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Every ounce of me wanted to call these babies “Zavioli” but for SEO purposes I stuck to Zucchini Ravioli. But let’s make zavioli a thing, ok?
What are Zoodles?
Zoodles are zucchini noodles. While they aren’t a perfect match to fresh pasta, they’re a great alternative for those eating low-carb, avoiding grains or just want more veggies in their life! They can be made with a peeler or a knife but it is exponentially easier if you use a spiralizer. Lucky for you, when I created this recipe I didn’t have a spiralizer yet so all it takes is a peeler, steady hands and 5 minutes of patience.
Ingredients in Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli
- baby spinach
- olive oil
- garlic clove
- dried basil
- tomato sauce
- salt and pepper
How to Make Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli
Start by making your zoodles! Use a vegetable peeler to peel the zucchini into strips. Pro tip: go slowly and be patient! It’s way better to take your time and have a bunch of perfect zoodles than to rush and have to redo them! In a sauce pan, wilt your spinach and then add the garlic and dried basil. Take two of your zucchini noodles and criss cross them to make a “T”. Add one tablespoon of ricotta to the center of the “T” and one teaspoon of the spinach mixture. Fold and tuck the ends of the zucchini so the cheese and spinach are enclosed. Top with salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes at 350º. In less than 30 minutes, you’ve got a fun and healthy dinner recipe!Print
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli – a healthy, veggie swap for traditional pasta! This recipe makes a great low-carb dinner with an extra veggie punch.
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: serves 4
- 3 large zucchini
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 container light ricotta (475 grams)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce of choice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a peeler, peel zucchini into strips. Discard ones that are too thin.
- In a large pan, add spinach and top with olive oil. Cook on medium-high heat until wilted.
- Add in garlic and saute for one more minute.
- Stir in dried basil.
- Take two piece of zucchini and place one on top of the other to create a “T”.
- Add 1 tablespoon of ricotta to the center of the “T” and top with 1 teaspoon of spinach.
- Take one side of the bottom strip and fold over center. Take the other side of the bottom strip and fold over the other piece covering the center.
- Take one side of the top piece and fold over the center (tucking in if possible) and then fold the other side of the top piece and fold it over the other side covering the center (tucking in if possible).
- Repeat until all zucchini, ricotta and spinach has been used (mine made 20 ravioli).
- Place zucchini in a large oven-proof pan and top with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with tomato sauce or sauce of choice.
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