Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

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Nothing says romance to me like pasta and I’m cooking up Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce for the loves in my life.

Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce on White plate with silverware, set on a dark wood table

Romantic Dinner

I’m definitely in love with pasta. I also love lobster so why not combine the two. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m cooking up some ideas for you.

My recipe today is a homemade cheesy lobster ravioli with a light tomato sauce.

finished homemade cheesy lobster ravioli on cutting board

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Einkorn Flour Pasta

I’m pretty much completely switched over to Einkorn flour. It’s an ancient grain that is healthy and easily digestible. If you want to know more about Einkorn, I have written more about it HERE.

Pasta dough after mixing and kneading, rolled into a ball and waiting to be cut into 1/4ths

Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

Cheesy Lobster and Spinach Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy lobster ravioli with tomato sauce, easy tomato sauce, einkorn flour pasta, einkorn flour ravioli, light tomato sauce, lobster ravioli
Servings: 2 dozen

Equipment

  • 1 Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • 1 Pasta Attachment

Ingredients

Einkorn Pasta

  • 3 cups Einkorn all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water

Ravioli Filling

  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4 cups spinach leaves, coarsely chopped, loosely packed
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup lobster meat, finely chopped (optional) you can add more lobster or another protein. If you just want cheese this is optional.

Light Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14 oz) whole tomatoes I use my 2 of my pints that I canned in the summer
  • 1 4 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Ravioli Filling

  • Saute spinach in heated oil until wilted. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Move off of heat to cool.
    3 cups of baby spinach once it has been sautéed is about an 1/8th of the original size
  • Mix all the cheeses together with egg and spices. Add cooled spinach mixture and lobster. Set aside
    homemade ravioli filling mix in a glass mixing bowl

Tomato Sauce

  • Saute the onions in the oil over medium heat in a saute pan, once translucent add the garlic, and saute for one more minute until fragrant. Add the whole tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and pepper. Gently break up the whole tomatoes a bit with the side of a wooden spoon and combine the tomato paste.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to low and let simmer for 20 minutes

Einkorn Ravioli

  • Put flour and salt into the mixer bowl and mix with the flat beater.
  • Lift the beater and add the eggs and oil to the center of the flour mixture. Mix on low until well blended but still crumbly. Add the water and the dough will form a ball. Once a ball is formed, change the flat beater to the dough hook. Run the dough hook on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the bowl and form it into a ball. Cut into four equal pieces. Store the pieces your not using under a damp tea towel.
    1/4 of pasta dough rolled into a ball
  • Take one piece of dough and roll it into a ball and then flatten out a bit with a rolling pin.
    1/4 of the pasta dough rolled out and ready to pass through the pasta roller
  • Starting at the largest pasta roller size (8) roll the dough through the machine. Then fold in half or thirds to form a rectangle and put through machine again and then one more time. Continue putting the dough through the machine moving the size down each time until you get to 5 or 4. Do not go any thinner for ravioli.
  • Place each piece under the damp tea towel until you are ready to use.
  • Once you have your four pieces ready, layout two and evenly place filling in twelve spots on each piece of dough. Then cover with the remaining two pieces. Cut out the ravioli and then use a fork to seal.
    bottom sheet of dough for ravioli with filling on top
  • Add finished ravioli to boiling water for 4 minutes, lift with a slotted spoon and serve with tomato sauce.
  • I bought a ravioli maker and I found that it was very difficult to use. The simple old fashioned way worked the best.

Below is a video of the dough in the pasta roller

Recipe Modifications

If you find that you don’t have the time to make homemade ravioli, you can definitely substitute store-bought. You could use shrimp or crab in place of lobster or eliminate it if you aren’t a fan of seafood. You can also use other proteins like sausage or chicken. Or if you like you can also just leave them plain cheese if you like.

If you don’t want to make the ravioli dough, I also have a recipe for ravioli where I used wonton wrappers. You can find it HERE.

The tomato sauce is a quick easy way to make ravioli special.

Romantic Tablescape

Romantic

/rō’man(t)ik/ adjunctive: conducive to or characterized by the expression of love noun: a person with romantic beliefs or attitudes

Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce
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I hope that you enjoy the Cheesy Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Sauce. It’s a really fun meal that you and your loved ones can make together and then enjoy together.

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14 Comments

  1. Wow! This sounds amazing! And quite decadent. Yum. I can’t believe that you make your own ravioli. You go girl!

    1. It took some time but it was very easy. I imagine if you don’t have a good mixer or pasta maker, it might much more tedious.

    1. It was very good. I actually put the lobster in half the mixture and sausage in the other half for “Handy”. Both versions were delish.

  2. This looks delicious. I wonder if I could use fresh lasagna noodles in lieu poof malingering my own?

    1. I think that you absolutely could. I have made ravioli with wonton wrappers before and that works too! I have had you on my mind and in my prayers. I hope you’re feeling better and on the mend.

  3. Oh gosh. Should not be typing on iPad from hospital bed. In lieu of Making my own noodles

    1. I knew what you meant! Hope you are home and feeling better soon.

  4. That ravioli is a serious work of art Lynn! I’m a huge pasta fan too. Pinned😊

    1. It was pretty easy, just time-consuming. A great weekend, too cold to go outside project.

  5. Lynn this looks delish! We just got hammered with ice and snow! Going to have to make some this weekend!

    1. Homemade pasta is a great snow day project. We’ve gotten a little snow but nothing major yet. It’s been incredibly cold here. Where do you live in upstate NY. My brother and sister-in-law and my niece and her family all live in Clifton Park. I love it there.

  6. Leslie Watkins says:

    How did I miss this? Looks amazing!!

    1. I’m really enjoying making my own pasta. It’s easier than I thought and so tasty!

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