Recipes and Cooking Sausage Ravioli Filling Be the first to rate & review! Boiled or breaded, this restaurant-worthy meat ravioli filling will be a hit at your dinner table. Our top-rated sausage ravioli filling recipe features creamy ricotta, spinach, and a hint of nutmeg. Toss your homemade ravioli in butter or marinara for pasta night. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 23, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Start To Finish Time: 20 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 1 cup filling (enough for 6 servings) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 ounce bulk Italian sausage ¾ cup packed fresh spinach leaves 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten ⅓ cup ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage, crushed ⅛ teaspoon grated whole nutmeg Homemade Ravioli 3 ½ cup flour 3 eggs 3 tablespoon salad oil ½ cup water ½ teaspoon salt Meat Filling: ½ pound beef, cubed ½ pound veal, cubed ½ cup chopped nuts ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup chopped carrots Salt and pepper 1 ½ cup cooked, chopped spinach 4 eggs 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Breading: 4 eggs, beaten 2 cup milk 4 cup seasoned bread crumbs Grated Parmesan, for garnish Tomato sauce, for serving Directions In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up sausage as it cooks. Stir in spinach; cook and stir until wilted. Drain off fat. If mixture is too coarse to stuff ravioli, transfer to a food processor or blender; cover and process or blend with several on/off pulses until chopped. In a medium bowl, combine egg yolk, ricotta cheese, sage, and nutmeg. Stir in sausage mixture. Cover and chill until needed. Homemade Ravioli For the dough: In a large mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients, and mix until the ingredients come together to form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 to 15 minutes. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. For the meat filling: Combine the beef, veal, onion, celery, carrots, salt, and pepper in a roasting pan and roast until cooked through, about 1 hour. Let cool. Add the spinach, then grind ingredients in a meat grinder with a fine grind. Add the eggs and cheese, and mix well to create a paste-like texture. Roll out the dough on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Make a large, very thin layer of dough. Spread out a thin layer of filling on half of one side of the dough, using a spatula. Fold the dough end over the filling side of the dough. Mark the filled dough with a ravioli marker (ravioli rolling pin). Cut ravioli out using a ravioli cutter. Freeze until hard. To bread the ravioli: Make an egg wash by mixing together the eggs and milk. Add the ravioli to the wash, then dip in the seasoned bread crumbs. Refreeze until ready to fry. Preheat a deep fryer to 350 degree F. Fry the ravioli until golden brown. Serve hot on a plate sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan on top and tomato sauce on the side. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 249 Calories 11g Fat 25g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 249 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 162mg 54% Sodium 287mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Protein 11g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.