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For The Best Homemade Ravioli, Focus On Creative Fillings
Ravioli is one of the easiest pastas to make, and its versatility allows you to fill the hearty pockets of dough with whatever combination of ingredients you want.
Besides the classic spinach and ricotta combo, you can get creative with flavor combos and grind up various meats like chicken, pork, or turkey to stuff your ravioli.
In Italy, people use ingredients that thrive in their regions. In Sicily, for example, ravioli is filled with a mixture of fish, such as bream or sea bass, and boiled potatoes.
In the Dolomites, casunzièi ravioli are filled with mashed beetroot and potatoes. Ravioli alla Mantovana is a sweet and savory mix with pumpkin, mustard, and Parmigiano Reggiano.
If you live on the coast, incorporate your favorite fish or seaweed, and add some lemon juice or orange zest to your ravioli filling for a brighter, more tropical flavor.