These Chocolate Ravioli with Ricotta-Beet Filling are beautiful, delicious, and healthy. Perfect for the Valentine's Day dinner or any other lazy weekend. Serve with brown butter sage sauce or just with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese | Imagelicious
In a small bowl combine the fine grated beet with ricotta, cheese and a big pinch of salt and pepper.
Alternatively you could use two sheets of dough and a cookie cutter to cut the ravioli or if you have a special ravioli form, then use that.
NOTE: The second half of the dough can be used to make spaghetti.
For less intense chocolate flavoured pasta reduce the amount of cocoa powder and increase the amount of flour. For example, you could use 3/4 cup + 1/8 cup of flour and 1/8 cup of cocoa powder.
One egg for the pasta dough was not enough for me, so I added about 2 tablespoons of water, but it all depends on the humidity in your house and the ingredients.
My husband said there was too much beet taste in the filling. You could use half a beet or even less just for the colour. Or, alternatively, no beets at all. Just use ricotta, cheese, and a small egg to bind it together.
You don't have to use sage in the melted butter either. Sage flavour is pretty strong, so not everyone likes it. I find that it actually pairs quite well with the beets, but you could just use some melted butter or your favourite light cream sauce for the pasta.
Use the rest of the pasta dough to make spaghetti or tagliatelle and serve with either cream or butter sauce.