Making Perfect Autumnal Ravioli

Making Perfect Autumnal Ravioli

Contributed by Katy Morris

One of the most popular New York based kosher chefs of Kitchensurfing and Chef de Cuisine of Prime at the Bentley, Chef David Egidio Donagrandi, offered his take on a classic seasonal ravioli recipe, crafted exclusively for Kosher Like Me readers. We are indeed, honored and appreciative.

These pumpkin or butternut squash filled ravioli are a perfect way to use the bright orange gourds you’ll find at your farmers’ market through November and December. 


“This recipe is a classic, very popular dish in the North of Italy from mid September until the end of November when pumpkins are very much available. What inspires me about this dish is the warmth and sweetness the pumpkin brings to a fall menu. It is a fun and easy dish to make and the fact that all ages, from small kids to adults, love this dish makes it a popular one to serve and share with family and friends for the holiday.”


We love that his motto on cooking is “SIMPLE and CLEAN” and this recipe is a perfect showcase. Consider substituting butternut squash if you prefer it. This ravioli dish would make a perfect vegetarian option for a Thanksgiving side (if your Thanksgiving is meat-free) or appetizer.

And don’t get intimidated by the length; Chef David has simply laid out, in meticulous detail, his suggestions for making the perfect, homemade ravioli.


Interested in having this Italian culinary mastermind cook for you? Book him via Kitchensurfing’s easy to use website.

Note: Chef recommends using a Ravioli Maker in this recipe. Check out what the team at The Kitchn had to say about why it’s a good idea to use one.

All photos courtesy of Kitchensurfing. Grazie!


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