Saturday, February 28, 2009


My husband loves Roasted red pepper pasta sauce at this restuarant we have here and so I had some peppers I need to use so I decided to try and make my own. Now it did not taste exactly like the restuarant but it sure was tasty. My husband's brother who served his mission in Italy even said it was good. I also made homemade ravioli's to go with it. They turned out really good but they didn't look beautiful enough to take a picture of so I didn't but I will give you the recipe~ they are time consuming but well worth it!!!

Creamy Roasted Pepper Sauce

2 T. olive oil
3-4 large bell peppers, sliced~any kind you like. I used one of each color but you can use all red if you want
1 large onion, sliced
3 T minced garlic

Mix these all together on a large cookie sheet and Bake @ 375 degrees until veggies are tender. Then place them all in a blender and blend them with a little chicken stock~about 1/2 cup until they are all chopped and smooth. Place in a large saucepan and add:

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 1/2 tsp oregano

3/4 tsp basil

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 1 hour or less but it has better flavor if you simmer it for an hour. Then add 1/2 cup to 1 cup cream and 1/4 cup fresh parsley to it and heat through. Serve over your favorite pasta!!

This is a picture of a ravioli cut in half.I was almost done eating before I realized I should take a picture of one:

Homemade Ravioli

4 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 T. melted butter

Mix all of these together until well combined. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. While the dough is resting. Mix in a bowl:

1(15 oz)container ricotta cheese

1/2 cup mozarella cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1-2 cups chopped fresh spinach

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut into circles or rectangles. Fill each one with a little bit of the cheese mixture. Fold them over and seal them with a fork. Place them in a pot of boiling water and let them cook for 6 minutes or until they rise to the top of the pot. Drain them and serve with your favorite sauce. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of the process but you have all seen how ravioli looks. Just try to make them look like that. Mine still need practice because not a one of them were the same size but I was also in a hurry when I was making them. I am telling you they are well worth it!


Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so delicious and good for you making your own ravioli.. I am thorouhgly impressed! I have to try it. Ive made manicotti homemade before, but never ravioli! GREAT job!

Donna-FFW said...

Just wanted to let you know I mentioned this your homemade ravioli inmy post today:) Hope thats ok

Jill said...

I made the homemade ravioli yesterday for my family and it was wonderful! Easier than I thought, too. we'll be making it again for sure.