Ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce

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Ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce is a divine and super quick dinner that you can throw together in just 10 minutes. And it’s made with just 4 ingredients.

My parents in law were recently in Sicily, Italy. After their 2 week-vacation on this beautiful island they brought us lots of pistachio flavored goodies from pistachio cream, pistachio pesto to pistachio flour (which is of course very expensive in Germany).

Pistachio from Bronte is very well known worldwide for it’s taste, color and quality. It’s grown in the volcanic soil of Mount Etna and Nebrodes and harvested after every 2 years.

My mum in law, Beate, even made for us ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce that they had as a starter in Augusta and they couldn’t stop talking about. It tasted soo good so that I asked her how she made it.
This pasta with pistachio cheese sauce is extremely delicious, so simple to make, comes together in just 10 minutes including preparation time and uses only 4 ingredients: ravioli, butter, pistachio flour and smoked mozzarella (scamorza). Just make a green salad to accompany your pasta and you have a fine meal to offer your loved ones.

You can substitute ravioli with tortellini. If you don’t have access to smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza), feel free to use any smoked cheese of your choice. All you want is to get that smoked flavor in the sauce.

What you’ ll need to make ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce

100 g (3,5 oz) smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza)
100 g (3,5 oz) butter
50 g (1,8 oz) pistachio flour
salt and freshly grounded pepper to taste
500 g (17,6 oz) store – bought fresh ravioli or tortellini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta)


First of all cut cheese into small slices.

Secondly bring salted water to a boil. Add ravioli or whatever you’re using. Switch off the heat and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes and drain. You want your pasta to be al dente.


In the meanwhile heat a pan over medium heat. Add butter and cook until the butter has browned. This takes around 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. If you see that the butter is burning, just reduce the heat or remove the pan from the heat for a couple of seconds. Once the butter has browned remove the pan from the heat.

Stir in the browned butter part of pistachio flour, then part of grated cheese, then pistachio flour and grated cheese again, until you’ve had used up all the flour and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Add drained ravioli and mix gently.


Serve with a green salad and enjoy.

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Ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce

Ravioli with pistachio cheese sauce is a divine and super quick dinner that you can throw together in just 10 minutes. And it's made with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Starter
Cuisine: European, Italian
Keyword: pistachio from Bronte, ravioli with pistachio scamorza sauce, Sicilian cuisine, vegetarian, weeknight dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Medium pot
  • Pan
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 500 g (17,6 oz) store - bought fresh ravioli or tortellini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta)
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza)
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) butter
  • 50 g (1,8 oz) pistachio flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First of all cut cheese into slices. Secondly bring salted water to a boil. Add ravioli or whatever you're using. Switch off the heat and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes and drain. You want your pasta to be al dente.
  • In the meanwhile heat a pan over medium heat. Add butter and cook until the butter has browned. Once the butter has browned remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the browned butter part of pistachio flour, then part of grated cheese, then pistachio flour and grated cheese again, until you've had used up all the flour and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add drained ravioli and mix gently.

Notes

  1. You can substitute ravioli with tortellini. If you don't have access to scamorza, feel free to use any smoked cheese of your choice. All you want is to get that smoked flavor in the sauce.
  2. Browning butter to get that nutty flavor takes around 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. If you see that the butter is burning, just reduce the heat or remove the pan from the heat for a couple of seconds.

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