Homemade Vegan Ravioli

Easy, Simple Homemade VEGAN Ravioli Recipe with Vegan Tofu Almond Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce #vegan #ravioli #italian #vegancheese

VEGAN Ravioli. Homemade. Fresh. Filled with Almond Tofu Ricotta Cheese. Easy to make. Can be frozen for later. Delicious!

Easy, Simple Homemade VEGAN Ravioli Recipe with Vegan Tofu Almond Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce #vegan #ravioli #italian #vegancheese

This week I came down with a terrible cold. I haven’t been into the office in days because I don’t want to get my coworkers sick. I work in an open-office so germs spread like wildfire. Pair that with the changing season and the rainy, cold days we’ve had lately and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Something that’s not a recipe for disaster though, is this recipe for Homemade Vegan Ravioli. Since I was sick this whole week, I didn’t feel like cooking and just wanted something easy and quick. Luckily, we froze half of this batch of Vegan Ravioli and all it took was a quick 4-5 minutes in boiling water to make.

I thought making ravioli would be hard but this recipe is actually super easy. It can be a little time-consuming to cut out and stuff each ravioli and would probably be a little easier if you made square raviolis and just cut the dough straight on with a knife or rolling pizza cutter. However, we wanted the round ravs – maybe next time.

First, make your dough using a mixture of semolina flour and all-purpose flour. Before you ask, I have not tried a gluten-free version of this and I’m not sure how it would turn out. People usually have good results with the Bob’s 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour but I really don’t know in this case. Semolina flour is coarser than all-purpose flour but if you only have all-purpose and don’t feel like buying semolina, than go ahead and just use the all-purpose only.

Easy, Simple Homemade VEGAN Ravioli Recipe with Vegan Tofu Almond Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce #vegan #ravioli #italian #vegancheese

Another part of the dough is aquafaba – which is the water that you drain out of a can of chickpeas. I roast chickpeas as a snack all the time and save the water in a tupperware container just in case I need it for a recipe. Roasted chickpeas are the BEST! I’m addicted.

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN RAVIOLI:

These ravioli are stuffed with our homemade vegan almond tofu ricotta cheese, which is easy to make and tastes amazing. It lends a slight nutty flavor to the ravioli which I found to be the perfect flavor combination. We smothered ours in marinara sauce but using pesto, alfredo, or lemon olive oil would be delicious too. We also topped ours with vegan parmesan.

5 from 4 votes
Vegan Homemade Ravioli
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Homemade Ravioli stuffed with Vegan Ricotta Cheese and smothered in marinara sauce. 

Course: Dinner, Entree, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 301 kcal
Author: Pasta-based
Ingredients
for the vegan ravioli dough
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plus more for kneading and rolling)
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (drained from one can of chickpeas)
  • 2 tbsp water
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  • 2 cups Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix semolina flour and all-purpose flour.

  2. Drain a can of chickpeas and save the water - this is aquafaba. Set the chickpeas aside for another use. To the bowl, mix in aquafaba and water.

  3. Mix until combined and knead with your hands for a minute until the dough is smooth. If the dough is too wet and sticky, add flour - one tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too dry, you can add more water - one tablespoon at a time.

  4. Cover in plastic wrap and set dough to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make your Vegan Almond Tofu Ricotta Cheese. Set aside.

  6. After 30 minutes of resting, remove dough from plastic wrap. Sprinkle a light layer of flour on a clean counter or table. Using a rolling pin, roll dough until smooth and thin. 

  7. Using a small cup or cookie-cutter, cut dough into circles. Ball up the unused dough and roll it out again, repeat until you run out of dough. (You can also cut them into even squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.)

  8. Place a small amount of Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese in the center of the dough. This depends on the size of your circle. We used about a teaspoon of ricotta for a circle that was 2.5 inches wide. 

  9. Spread a small amount of water around the outside of the dough with your finger. Place another dough circle on top and press around the edges to seal. 

  10. To cook - drop a few ravioli into salted boiling water for 4-5 minutes. They will start to float once they're almost finished. Remove with a slotted spoon. Don't overcrowd your pot, cook them in batches. Serve warm with your favorite sauce.

Recipe Notes
  • Depending on the size you cut your dough, this recipe can make up to 40 ravioli.
  • You can freeze them for later!
    To freeze, place raw raviolis flat on a baking sheet and into the freezer for a few hours so they don't stick together. Once frozen, you can store them together in a plastic freezer bag or tupperware for 4 weeks or more. To reheat, boil in salted water for 5 minutes.
  • We smothered ours in marinara sauce but using pesto, alfredo, or lemon olive oil would be delicious too.
  • We also topped ours with vegan parmesan.

Easy, Simple Homemade VEGAN Ravioli Recipe with Vegan Tofu Almond Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce #vegan #ravioli #italian #vegancheese
Easy, Simple Homemade VEGAN Ravioli Recipe with Vegan Tofu Almond Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce #vegan #ravioli #italian #vegancheese
September 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

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19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anjali

    October 2, 2017


    I haven’t had ravioli in SO long! This sounds absolutely delicious!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      October 2, 2017

      It’s just one of those meals you love but don’t think about making that often. We hope you have a chance to try it!

  2. Reply

    Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite

    October 2, 2017

    I love ravioli!! Especially home made. These look so easy to make too!

  3. Reply

    Jasmine

    October 2, 2017


    You have inspired me to make ravioli at home, these look and sound AMAZING!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      October 2, 2017

      We really hope you have the chance – you will not be disappointed!

  4. Reply

    Brandie

    October 2, 2017

    Oh my word!!! These look perfect!! I need to try these! I hope you’re feeling better!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      October 2, 2017

      Thanks, Brandie!

  5. Reply

    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    October 2, 2017

    Ah, delicious!!! So easy to make too; ravioli were a childhood dinner staple in my house 🙂

  6. Reply

    Karen

    October 7, 2017

    Best cooking video I’ve seen! I need to make meals quickly, and while I appreciate some love the art of cooking and discussing all the intricacies of the subject—for me—having to watch long, chatty cooking videos slows things down. Yours is perfect,and I am thrilled to find a good vegan cheese ravioli recipe ( :

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      October 9, 2017

      Thanks so much Karen! I totally get what you mean. I try to edit the videos to be quick and fun to watch but still easy to see the steps. I’m so glad you like the style, your comment means a lot to us!

  7. Reply

    Giovonne

    December 27, 2018


    This dough was incredible! As an Italian growing up making homemade ravioli, I was definitely a little skeptical that vegan dough could be close to the real thing. I was so pleasantly surprised!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      December 27, 2018

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that – made my day!

  8. Reply

    Indy

    December 30, 2018

    Can I make the sheets in pasta machine?

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      January 8, 2019

      Yes!

  9. Reply

    Corinda

    January 23, 2019


    This ricotta was SOOO good! Best I’ve ever tried. I added spinach. I found the dough hard to work with and my raviolis turned out a bit dough-y, especially around the edges, but overall a really great recipe, thank you!!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      February 2, 2019

      Thank you! So glad to hear it worked out.

  10. Reply

    Angela

    January 25, 2019

    Can I make these without the aquafaba?
    My son has an allergy to beans so I can’t use the water from the chick peas. Is there another option?
    My son has an egg allergy as well and I’ve found it very hard to find egg free raviolis, that’s how I came across your recipe.
    Thank you!!

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      February 2, 2019

      Yes. You can use water in place of the aquafaba.

  11. Reply

    Liam Gentile

    March 24, 2019

    Hey! I’m very excited to make this recipe tonight for some friends. Do you think this will adequately feed 5 hungry people? or should I 1.5x the recipe?

    Thank you!

    Liam

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