GLUTEN-FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI
Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, and the Christmas holidays are fast-approaching, and you’ll want to add something special to your traditional winter feast. Maybe your Thanksgiving meal was great, but it could have used a little something special. But what exactly? How about some delicate, fresh and creamy Butternut Squash Ravioli ?
Adding a meal with a winter squash to your menu is seasonal and healthy!
Don’t let the entire season pass you by without adding a delicious winter squash – like butternut squash - to your meal plan. We can help with this! Keep reading…we can put butternut squash ravioli on your menu.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A WINTER SQUASH?
Winter squashes are different than summer squashes because they are harvested and eaten during what is called a mature fruit stage (you read that right! They are actually a FRUIT!). This is when the rind is tough. And then, although it might seem obvious, the squash can then be stored to be eaten during – you guessed it - winter!
Winter squashes includes squashes like banana squash, acorn squash, kabocha squash, pumpkin squash, and our personal favorite - butternut squash! Butternut squash grows on a vine and has a nutty flavor similar to pumpkin. When butternut squash is ripe it turns from a tan, yellowish color to a bright orange.
And even though butternut squash is technically a fruit, it is mostly used like a vegetable by roasting it or sautéing it or even pureeing it into a creamy soup.
MORE ABOUT OUR FAVORITE WINTER SQUASH
Butternut squash is one of several varieties of winter squash. It has a sweet and nutty taste, similar to pumpkin, which makes it a perfect additional to your holiday meal. It’s also the sweetest of the winter squashes, and it is delicious when simply roasted. But one of its best qualities is its ability to mash and puree smoothly, making it a wonderfully delicious filling for our gluten-free ravioli. Butternut squash is a great source of fiber as well as vitamin A and potassium making it the perfect choice as part of your holiday menu or any dinner. Best of all, our butternut squash ravioli is gluten-free so even those with wheat sensitivities can enjoy it! It makes a fantastic meal that your gluten-free guests can eat, but EVERYONE will enjoy the delicious taste.
As with all of our products, we use only the freshest ingredients to make our delicious pasta. We use rice and potato flour for our gluten-free pasta. In our butternut squash ravioli, we use a divine blend of baked butternut squash, smooth ricotta cheese, savory parmesan cheese, egg, and fresh sage to make a creamy and delicious filling. It’s enough to make your mouth water!
And while this amazing meal is tasty at any time of year, our butternut squash ravioli is especially popular during the autumn and winter.
BUT HOW DO YOU COOK IT?
This is the best part! Leave the preparation to us! You can focus on the rest of your holiday meal, leaving the gluten-free, seasonal cooking to someone else.
Click on the heart at the top of this page that says BUY GF PRODUCTS to order this amazing ravioli.
It will arrive freshly frozen, and you simply have to put the frozen ravioli in boiling water to cook!
You can top it off with a traditional marinara sauce to keep your meal lighter, or whip up our Brown Butter Sauce and Sage for a special treat. It goes well with brown butter so we love this idea!
The recipe is below and it’s easy to prepare.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI WITH BROWN BUTTER SAUCE AND SAGE
- · Sea salt
- · Extra-virgin olive oil
- · Fresh sage leaves – remove the stems
- · Fresh cracked pepper
- · Heavy whipping cream
- · Parmesan cheese
- · Pasta Loioco’s Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Ravioli
- · Butter
Fill a large pot three-quarters of the way with water. Add a pinch of salt and one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Place on the stove to boil.
Once the water is boiling, open a package of Pasta Loioco’s Gluten-free Butternut Squash Ravioli, and place the pasta in the water.
The pasta will initially sink to the bottom of the pot. Be sure to stir it a few times to prevent it from sticking. Let it continue to boil.
Once the pasta starts floating, it is then al dente (pasta that is cooked to be firm when eaten). If that is how you prefer your pasta, remove it immediately from the water.
If you prefer your pasta a little bit softer, let if float for a minute or two more, and then remove it from the water.
As soon as the pasta is drained it should be placed in the pan with the sauce to be sautéed.
THE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE WITH SAGE!
Put a cooking pan on the burner over high heat. Add a few pats of butter and the sage. Sautee until the butter browns, and the sage lightens in color.
Add heavy whipping cream and continue to heat until it bubbles and thickens. The whipping cream will ensure a thicker and creamier sauce.
At this point, you can add the cooked ravioli, and salt and pepper to taste.
For some people, a gluten-free diet means having better health. But for people who have celiac disease or wheat allergies and sensitivities, a gluten-free diet is necessary and can be a lifesaver. Gluten-free ravioli lacks the gluten, which is the protein normally seen in wheat, barley, and rye. This is why a gluten-free ravioli is also referred as wheat-free ravioli.
Let Pasta Loioco help make your gluten-free diet easier to maintain! Order our gluten-free pastas today!
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