Every year I am excited for beet season so that I can make these beetroot and goat cheese ravioli. Making homemade ravioli isn't the easiest task, but there is so much joy in making them by hand. The added fresh herbs make these raviolis feel fresh and vibrant while the cheese brings a sharp creaminess to the dish.
How to Make Beet Pasta Dough
The beauty of this recipe is the bright purple pasta dough that the beets create. To get this effect takes a little bit of extra effort, but it’s worth it! Here is how to make fresh pasta dough with beets:
- Roast the beets and remove the skin.
- Add them a blender or food processor with the eggs.
- Add the beet/egg mixture to the flour.
- Kneed the dough until the beet purée is incorporated and you have a smooth dough.
- Add to an air tight container or wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll out your dough with a pasta machine or a rolling pin.
How to Form Beet Raviolis
There are many ways to shape your beet raviolis. Option one is to use a ravioli tablet or a ravioli mold. This makes it very easy to cut raviolis and creates uniform shapes. If you don’t have one you can also shape them by hand. I have a video and more detailed description of shaping raviolis by hand in my Cheese Ravioli Post.
You want to lay down one sheet of dough on a well-floured surface, add in your filling, and then place another sheet of dough on top to seal in the filling.
Best Cheese for Beet Raviolis
The beet ravioli filling in the recipe has a blend of ricotta, goat cheese, and parmesan. The ricotta bring the creaminess and the bulk of the filling. The goat cheese adds that sharp flavor that pairs so well with the beets. The parmesan has a saltiness to it that boosts the flavor of the other cheeses so well.
How to Make Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
Topping this ravioli recipe with a brown butter sauce elevated the dish so much. To make this, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. Once it starts to brown, remove from the heat and add in your lemon juice.
What to Serve with Beet Raviolis
Beet raviolis pair really well with a light salad like this Italian Side Salad or Simple Kale Salad. For more ideas of sides and sauces check out this post: What to Serve with Ravioli (Sides and Sauces).
I hope you enjoy these delicious ravioli as much as I do!