National Ravioli Day is observed each year on March 20th. As one of the food holidays, it is very popular with pasta lovers.
Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. The ravioli are usually served in either a broth or with a pasta sauce. A variety of filling recipes are available from cheesy to meaty.
Served often as the main course, ravioli can also be a side dish or even an appetizer. Many popular recipes bake or deep fry the ravioli. With chocolate added to the pasta or cream cheese stuffing and a caramel sauce, the dish quickly becomes a dessert!
Ravioli can be homemade or may be purchased fresh or frozen in grocery stores. In the United States, Chef Boyardee popularized the canned ravioli. This ravioli is filled with either beef or processed cheese and served in a tomato, tomato-meat or tomato-cheese sauce.
St. Louis, Missouri is where the toasted ravioli got its start. By accident, a ravioli fell into the fryer at Oldani’s back in the 1940s. Or so the story goes. If so, it’s a delicious one.
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Enjoy the following ravioli recipes:
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