Indulge in a sweet and savory pumpkin ravioli topped with maple butter and crunchy walnuts!
Pasta night gets a Paleo makeover with this grain-free recipe. Offering a similar texture to traditional pasta, this version subs in tapioca and almond flour in place of wheat and grains.
How To Make Low-Hassle Pasta
No need for a fancy pasta maker here! Achieve restaurant-worthy ravioli with kitchen tools you already have on-hand.
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For this recipe, we use a fork to mix the dough first, then a rolling pin to spread the dough into a single layer. Don’t worry if it takes a few minutes to mix the dough into the right consistency. It’s normal for the ingredients to take some time to bind together.
Handling Your Dough Like A Pro
When rolling the dough, you’ll want to dust your rolling pin and parchment paper with a bit of tapioca flour first. This will make it easier to roll out, while also preventing it from getting too sticky.
Once the dough is rolled out, you’ll then transfer it to a freezer and let it chill for ten minutes. This step is crucial and allows the dough to firm up, so you can easily cut it into perfect squares.
Helpful Tips To Get You Started:
- Sub what you have on hand. Easily sub in arrowroot powder instead of tapioca starch, if needed.
- No ravioli stamp, no problem. You can use a square 3-inch cookie cutter in place of a ravioli stamp. Just use a fork to seal the perimeter of the ravioli.
- Serving sizes may vary. The thinner you roll out your dough, the more pieces of ravioli you can create. Thicker dough yields a denser ravioli, while thinner dough creates a lighter consistency.
Paleo Pumpkin Ravioli
Paleo Pumpkin Ravioli
- Medium mixing bowl
- Parchment paper
- 2 14-inch baking sheets
- 3-inch ravioli stamp
- Small mixing bowl
- Pastry brush
- Large stock pot
- Medium skillet
For the Ravioli:
- 1½ cups blanched almond flour
- 3 cups tapioca flour, plus more for dusting
- 3 large pasture-raised eggs, divided
- 2 T avocado oil
- ½ cup warm water
- ¼ t sea salt
For the Filling:
- ½ cup pumpkin purée
- 1 t dried thyme
- ¼ t garlic powder
- ¼ t sea salt
For the Sauce:
- ¼ cup grass-fed butter
- 1 T maple syrup
- ⅓ cup chopped raw walnuts
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- To Make the Ravioli: Combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, 2 eggs, avocado oil, water, and sea salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix with a fork to combine, then shape the dough into a ball. Beat the remaining egg in a small bowl and set aside.
- Lightly dust a rolling pin and 14-inch piece of parchment paper with tapioca flour. Set the dough onto the parchment paper and roll it into a long sheet, measuring about a quarter-inch thick.
- Place the parchment paper with the dough onto a baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.
- When ready, cut the dough into 12 squares using a ravioli stamp. Place the squares onto a separate baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a pastry brush to coat half of the squares with reserved egg wash.
- To Make the Filling: In a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, thyme, garlic powder, and sea salt. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on only the egg-washed squares.
- Top the pumpkin-filled pieces with the remaining dough squares to complete the ravioli. Use your fingers to gently seal the edges, then transfer to the freezer for 10 minutes.
- When ready, bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large stock pot and add 4 ravioli at a time. Cook for 7 minutes, or until the ravioli float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- To Make the Sauce: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the maple syrup and walnuts, then cook for 3 minutes. Turn the heat off and stir in the basil last.
- Place the ravioli onto a serving plate and pour the sauce on top to coat.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Almond flour (Hodgson Mill)
Tapioca flour (Authentic Foods)
Avocado oil (Bella Vado)
Sea salt (REDMOND)
Garlic powder (Frontier)
Raw walnuts (NOW Foods)
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Most cooking oils from the supermarket go
through a refinement process that strips
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healthy extra virgin avocado oil is all natural,
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Most cooking oils from the
supermarket go through a
refinement process that strips
them of all their natural nutrients.
This healthy extra virgin avocado
oil is all natural, pressed from
avocado trees in Mexico.