Question: Can I Use Won Ton Wrappers For Pasta?

February 8, 2010
I don't have a pasta maker and I really don't want to take the time to make the dough anyway. I've heard from some people that using won ton wrappers would work, although result in a weird textured ravioli or tortellini. Suggestions on how to use them for this?



Robert Gatz's picture

Won Ton is a perfectly acceptable replacement for pasta for either raviol or tortelline. All you need to do is dampen the edges to wrap your filing inside. Depending on the brand you purchase you may or may not have to keep the wrappers covered to prevent drying. You cook them the same way you would the pasta.

Curt's picture

You may also be able to get pasta dough sheets in some select grocery stores. They usually come frozen but may also be offered fresh in some places. I have used them commercially many times in the preparation of lasagna using a pasta dough sheet that was 8"x8". Beats the heck out of cooking off lasagna noodles when you are making multiple pans of lasagna.

Carrie Barr's picture

Thanks to both of you! I currently have won ton wrappers so I'll try that. I'm going to look at Whole Foods soon as I heard they have pasta sheet. Thanks again.

Barnaby Dorfman's picture

One other quick thought, I've used won ton skins in the past to make ravioli and found them to be a bit thick. Try using a rolling pin to make them a bit thinner if you want a more subtle pasta.