This week, Les Petits Chefs worked on a quick and easy dinner idea from The Whole Family Cookbook that had endless flavour combination possibilities – pumpkin ravioli made in won ton wrappers. I love the simple sophistication of this dish and so did the boys. I was excited to teach them how to make ravioli using the wonton wrappers when you don’t have the time (or energy or skills!) to make homemade pasta. The sense of satisfaction kids will get making a recipe like this is enormous and I was very proud of the boys as they carefully filled their wrappers with the pumpkin filling.
The recipe itself is so so easy – the boys remarked how they could have “dinner in 30 minutes” from start to finish..
A few simple ingredients – pumpkin, ricotta (we used cottage cheese), sage, parmesan and salt and pepper – make up the filling.
I taught the boys you don’t need any fancy equipment to make pretty ravioli!
The boys gave these between 9 and 10/10. They loved them. I have to admit, I did too! I have made a similar version before (ignore the terrible pictures!) but it is nowhere near as fun making them on my own as it is teaching budding chefs how to make them!
Do you have a budding chef at home? You should definitely check out The Whole Family Cookbook – on Amazon or Amazon Canada. A fabulous book full of great pictures and easy, step by step instructions with different tasks for different ages, it’s quite simple the best kids’ cooking book I have seen. Do yourselves and your children a favour, won’t you?
Looking for some more “quick and easy” ideas? Head on over to Food Network Canada to see my latest post: Quick and Easy appetizers.
** Don’t forget to check out next month’s “Forever Nigella” event – I’m hosting a street party in honour of the Royal Wedding and would love for you to join me. All the details here.