Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spinach, Sausage and Three Cheese Ravioli

Mangia, Mangia, Eat, Eat!

Again with the ravioli?? Yep, I can’t get enough. I’ve been noodling with the idea for a few weeks ever since finding out that there are two fun blog contests that I can enter. Why make two entries when you can make one that meets the requirements for both. Remember, I am Foodie with Little Thyme. So the idea was born, make ravioli words. Cool, huh?

The first contest is hosted by Jennifer at Savor the Thyme and the Tangled Noodle. The challenge: to spell, write or draw using food or drink.

The second challenge, well more of a party, create an Italian food or drink. The party is hosted by Marie of Proud Italian Cook and Maryann of Finding La Dolce Vita.

So my entry for both, homemade ravioli that spell the word MANGIA, “eat” in Italian.

Spinach, Sausage and Three Cheese Stuffed Ravioli.

Stuffing Ingredients:
Frozen Spinach
Hot or Sweet Italian Sausage (casing removed)
Ricotta Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Dash of Salt and Pepper

Sauté sausage and spinach together, remove from heat and cool.
Combine all ingredients in food processor.
Fill ravioli cases and dry for 1½ hour.

Light and Easy Marinara
Because the raviolis have such a strong flavor I want a lighter tomato sauce.

3 cans of Diced tomatoes
1C red wine
1 Onion
Salt and Pepper

Sauté onions and garlic in red wine. Cook until the wine is almost completely reduced.
Add the tomatoes and all herbs then simmer until the ravioli is finished cooking.
Pour over cooked ravioli and seve with large chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese on top.


Sara said...

LOVE the pasta letters. I was just thinking this afternoon that it's about time I pull my pasta roller out and use it!

Culinarywannabe said...

How cute!!! Now that is a picture!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining our festa!

Donna-FFW said...

This is just wonerful. LOVE your creativity! And homemade ravioli, MMMMM!!

Lori Lynn said...

You are so clever Cassie! Oh, and I bet those ravioli tasted terrific! No "L" in mangia, I would have eaten an "L" first!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Cassie, Now that is creative!! Brava to you! This will look beautiful on our festa table! Thanks so much for joining us!
xox, Marie

Camille said...

I love it! My Nonna and my mother were always saying "mangia!" I think they would have loved this. They look delicious!

Jennifer said...

Hysterical! I love it! Come look Monday for round-up :)

Karen said...

You must have found a little time to be this creative! They sound yummy, too.

Shirley said...

This not only sounds great, but I love your presentation!

Rowena said... that explains it! The pic for your post at the Festa Italina round up was too intriguing to resist, and I have to hand it to you that it's definitely unique. I can only imagine the work that went into keeping those letters in proper shape when boiling them.