Handmade Spinach & Mushroom Ravioli Made Easy

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Up your ravioli game with equally beautiful and full ravioli. Turn out ten ravioli at a time, in record time.

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The Marcato Ravioli Tablet is what you need if you’re looking to achieve ravioli perfection! Seriously. The ravioli are beautiful and equally full. Knock out assembling your ravioli in record time with this easy-to-use pasta maker.

Sprinkle the tablet liberally with flour, lay the first sheet of pasta, fill, a little egg wash to seal, lay the second sheet of pasta on top, and expect the ravioli to pop out of the tablet after cutting with the gorgeous metal rolling pin. It is that easy.

The Italian-made Marcato Ravioli Tablet is stunning and has a non-skid base. I’m telling you, it’s an impressive kitchen tool and a conversational piece that draws attention not only for its looks but also for its efficacy.

Handmade Spinach & Mushroom Ravioli

Servings 40 ravioli
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


Optional substitutions:


To prepare the filling:

  • In a 10" sauté or fry pan, over medium heat, add the diced mushrooms.
  • Allow mushrooms to release their water, occasionally stirring with a cooking spoon, approximately 4-6 minutes.
  • Add butter to the mushrooms and stir with a wooden spoon until mushrooms have soaked up the butter and are evenly browned, approximately 3 minutes. The mushrooms will have cooked down to about ½ cup, set aside.
  • Over high heat, boil 8 cups of water in a large pot.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 4-6 cups of cold water and 1-2 cups of ice. Set aside.
  • Place a colander in the sink.
  • Once the water is boiling in the pot, add all the spinach and cook until bright green for 1-2 minutes.
  • Strain the spinach by pouring the contents of the boiling pot into the colander.
  • From the colander, immediately place the spinach into the ice bath and allow it to cool for 3-5 minutes.
  • Once cool, strain the spinach back into the colander. Using your hands, squeeze as much of the water out as possible. You could also use a wooden spoon to press the spinach against the sides of the colander to remove any remaining water. You want the spinach to form a solid dry ball.
  • Finely chop the cooked and strained spinach using a chef's knife on a cutting board or pulse in a food processor 15-20 times. Chopped spinach will amount to approximately ½ cup, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped spinach, sautéed mushrooms, breadcrumbs, fontina, eggs, chopped basil, salt, pepper, and mix well. Set aside.
  • Using a flour sifter, fine flour sieve, or a salt shaker full of flour, lightly sprinkle the Mercato ravioli press evenly with flour.
  • Lay a 10" pasta sheet down on the ravioli mold and gently press the pasta into the indentations.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop the filling mixture into the pasta indentations, pressing down with the spoon or finger to ensure it's sufficiently full.
  • Using a pastry or basting brush, paint the egg wash in between the ravioli squares, making sure you coat all of the edges and in between each ravioli.
  • Lay the second pasta sheet on top of the filled ravioli and gently press down on the edges to remove any trapped air and seal the edges.
  • Using the metal rolling pin, roll from end-to-end and side-to-side to perfectly cut the ravioli along the perforated edges.
  • Lifting the plastic handles, flip the ravioli onto a floured surface.
  • Flour the ravioli tablet and repeat the process three more times, resulting in 40 ravioli.

To Cook Ravioli:

  • In a large pot over high heat, boil 8 cups of salted water. Approximately 2 tsp of table salt.
  • With a rolling boil, add no more than 10-12 ravioli at a time. Do not overcrowd the pot.
  • If ravioli are room temperature or freshly made, boil for 4-6 minutes, until al dente and the cheese in the center is melted.
  • If ravioli are refrigerated, boil for 8-10 minutes, until al dente and the cheese in the center is melted.


How to include your child(ren): Have your child(ren) harvest the spinach if it grows in your garden. Harvesting vegetables on their own will tempt them to give them a try, and who knows, they may even pick a new favorite!
Little chef(s) of all ages can help with the prep (i.e., picking and washing the spinach or wiping the mushrooms clean with a moist paper towel), sharpening their fine-motor skills by cracking eggs and mixing the filling using a wooden spoon.  If your little chef(s) are old enough to know not to taste the filling, then they can have some sensory play by mixing the filling by hand, stuffing the ravioli, and painting the edges with egg wash. 
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dinner, Lunch, main dish, Mushroom, Ravioli, Spinach

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