Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 3 ravioli)

Serve with ham, roast pork loin, Cornish hen, or venison.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Pierce potato several times with a fork; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until tender. Cool. Peel potato; mash. Combine potato, cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.

Step 3

Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to keep them from drying), spoon 1 tablespoon potato mixture into center of each wrapper. Brush edges of dough with egg white; bring 2 opposite corners to center. Press edges together to seal, forming a triangle. Repeat procedure with remaining wonton wrappers, potato filling, and egg white.

Step 4

Bring 6 quarts water to a boil. Add 8 ravioli; cook 2 minutes or until done. Remove ravioli from pan with a slotted spoon. Lightly coat cooked wontons with cooking spray; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining ravioli.

Step 5

Melt butter in a small skillet over high heat. Add chopped sage to pan; cook 1 minute or until butter is lightly browned. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, juice, and pepper. Drizzle butter mixture over ravioli. Garnish with sage sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

detailaddict's Review

mldejavu45
August 17, 2013
Very good...to make this a main course I added oyster and chanterelle mushrooms, sauteed in the drippings of pan-crisped mortadella (only pork I had on hand) which I then crumbled into the dish. Also used homemade pasta. Served with a green salad. I agree that butternut squash or even pumpkin would make good substitutes. I would make this again.

Patty46's Review

betsymrosen
July 11, 2012
You can also use butternut squash. Chunk up either and boil in chicken broth to speed up the process. Four cheese Alfredo goes well with the butternut squash.

CharAndi's Review

cal1runner
August 18, 2010
this is the best ravioli recipe ever! I used it to introduce a few Europeans to the sweet potato, and they are now avid fans. You can change up the proportions of spices, lemon juice, butter and Parmesan and it is still amazing. Its the classiest comfort food I've ever eaten and my husband and I make it every chance we get! We usually eat it by itself (varying the quantity depending on our hunger) but I would like to try some accompaniments with it in the future. Tossing the ravioli in the sauce works as well as drizzling if you want your pasta coated in butter.

cookfromIL's Review

cookfromIL
October 04, 2009
Here is a small modification that you may enjoy. Add a little goat cheese (chevres is lovely, but a good feta also works well) to the sweet potato. Also, for those who didn't love the lemon, try making a creamier sauce incorporating lemongrass. Sprinkle with sage and chopped toasted hazelnuts.

mldejavu45's Review

CharAndi
February 26, 2012
Everyone loved this dish!!! Keeper!

betsymrosen's Review

WMphillips
December 19, 2012
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cal1runner's Review

Patty46
June 02, 2011
This dish was delicious. My mother loved it and described it as mouthwatering. The raviolis were very easy to make. My only complaint is that the recipe states that the sweet potato must be cooked for 40 minutes, but it actually took an hour. I was also worried that the ravioli's would fall apart after being boiled for two minutes but they stuck together and turned out beautifully. I will definitely make this dish again.

WMphillips's Review

Catula
November 05, 2011
I made these today, i forgot to add the parmesean as i was making them, so i added it in with the lemon butter mix at the end and drizzles it on top, it made a nice "fancier" looking dish! and tasted just as good!

mousepotato's Review

nyckelpiga
April 06, 2012
I microwaved the sweet potato and it was perfect. Even the sweet potato haters in your world will love these!

Catula's Review

detailaddict
November 09, 2008
I made these (for the second time) last night for a party. Everyone, including the people who claim not to like sweet potatoes, loved them. Easier to prepare than I thought they would be, but a bit time consuming for an everyday thing. We cooked the butter for a little less time and used a bit more lemon juice.