Dominic Chapman’s Turkey & Butternut Squash Ravioli

A great summer recipe this Great British Chef recipe for Butternut Squash Ravioli is inspiring and delicious, ideal for guests.

Serves: 6 people


Prep Time: mins


Cooking Time: 120 mins

Nutritional values per portion
Energy: Kcals
Protein: g
Total Fat: g
Saturated Fat: g
Carbs: g
Sugars: g
Salt: g
Fibre: g


Turkey and butternut squash filling

  • 1 British turkey leg
  • 50g of onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 50g of Parmesan
  • 5g of parsley, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Poaching liquor
  • 10g of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 carrot, large dice
  • 1 onion, large dice
  • 1 celery stick, large dice
  • 1 leek, large dice
  • 1 bulb of garlic, halved


  • 250g of 00 flour
  • 1 egg
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of water, cold
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • To serve
  • 250g of unsalted butter
  • 18 sage leaves
  • 20g of pine nuts
  • grated Parmesan
  • 200ml of olive oil


Starting with the dough, place the flour into a large bowl making a well in the middle. Pour 4 of the egg yolks into the well, along with olive oil, cold water and salt. Slowly start to fold the flour in from the edges until it forms a dough

As it comes together, tip the mix onto the table and knead for about 4 or 5 minutes until smooth. Cover with cling film if not using straight away

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Cut the butternut squash in half, score with a knife and brush with olive oil. Place the butternut squash, cut-side up, in a baking tray. Cover with tin foil and roast in the oven until tender

Remove the butternut squash from the oven and allow to cool slightly. With a fork, mash the flesh of the squash until smooth, then set aside until needed

Add the turkey to a pot of cold water and bring to the boil with the thyme, bay leaves, carrot, onion, celery stick, leek and garlic bulb. Once boiling, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, then switch off the heat and leave to cool

Once cool, remove the skin from turkey leg and discard. Shred the meat into bite size pieces, removing all bones and sinew

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, fry the onion and garlic together until softened, but with no colour. Remove the pan from the heat and add the turkey, butternut squash, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper and mix

Allow the mixture to cool and weigh out into 50g balls

Roll the pasta dough through a pasta machine, starting from the widest setting, and gradually going down the settings until the arrow is between 0 and 1. Repeat the process on the last setting to ensure there is a consistent finish to the thickness of the dough. The pasta should be dry, but with no cracks and slightly elastic

Use the 2 remaining egg yolks to make egg wash. Have a 6-8cm round pastry cutter square ravioli stamp ready

To make the ravioli, cut your sheets of rolled pasta into 50cm lengths. Place a sheet of pasta on a lightly floured work surface and brush lightly with the egg wash. Place the turkey balls in two rows with 10cm gaps between each one. There should be 10-12 balls in total

Take another sheet of pasta and gently cover the turkey balls. Stretch the dough over to meet the edges of the bottom pasta sheet and press gently around each ball to form a dome

Using the pastry cutter or ravioli stamp, cut out the raviolis around the turkey balls. Pick up each ravioli individually and using your thumb and forefinger, squeeze out any air and seal the edges. Store on a tray lined with a clean tea towel. Repeat the process until all of the turkey mix is enclosed

Toast the pine nuts until golden brown and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the ravioli and cook for about 4 minutes, until they are tender and rise to the top. Gently remove the ravioli from the water.

Meanwhile, finely chop half the sage. Heat the butter until it browns, remove from the heat and add the sage leaves

Fry the remaining sage leaves in hot olive oil until crisp and drain on kitchen towel. Add the ravioli to the brown butter and toss gently to coat

Transfer the ravioli’s onto warm plates, finish with more brown butter, sage leaves, pine nuts and grated Parmesan. Serve immediately with a green salad.

Nutritional values per portion
Energy: Kcals
Protein: g
Total Fat: g
Saturated Fat: g
Carbs: g
Sugars: g
Salt: g
Fibre: g

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