Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Ravioli

When I had a craving for Alfredo sauce I decided to try something new. I didn’t want the old stand by chicken alfredo (Not that this isn’t tasty, I just wanted something new!)  I began a disappointing tour of the refrigerator revealing that the only meat I had was bacon. Not a bad problem to have…..it got my creative juices going.

Here is what I came up with. Bacon and cheese stuffed ravioli.

It was awesome!!

Here is what you need:

1 1/2 cup grated cheddar or colby cheese

1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1 cup parmesan cheese

8-10 slices cooked bacon

1 egg, beaten

1 batch of fresh pasta dough

Alfredo sauce or marinara sauce

20130702-115634.jpgCut your bacon into small pieces and cook until done.

20130702-114803.jpgWhile the bacon is cooking get your cheese ready.

20130702-114822.jpgAdd the bacon to your cheese and mix well.  Set aside.

20130702-114835.jpgTake your pasta dough and place on a floured surface.  I split my dough into two balls and do one at a time.  Pasta dough tends to dry out fast!

20130702-114848.jpgOnce the dough is rolled out as thin as you can get it without causing tears, use a pizza cutter to cut strips.

20130702-114858.jpgCut the strips into four squares.

20130702-114908.jpgNow it is time for the egg.  The egg is important because it will act like a glue for the pasta.  If you don’t use it, when you boil the pasta, your stuffing will all come out and into the pan.

20130702-114919.jpgBrush each square completely with the egg as you go.

20130702-114933.jpgPut a couple of tablespoons of your cheese and bacon mixture on each square and pinch the seams together with your hands.

20130702-114945.jpgUse a fork to press the edges together.

20130702-114959.jpgAs you complete each ravioli, let them sit on a cookie sheet to dry.

20130702-115010.jpgWhen your ravioli is done, boil water in a large pot.   I add salt to the water to give the ravioli a little extra flavor boost.  (This is optional.)

20130702-115021.jpgDrop a handful of the ravioli in the boiling water. Don’t do too many because they will crowd the pot and stick together.  Boil for 4 1/2 minutes.  (When you first drop them in, they will sink.  They will float as they cook.)

20130702-115040.jpgWhen the time is up, let the pasta drain.

20130702-115048.jpgServe with your favorite pasta sauce!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cięcie strumieniem wodnym
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 16:10:59

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.
    It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and practice something from their sites.

    Reply

    • christykennard
      Jul 06, 2013 @ 16:43:59

      THANKS! I agree. Learning from people, with much more experienced than me, is the best part about reading people’s blogs. Saves me a lot of time and wasted recipes!

      Reply

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