Ravioli Nudi in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ravioli Nudi in Tomato Sauce Recipe

How To Make Ravioli Nudi in Tomato Sauce

This ravioli nudi is a light gnocchi-like Italian dish with a delicious filling made of spinach, cheese, and spices, served with a savory tomato sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 38 minutes
Total: 53 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2onions
  • 2lbsspinach
  • tspsalt
  • 1garlic clove
  • 15oztomato puree,(1 can, or 1 cup)
  • ½cupwater
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 1tbspfresh basil,or parsley, chopped
  • ¾cupricotta
  • ¼cupparmesan,grated
  • 2eggs
  • 1lemon zest,grated
  • 1tspnutmeg,grated
  • 1tspcayenne
  • tbspflour


  1. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately low heat. Add ½ of the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until translucent.

  2. Increase the heat to moderately high and add the spinach and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes until no liquid remains in the pan. Drain and press all remaining liquid from the spinach.

  3. In the same pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over moderately low heat. Add the remaining onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring.

  4. Stir in the tomato puree, water, pepper, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the butter and basil and cover to keep warm.

  5. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a simmer.

  6. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked spinach, ricotta, parmesan, eggs, lemon zest, nutmeg, cayenne, and flour.

  7. Using 2 tablespoons, drop walnut-sized dumplings into the simmering water. Cook for about 3 minutes until firm. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  8. Serve with tomato sauce, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: Tomatoes require a high-acid wine, while earthy spinach is best with one that has bright, uncomplicated fruit sounds like barbera, but no oak.


  • Calories: 376.73kcal
  • Fat: 21.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.29g
  • Fiber: 8.88g
  • Sugar: 8.78g
  • Protein: 21.13g
  • Cholesterol: 117.65mg
  • Sodium: 1221.47mg
  • Calcium: 505.65mg
  • Potassium: 1786.83mg
  • Iron: 8.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 1220.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 82.72mg
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