1 1/2 cups butternut squash, cooked and mashed
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 package wonton wrappers
In a medium bowl combine squash, cheese, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper. This will be your filling.
If making ravioli, you can either take a whole wonton wrapper or divide it into 4 smaller squares to make them more 'kid-sized', as I did. Place a tablespoon (or a teaspoon for the smaller version) of filling in the center of each wonton.
Wet the edges with water and top with another wonton wrapper. Press around the edges to seal them closed.
To make tortellini (which I found to be easier), place a teaspoon of filling on the center of a full-size wonton wrapper. Wet the edges and fold diagonally so it forms a triangle.
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Anyway, back to tortellini. Now bring the two far corners together and wrap them around the center. Wet the end so it sticks and holds together.
Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. You can freeze them at this point, and transfer them into a freezer bag once frozen, or just cook them fresh. To cook, place in boiling water for a few minutes until they float. Serve with your favourite pasta sauce, pesto, or butter and herb mixture.
Using wonton wrappers to make ravioli and tortellini is an idea that has been floating around the blogosphere for a while now and was something I had been wanting to try. I finally got around to trying it and it definitely is a lot of fun! The wonton wrappers are easier than making your own pasta, but they are much thinner and more delicate than regular pasta, so some of the filling leaked out when I boiled them. The best advice I can give for these is not to overstuff or overcook them or they will leak. They were still mighty tasty though. I thought butternut squash and cheese would be a good filling, because I love Butternut Squash Lasagna so much. This is a similar idea, and just as yummy, in my opinon. The boys weren't crazy over them, but that's fine because then I had enough for leftovers for lunch the next day. I also have some in the freezer too, so I can't wait to have them again. I served them with butter, garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese. It was divine! The boys just don't appreciate this kind of thing like I do.