Pumpkin Ravioli in Brown Butter

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Semi-Homemade Cooking 2 by Sandra Lee. This discriminating dish is like a perfect party guest: Keep it circulating and the crowd stays happy. Ground nutmeg brings out the pumpkin's sweetness, an aromatic contrast with pungent onion and rich ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. The bright orange filling is a surprise sure to make these stylish sweeties a conversation piece, whether they're mingling at a dinner party or on the family dinner table.


  1. For Filling, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add pumpkin, onion recipe mix, and broth; simmer 5 minutes. Continue cooking until mixture is slightly dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove From heat. Stir in ricotta cheese, 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and the nutmeg. Let cool completely.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of pumpkin filling in center of wonton wrapper. Fold wrapper diagonally to form a triangle. Moisten the edges of the triangle to seal. Using a fork, press down on the folded edge. Repeat. Place raviolis in a pot of boiling water and cook until they float to the top. Drain well.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 7 tablespoons butter. Add sage leaves. Cook until butter turns brown. Arrange raviolis on a platter and spoon brown butter over top. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

I cooked two ways. Boiling created pasty, flimsy, limp ravioli that fell apart and looked like slime. Pan frying in brown butter created firm, tasty, visually-appealing ravioli. Flavor was excellent.

Spencer #2 November 02, 2009

These were very very good! They didn't turn out as pretty as I would have liked but I think next time I will play around with pan frying the ravioli in the sage butter after boiling to give a brown color. Even my 8 year old enjoyed these which is saying a lot!

invictus November 23, 2008