Ravioli is made by encasing a filling between two layers of pasta. Traditional fillings are meat, poultry, seafood, or cheese; often, ricotta cheese is mixed with a vegetable such as spinach, mushrooms, or chard. Tomato-based sauce is popular, though melted butter is also common. Ravioli is the Italian version of the dumpling, as seen internationally by pierogi, momo, pelmeni or wontons.
Ravioli can come in several sizes and shapes depending on the pasta mold or cutter. It is generally, two sheets of pasta pressed together that encase a sweet or savory filling of meat, vegetables or cheese.
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Store refrigerated for several days or freeze until ready to use.