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Squash Ravioli

Vegetarian Recipe

A delicious ravioli using butternut squash with broth, onion, cloves, ricotta cheese, basil, salt and pepper, wonton wrappers and cornstarch.

Ingredients

1 small butternut squash
1/4 cup fat free broth
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup part skim milk ricotta cheese
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, minced
Salt and black pepper to taste
50 count package of wonton wrappers
3 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with equal parts cold water

Recipe Directions

Butternut Squash

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut butternut squash in half, remove seeds and place cut sides down in a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Add 1/2 inch of water and bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Squash can also be quartered and cooked in a microwave oven until tender.

Heat a large nonstick skillet until hot. Pour chicken broth in skillet and saute onion and garlic. Transfer to a large bowl. Scoop out squash and place in the bowl with the onions. Add ricotta cheese, basil, salt and pepper and mash to a coarse paste. Place a wonton wrapper on a lightly floured surface. Spoon filling, about the diameter of a 50-cent piece and about 1/4-inch thick, onto the center of the wrapper. Lightly wet the edges of the wonton with the cornstarch mixture. Lay a second wrapper over the filling and press the edges onto the bottom piece. Trim edges with ravioli cutter or knife if desired.

Carefully place filled ravioli in a large pot of boiling water, one at a time and stir gently. Cook for about four to five minutes. Remove cooked ravioli with slotted spoon and place on plate. Top your favorite pasta sauce, Parmesan cheese, etc.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size: 4 ravioli
Calories: 373; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 440mg; Carbohydrate: 78g; Protein: 12g; Fiber: 6g

Exchanges: 4-1/2 Starch/Bread, 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat

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