Slimmer Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli
This pumpkin ravioli recipe from cookinglight.com slims down a heavy Italian dish by using wonton wrappers instead of pasta dough. Although it may take some labor to wrap the pureed pumpkin, the calories and fat you save from store-bought ravioli is well worth it. Drizzle the ravioli with a light butter and gorgonzola cheese sauce.
Along with a host of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, pumpkins contain beta-carotene, which can reverse skin damage caused by the sun.
1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
30 round wonton wrappers
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Can't wait to get a bite of this Italian dish? Click here for the directions at cookinglight.com.
Yield: Serves six
Nutrition: Calories 250 (33% from fat), Fat 9.1g (sat 4.5g,mono 2.7g,poly 0.7g), Protein 9.5g, Carbohydrate 33g, Fiber 3.1g, Cholesterol 22mg, Iron 2.4mg, Sodium 636mg, Calcium 162mg
Excellent source of: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, pantothenic acid
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