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Toasted Ravioli


  • 2 eggs

  • Splash of milk or half-and-half

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs, (eyeball it)

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, (a couple of handfuls)

  • Handful flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 12 large fresh spinach and cheese ravioli, about 3/4 pound

  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • Pinch red pepper flakes

  • 2 roasted red peppers, drained

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (14 ounces)


Beat eggs and a splash of milk seasoned with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Combine bread crumbs with cheese and parsley in a second dish. Coat the fresh pasta in egg then bread crumbs. Heat 3 tablespoons EVOO over medium heat in a skillet then toast the ravioli until deep golden, 3-4 minutes on each side.

In a small sauce pot heat the remaining EVOO and the garlic and red pepper flakes over medium-low heat. Grind the roasted peppers in the food processor and add to garlic after it sautés for a couple of minutes. Stir in tomatoes and season the sauce with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, transfer sauce to a small bowl. Surround the sauce with toasted ravioli for dipping and serve.