Saffron ravioli

Homemade saffron ravioli stuffed with prosciutto, basil, parmesan and ricotta cheese

Recipe (4 servings) ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 400g flour (for my homemade pasta/ravioli I always use the ‘de Cecco’ flour)
  • 3 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 4g saffron
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt

On a flat surface, sift the flour and dig a hole in the center into which the eggs will be added. Start mixing with a fork and incorporate the flour little by little. Once the flour is all mixed with the eggs, start mixing using your hands, adding some water if necessary (i use sparkling water instead). Form the dough into a ball and wrap it inside a plastic wrap. Let it rest aside for at least 20 minutes and prepare the stuffing.

For the stuffing:

  • 6 slices of prosciutto
  • 50g parmesan
  • 250g ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 brunch of basil (reserve some for the plating)
  • salt, pepper

Degrease the prosciutto and chop it into fine pieces. Grate the parmesan and cut finely the basil leafs. Mix all the ingredients together with the ricotta cheese in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper.

Once the ravioli (chose the shape you want) are stuffed, placeĀ  them in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. Drain them and serve with parmesan using some basil leafs for decoration.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did !!!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    When you write “degrease the prosciutto” do you mean to fry it and then drain the grease off? I’m really interested in making this and want to do it correctly.


    1. Dear Elizabeth, I mean to just cut it off (remove it) before using it.
      I ll be very glad to come back to me with your final results and comment !!!!
      Enjoy it!!!

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Thank you for the help!

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  2. Oh I can’t wait to try these! Filling sounds amazing and I’m always looking for ways to use saffron!

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  3. You don’t actually say how to incorporate the saffron into the dough- do you sprinkle it in when whisking the eggs?


    1. You are right! I should be more specific.
      Indeed: you sprinkle the saffron (i used powder saffron) when whisking the eggs.
      Best of luck!!!!!!

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  4. This is fabulous I am going to try this – my teenagers love filled pasta.I hope mine look as good as yours

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    1. I am sure it will look and taste as delicious!


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