If you’re a pasta addict who always loves to experiment with different pasta recipes, then you must have heard of the famous butternut squash ravioli sauce. However, there are a lot of ways that you can make a butternut squash ravioli sauce. You can make such sauce with the sage-brown butter sauce, garlic brown butter sauce, mushrooms and brown butter sage sauce.However, I will share with you the recipe which involves white wine cream sauce and hazelnuts. This is a pretty traditional recipe that includes butternut squash ravioli sauce. Prepare the ingredients needed, follow the tutorial and you’re good to go!
What You Need:
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 3 tablespoons of minced shallots
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 1 package wonton wrappers
- ½ cup hazelnuts
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
How to Make Butternut Squash Ravioli with White Wine Cream Sauce and Hazelnuts
Step 1: Toast Hazelnuts
Prepare the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Put in the oven and leave for 15 minutes. After that, transfer the hazelnuts to a towel. To carefully remove the skins, rub them briskly. Chop the hazelnuts coarsely and set them aside.
Step 2: Cook Squash
Get the butternut squash. Split into a half. Rub with olive oil on the flesh. On a baking sheet, lay the butternut squash cut side down. Put into the oven and bake for 35 minutes. To check if the squash is cooked, pierce with a fork. Cool the squash. After that, scoop out its flesh. Puree the squash in a blender or food processor. Add water if necessary.
In a large skillet, melt one tablespoon of butter. Add three tablespoons of shallot when the foaming subsides. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the puree. Cook on medium. Stir for 2 minutes until it’s somewhat dry. Add ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and salt for seasoning. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for 2 minutes. After that, remove the heat. Add the nutmeg and grated Parmesan until they’re blended. Allow cooling.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Get the flour and dust the sheet with flour. Lay out 12 wonton wrappers. Put filling in the wonton’s center. Use the beaten egg and brush the first four wontons to prevent the egg from drying. In each wonton, lay a wonton wrapper and press gently from the filling’s center to the edges.
This is to squeeze out the air bubbles. Transfer the ravioli to the baking sheet which is already wax paper-lined. Repeat with the remaining wontons. Then place another wax paper sheet on the ravioli’s top and dust with flour. Make 12 more ravioli. On the top of the second sheet of wax paper, lay the ravioli. You can freeze the ravioli.
Melt the white wine cream sauce in a small saucepan. Add the shallots if the foam subsides and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, white wine cream and lemon juice. Simmer for 10 minutes. In a cold butter, whisk it, one tablespoon at a time. In minced fresh sage, stir it.
Boil 1 large pot of water. Add the ravioli. Stir it gently to prevent them from sticking. Simmer for 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to drain and transfer the ravioli to the plates. Drizzle with white wine cream sauce and sprinkle hazelnuts. Serve to your guests or family.
Benefits of Butternut Squash
Now that you have learned how to make the butternut squash ravioli sauce, I think that it’s time to know some of the advantages you can get from it.
1. Prevents High Blood Pressure
1 cup contains 500mg of potassium. It decreases the blood pressure through counteracting the sodium’s effect on your diet. Serious health issues like stroke and heart disease can be avoided.
2. Promotes Regularity
1 cup also contains 7g of fiber which prevents constipation. It also helps to maintain your digestive tract by supporting the healthy bacteria in your stomach.
3. Improves Eyesight
The butternut squash also has vitamin A which is important to have healthy eyesight. It also has lutein and zeaxanthin which are healthy antioxidants that protect one’s vision.
4. Keep Bones Strong
It contains manganese, which helps the body with calcium absorption, maintain healthy bone structure and improve the spinal column’s mineral density. It’s also a source of folate, iron, and zinc that protects you from osteoporosis.
5. Protects Skin
Butternut squash contains vitamin C too, which makes your skin healthier. There was a study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that says the higher intake of Vitamin C lowers the dryness of the skin.
That’s it pasta lovers! I hope you learned a lot from this recipe. Of course, you can try other options like what I mentioned in the first part of this article. The secret is to choose the best type of sauce that comes with the butternut squash, like the white wine cream sauce.
If you tried this recipe before, share your thoughts and experiences in the comment box below. Share this recipe with your family and friends too. Bon appetite!