Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with White Wine and Herb Butter Sauce

By Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Yield:

    4 entrée servings or 8 appetizer servings

  • Course:



  • Ravioli
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 48 round dumpling wrappers
  • Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Line a fine mesh sieve with dampened cheesecloth. Add the pumpkin puree and let strain 1 hour. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, sugar, salt and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange 6 dumpling wrappers on a work surface in a single layer. Place 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture in the center of each and brush the edges with water. Place a second wrapper over the filling, carefully pushing out any air bubbles then pressing the edges to seal. Transfer ravioli to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the ravioli. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  3. Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a gently simmer over medium heat.
  4. While the water comes to a simmer make the sauce. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add the wine, bring to a boil and cook until the mixture resembles wet sand, about 8-9 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and whisk in the remaining 5 tablespoons butter and heavy cream until melted. Stir in the sage, chives and salt; keep warm, stirring occasionally.
  5. To cook the ravioli add half to the simmering water and cook, stirring gently once or twice, 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and divide between 2 plates. Add the remaining ravioli to the pot and repeat dividing between the remaining 2 plates. Spoon the sauce over the ravioli and serve with additional grated cheese if desired.