Pasta and Grains: Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Pumpkin, Walnut and Orange Ravioli

A scrumptious and adventurous ravioli dish, combining nutritious walnuts, pumpkin and a hint of citrus.

Author: Walnut Marketing Board/California Walnut Commission - www.walnuts.org
Date: March 01, 2012

Serves: 4 person(s)

Preparation Time: 40 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

    1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 (15 oz) can solid-pack pumpkin
    1/4 cup thawed, frozen orange juice concentrate, divided
    2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage, divided
    1 pinch each of salt and freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    8 extra-wide (10-inch) lasagna noodles
    1 cup canned fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1 cup finely shredded Swiss chard

Directions:

    PUMPKIN FILLING: Heat walnuts in a dry skillet over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes until walnuts are slightly toasted. Set aside and reserve.

    Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add pumpkin, 2 tablespoons of the orange juice concentrate, 1 tablespoon of the sage, and 6 tablespoons of the walnuts; stir and heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside; keep warm.

    NOODLES: Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain well. Cut each noodle into 3 equal-sized rectangles. Set aside; keep warm.

    SAUCE: In a small saucepan over medium heat combine broth, chard, the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, and 1 tablespoon sage. Set aside; keep warm.

    RAVIOLI: To assemble ravioli, for each serving place 3 noodle pieces on a dinner plate; top each with 2-1/2 tablespoons of the pumpkin filling. Cover each with another noodle piece. Drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons walnuts, dividing equally.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:303 cals
Kilojoules:1,267 kJ
Fat:11.4 g
Carbohydrates:43.8 g
Protein:9.8 g
Cholesterol:28.3 mg
Sodium:277 mg
Saturated Fat:1.5 g
Fiber:5.9 g
Calcium:76.0 mg
Total Sugars:12.1 g

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