Candy Pasta (Caramelle)

When I made Big Ravioli with Spinach, Ricotta and Rolling Yolk Egg Filling I had some leftovers and since I hate trashing food I decided to try a new shape of ravioli, something cute like a candy!

These are actually very easy to make and they will definitely impress your guests. The filling can be changed as you like as well.

Here is the recipe!

Note: some pictures are the same of my Big Ravioli post


Ingredients (serves 4)

for the dough

  • 200 g semolina flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

for the filling

  • 150 g boiled spinach
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 40 g grated Parmesan cheese

to dress

  • 100 g butter
  • fresh sage leaves
  • 80 g grated Parmesan cheese

For the dough make a mound with the flour on your work surface and scoop out a well in the middle. Pour the egg into the hole



Gently beat the eggs into the flour


then use your hands and knead it until you have a smooth dough, adding just a drop of water if necessary, and no more. Knead the dough for ten to fifteen minutes, until it is smooth, firm, and quite elastic. Let it sit covered with a kitchen towel for about 15- 20 min.

In the meantime in a bowl combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix well


Roll out the dough into a thin sheet (about 5 mm thick) and cut off 10*8cm rectangular


Drop one tsp. of filling in the center of each rectangular then fold it over


squeezing the 2 sides just like a candy paper


cute, uh?

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your candies for at least 5 minutes. Keep the water to a gentle boil to avoid them to break or open up

In a skillet melt the butter with the fresh sage leaves. NOTE: I did not have any fresh sage so I just used some of the dry stuff…


Drain the candies off the boiling water and add them to the skillet, stirring gently to allow them to coat in the butter.


Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately!





– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.