Make Heart Shaped Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Won Ton Wrappers
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If I knew it was so easy to make ravioli with won ton wrappers, I would have done this ages ago. Easy, heart shaped, goat cheese and beet ravioli are just the kind of fun Valentine’s Day food I like to make. Eating just a few can feel so rich and decadent, I might forgo that box of candy especially when drizzled with a bit of truffle honey.
This month’s theme for the Creative Cooking Crew is dumplings. I could think past Chinese dumplings, which I love, but I have little experience with Asian cooking and I’m keeping a tight pantry lately, in trying to simplify my life. I didn’t want to have a long list of ingredients I might only use once. but what was to stop me from making my own version of pot stickers skipping right past Asian flavors and grabbing onto something I’m very familiar with. Beets and goat cheese. To remain true to myself, I created something easy and approachable with a minimum of ingredients, yet fun, delicious and innovative.
The red beet and goat cheese mixture is beautiful and when stuffed inside a wonton wrapper, the bright pink color shows through. I pan fried the ravioli with diced red beets to turn the dough a beautiful beet red color. I glistened the ravioli with a bit of truffle honey, but you could also rest them in some butter and shallots or use plain honey.
I made a few round shaped pot sticker-type dumplings, by pan frying, steaming.
I also made a version closer to a dumpling for soup accompanied by the beet greens. Saute Beet greens with olive oil and garlic.
I knew in my heart I wanted a red beet goat cheese filling. I combined goat cheese with cream cheese and pureed a fresh raw red beet. I did this with a Vitamix that will crush the raw beets as I did with red beet pesto. However, you can roast or boil the beet, if you are using a food processor. I added a touch of sweetness by way of a peach habanero jelly. I liked the heat and sweet, but you could opt for something else like honey or a different jam or go savory with salt and pepper.
Whichever way you choose to use won ton wrappers, know that they are versatile and make a very good ravioli in a pinch. It’s easy to cut them into the heart shapes (for Valentine’s fun), or pinch them into a round dumpling. The beet and goat cheese filling is tasty, colorful and a nice surprise.
Make Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli Hearts with Won Ton Wrappers
- 2 red beets
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon flavored jelly or honey I used peach habanero
- 16 wonton wrappers
- 1- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or butter
- Peel beets. Roast one beet to be used for mixture.
- Dice one beet to be used to stir fry with ravioli. (Optional)
- Mix together cream cheese, goat cheese with jelly or honey.
- Roast red beets for 40 minutes at 375 until softened. Dice red beets. Place 1/2 cup or more of diced cooked red beets into food processor with cheese mixture, and mix until completely iincorporated.
- Wet the edges of two wrappers Put a teaspoon full of beet, goat cheese mixture on one. Top with wrapper. Cut out heart shape. Cover with damp cloth, as you continue to make ravioli. You can freeze them at this point.
- To cook, submerge in boiling water until they float to the top about 5 minutes.
- From this point, you can make eat cooked ravioli with butter. To get that red look, pan fry with remaining diced red beets with a tablespoon of butter. Once ravioli is cooked, toss in the pan with beets and cook a few more minutes tossing the beets over and under the ravioli. They will assume that deep beautiful color.
- Serve with the beets as a garnish.
Beet Goat Cheese Potstickers
- Place cheese mixture in center of won ton wrapper. Wet both sides of both wontons. Top with wonton, and pleat edges. Cover with damp cloth as you are making.
- Place very small amount of oil into a frying plan. Pan fry for 4 minutes without turning on medium heat. Add in hot broth or a little boiling water. Cover and steam to complete cooking for a few more minutes.
To make soup: Put ravioli or pot sticker into chicken broth. Add sauteed beet greens, finely chopped.
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Super creative and so adorable Angela!
I never met a beet & goat cheese combo I didn’t like and your V-Day recipe looks divine!
These are very pretty, Angela. I’m starting to grow to like beets and with goat cheese, it’s such a perfect pairing. I’ve done the raviioli in won ton wrappers a long time ago and didn’t have success (they kept coming apart in the water) and I’m still struggling to get my pasta dough thin enough not to create a leaden ravioli. Well done, girl!
these dumplings are so beautiful and creative! love it so much!
Beets and goat cheese are the ultimate flavor combo! I love your creativity here and how you cooked the dumplings in a few different ways to showcase them 🙂
I’m in the pink food lately.
Oh, those are pretty. I love the swirly look of the valentine with the light colored wrapper and the hot pink filling!
I think I got lucky with the swirl look. But the hot pink filling is easy to replicate.
They are beautiful. I remember the first time I saw wontons used for ravioli was a dessert with rhubarb stuffing and strawberry sauce. It was delicious but most important, I found the quick and easy wonton wrapper. Lately, I make my own and sort of have pasta down and can do it pretty fast. These are lovely… beets and pasta go so well together and are perfect for a sweet Valentine’s dish. Great dish for the challenge.
Yes, I’ll be using these more often.
Good to see you doing beets as well. Perfect for the season.
I knew bleeding hearts were a good thing! GREG
Now why didn’t I think of that?
I love this..really I do…what fun and using the beet greens…yum!
Thanks, Norma. Yes, glad you noticed the beet greens. Might as well use them.
What a cute, romantic, YUM ravioli to do!
Enjoy your photos today too!
What a beautiful and inventive recipe. And I can certainly see that using the won ton wrappers would make this a pretty simple operation. Brava!
Thanks Adri. Yes, much easier than it looks.
Oh, I love the flavor combination here. They look and sound SO perfect and delicious!
Angela, what a sweet idea! Just beautiful. : )
Very nice Angela. And you used both the beets and the stems. I’m sure this will be a popular post for Valentine’s Day.
I wanted to use round wonton wrappers but didn’t find them in my supermarket. Did you go to a specialty Asian store?
Joan, funny thing, I have a neighbor who is Korean/Chinese. She gave me these a year go and they’ve been in my freezer. I think they are from the Asian market.