If you are looking for the best vegan ravioli recipe, you have come to the right place!
I am obsessed with ravioli, but it is impossible to find vegan ravioli when you are out at restaurants! As a result, you must make your own.
Believe it or not, it is actually quite simple to make your own vegan ravioli filling and then add that to your pasta dough and BAM you have the best dinner of all time! And of course, there are many vegan ravioli filling ideas that you can come up with to change things up too.
In this recipe, I start you out with an easy vegan ravioli dough, my suggested ravioli filling, and my suggested sauce.
As I said above, after you try it this way one time [or not] you can go absolutely wild with all the ways you can customize this recipe for yourself!
You can change up the filling and add anything you want, from tons of spinach to mushrooms or vegan cheese, pumpkin, anything!
You can change up the sauce and perhaps use a Vegan Alfredo Sauce or Vegan Marinara Sauce instead of the suggested cream sauce here! I hope that I can show you that it is very easy to make ravioli sauce vegan.
The ways you can customize this vegan ravioli recipe are endless and it is one thing I totally love about it.
Once you get the hang of the steps, it is pretty easy to do.
This is also one of the Best Vegan Recipes For Kids as you can involve the kids in helping dollop the filling onto the pasta rounds or even enlist them to use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes!
Either way, it is hard to go wrong when making your own vegan ravioli at home.
Making Your Own Vegan Ravioli Dough Without Eggs
If you think that the only way to make your own pasta is with eggs, I am here to tell you that you are delightfully wrong!
You can easily make your own vegan ravioli dough using just 4 ingredients which are flour, salt, oil, and warm water! This eggless ravioli dough will change your life and will help you gain confidence to make more modifications in the kitchen.
It is truly a fast and easy process and is basically newbie proof if you want to make your ravioli vegan.
You do not need any special tools in order to make the eggless ravioli dough! you just have to let the dough rest for 30 minutes so you will have to sacrifice a little bit of your time, but otherwise, it is easy peasy!
How To Make The Vegan Ravioli Filling
Making the vegan ravioli filling is so super simple! Of course, there are many other ravioli filling ideas out there, so if you don’t like this one, feel free to play it up with whatever filling you want.
I am all about saving you time, so you can use store-bought vegan ricotta. Whole Foods generally has it, but you can also make your own vegan ricotta easily to go inside the ravioli!
This is my easy recipe for vegan ricotta:
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1.5 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
I also use it in my Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Recipe!
Anyway! Whether you choose to use store-bought vegan ricotta or to make your own vegan ravioli filling, that is up to you! To prepare the filling, simply saute your spinach, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever other veggies you want such as mushrooms.
Then, transfer to a food processor and add your vegan ricotta, either homemade or store-bought, and give it a good puree until combined!
Making the vegan ravioli filling is so easy! If you don’t want to use ricotta at all or want a nut-free alternative, you can just fill the inside with mushrooms and spinach or whatever your heart desires! There is no wrong way to create the vegan ravioli filling for this recipe.
How To Put Together The Vegan Ravioli
Putting together the vegan ravioli is quite easy!
Roll out your eggless ravioli dough on a floured surface until very thin and then use a cookie cutter or the round top of a glass to cut out small circles.
I do find that cookie cutters work better, and you can use fun shapes if you want such as scalloped edges, but the top of a cup works just fine in a pinch and I have used it before!
Then, place about 1 tablespoon of your ravioli filling in the center of your circle and brush the edge of the pasta circle with water. Once again, there are plenty of dairy-free ravioli ideas for filling, so play it up based on your internet.
Cover with a second pasta round and press firmly around the edges to make sure they are sealed!
Then, repeat the process with the remainder of your eggless ravioli dough.
This is why I recommend enlisting the help of someone or even your kids for this part. It is kind of like making cookies and takes a little time to form them all.
To cook the vegan ravioli, simply boil them for 3 minutes in salted water or until they float.
Be careful not to overcook them or else they won’t come out the way they are supposed to!
Finally, while the ravioli is cooking or just before you cook them, prepare your sauce by sauteing everything in a pan and tossing with the ravioli to combine.
Of course, you can use the sauce of your choice and a nice Vegan Red Sauce goes wonderfully with this recipe as well.
It just depends on your tastes! When learning how to make vegan ravioli at home, growing confident in making substitutions is just part of the process.
Tips For Storing This Vegan Ravioli Recipe
Believe it or not, this vegan ravioli recipe keeps well for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Just make sure to store it in a covered and air-tight container.
I highly recommend storing the dairy-free ravioli in the fridge without the sauce. If you store them with the sauce, they will absorb the liquid. There is nothing wrong with this, but I just think the reheating process tastes better and is easier when the sauce is stored separately.
Of course, you can use the microwave if you want to reheat, but I have a better idea!
You are going to fry them! Yes, fry on the stove and it makes the ravioli slightly crispy and so delicious!
If you don’t want to use oil, you can use Vegan Butter to coat your pan.
Just lightly pan-fry until the ravioli is warm throughout and then toss with more sauce! As you can see, it is so easy to make ravioli vegan and reheating it is a great way to meal prep for the week.
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Classic Vegan Ravioli (Step-By-Step Recipe)
This vegan ravioli recipe is stuffed with delicious vegan ricotta and topped with creamy sauce. The best part is that you can customize the vegan ravioli filling with whatever you want if you don't like what I have here! The same goes for the sauce! Switch it out and play it up however you want!
- 2 2/1 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 TBS oil
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2/3 cup vegan ricotta (store bought or homemade using my recipe linked below)
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 TBSP oil
- 1 TSP garlic powder
- 1 TSP onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare The Vegan Ravioli Filling:
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the spinach, garlic powder and onion powder and sauté until wilted.
Transfer to a food processor, add the vegan ricotta and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until combined. If you are making your own my recipe for Vegan Cashew Cheese is at the bottom of this recipe entitled Vegan Mozzarella Sauce!
Prepare The Vegan Ravioli Dough:
In a bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Add the oil and the warm water and knead until you have a thick and elastic dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Roll out the pasta until 1 mm thick. With the help of a cookie cutter cut out small circles. You can also use the top of a glass!
Place around 1 Tbsp filling in the center of a circle and brush the borders with water. Cover with a second round of pasta dough and press firmly to close.
Repeat the process with the rest of the pasta dough and filling.
Cooking The Ravioli:
Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the ravioli and cook for 3 minutes or until they float. Drain and discard the water. Make sure not to overcook!
Preparing The Cream Sauce:
Melt the Vegan butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.
Pour the almond milk, garlic powder, nutmeg, nutritional Yeats and salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, around 30 seconds.
Add vegan ravioli and stir until combined and fully coated!
You can use whatever sauce you want for this recipe!
I also recommend my:
You can also choose to skip the vegan ricotta filling and use whatever mix of cooked veggies you have on hand for the filling instead!
these were great!! i used kite hill ricotta instead of homemade, but they were still amazing!! they’re very rich and delicious and super fun to make! thanks for the great recipe 🙂
Hi! For the dough recipe, it says 2 2/1 cups flour…may I safely assume this should read 2 1/2 cups flour? Hoping to make these with my kids. 🙂 Thank you!
Yes!! so sorry! Sometimes I get a little excited 😉
Have made these a few times with different sauces and they are so delicious! Thanks so much 🙏🏼
These were fantastic and so easy to make. I used the Kitehill Ricotta as that was easy. Even my non-vegan husband loved them. We used marinara for our sauce. Will make again and try the cream sauce.
I am so excited to hear this!!!!! Thank you for sharing this comment!
One of the best recipes!! I didn’t have spinach, so I got creative and used mushrooms which I highly recommend. I also added additional basil, oregano and pine nuts and it really brought out the flavor.
Thank you so much!!!
Hi — about the ricotta recipe…does it need to be refrigerated for a certain amount of time before using? I’d love to share the recipe but the ricotta part needs more clarification…so looking forward to trying this recipe!
No it does not need to!