Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

This is my husband's Genoese grandmother's recipe for the filling for ravioli. However, if you don't have the time/skill to make "ravs," you can use it in stuffed shells or -- my favorite -- lasagna. Just use a sauce (homemade or store-bought) that contains basil for that true Genoese flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make filling, cook sausage, remove casings and crumble. Put in bowl with drained chopped spinach. Add ricotta, cream cheese, garlic salt, eggs, grated Parmesan (or Romano), bread crumbs, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  2. Layer filling, sauce, and noodles in a 9" x 13" casserole. Sprinkle grated mozzarella on top.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven until done (approximately 45 minutes).