about a fourth of the ravioli and cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring to keep them from sticking to one another. Repeat with the remaining ravioli.
  12. Use a slotted spoon to remove ravioli from boiling water and place on a serving dish. Cover with your favorite sauce, cheese and serve.

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