How to make autumn ravioli and pinot mushrooms

Hello, I’m Elaina, the culinary enthusiast behind Flavour Food and Wine. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a recipe that perfectly encapsulates the essence of fall – Autumn Ravioli with Pinot Mushrooms. This dish combines the comforting warmth of ravioli with the earthy flavors of Pinot mushrooms, creating a hearty meal that’s perfect for those crisp autumn evenings. So, let’s dive into this gastronomic adventure and explore the delightful world of Autumn Ravioli with Pinot Mushrooms together.

Autumn ravioli and pinot mushrooms Recipe

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Autumn ravioli & pinot mushrooms

If I remember only one thing about the wine classes that I’m taking at Banville & Jones, it will be that Pinot Noir & mushrooms are a match made in heaven! Flavia, one of the sommeliers teaching my classes is so passionate about this delectable fact! And never have I believe it more until I made my a duo of ravioli, filled with sweet potato & butternut squash covered in a Pinot Noir mushroom sauce. I prepared this dish last Saturday for my Gourmet Club‘s Autumn Harvest Dinner. [Full review to be posted shortly]
Inspired by three different recipes, I pulled together the elements from each that really spoke to me, and I created a cohesive autumnal dish. For the ravioli, I looked to recipes from Saveur as well as Williams Sonoma. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to make sweet potato or butternut squash filled ravioli, so I made both! I opted for the wonton wrapper version of ravioli instead of fresh pasta, although I can promise you, there will be homemade pasta found on my blog at some point in time. But for this recipe, the wonton wrappers were ideal as it let me focus on the flavours of the fillings. So I took my time slow roasting the squash and the potatoes in the oven, then mixing the purées together with the chosen seasonings. And then one by one I carefully filled each of the wrappers to create a perfect little ravioli. And since I made far too much filling for the dish that evening, the next day I ended up filling and wrapping 6 dozen more and freezing them for future use.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 oven
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 skillet


Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Fillings

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon for each mixture
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg for each mixture
  • 1 tsp sea salt for each mixture
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 30-60 large wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg lightly beated

Pinot Noir Mushroom Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 pound of oyster & cremini mushrooms trimmed and sliced
  • leaves from 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pinot Noir [I used the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir]
  • 1/4 cup reserved beef broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives


Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Fillings

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Carefully cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise, drizzle with olive oil and place face down on a baking sheet.
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes several times and place on baking sheet next to squash.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, then remove the butternut squash and set aside to cool to touch.
  • If the potatoes are still firm when poking through, continue baking until tender.
  • Then remove as well and cool to touch.
  • Remove each fillings from their shells, puree through a food mill and place in respective bowls.
  • Seasong with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper with the same amount for each mixture. Place a dollop of filling onto each wonton wrapper, brush lightly with the egg wash along the edges then fold and press to close.
  • Voila, ravioli!

Pinot Noir Mushroom Sauce

  • Place a clean skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and a 2-count drizzle of oil.
  • When the butter starts to foam, add the shallots and saute for 2 minutes to soften.
  • Add the mushrooms and thyme; season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir everything together for a few minutes.
  • Add the red wine, stirring to scrape up any stuck bits; then cook and stir to evaporate the alcohol.
  • When the wine is almost all gone, add the reserved beef juices.
  • Let the liquid cook down and then take it off the heat.
  • Stir in the cream and chives, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place 4-6 ravioli in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon to drain.
  • Plate 4-6 raviolis per plate and cover with the pinot mushroom sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh chives and enjoy!



As for the sauce, I adapted Chef Tyler Florence‘s recipe for Red Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce, substituting the Cabernet Sauvignon for the famed Pinot Noir to dance with my oyster mushrooms. The only words I have are “Oh My God”! Or should I say “Oh My Devil”? One of my most favourite aromas that can waft through a kitchen is the moment when you splash wine into your pan of sautéed butter, onions & mushrooms and all the intoxicating flavours escape and embrace your sense of smell. As mentioned in a previous post this week, the oyster mushrooms were to make quite the appearance in this recipe. They paired so perfectly well with the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir from California that it truly felt like a symphony on my palate. It just felt right. It was like these two ingredients were destined for courtship. Don’t believe me, try it for yourself…I promise you, they won’t disappoint. I hope you get the chance to try this combination of balanced and harmonious autumn inspired ingredients and flavours. 

About autumn ravioli and pinot mushrooms

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Autumn Ravioli with Pinot Mushrooms is a dish that perfectly encapsulates the essence of fall. This recipe combines the comforting warmth of ravioli, a classic Italian pasta, with the earthy flavors of Pinot mushrooms, creating a hearty meal that’s perfect for those crisp autumn evenings. The dish is a celebration of seasonal produce and flavors, with the mushrooms lending a rich umami taste that complements the delicate pasta.

Cooking Tips

  • Use fresh, high-quality pasta for the best texture and flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own ravioli at home.
  • When cooking the mushrooms, don’t overcrowd the pan. This allows the mushrooms to brown nicely and develop a deep, rich flavor.
  • Be sure to season the dish well. The salt will enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients.
  • Don’t overcook the ravioli. It should be cooked al dente, or firm to the bite.
  • Finish the dish with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for an extra touch of indulgence.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Serve the Autumn Ravioli with Pinot Mushrooms as a main course, accompanied by a simple green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette.
  • Pair it with a glass of Pinot Noir. The earthy notes in the wine will complement the mushrooms beautifully.
  • For a more substantial meal, serve it alongside a grilled protein like chicken or fish.
  • A crusty baguette would be a great accompaniment to this dish, perfect for mopping up any leftover sauce.
  • For dessert, consider a light and refreshing option like a lemon sorbet to balance out the richness of the ravioli.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use other types of mushrooms? Yes, you can substitute Pinot mushrooms with other varieties like cremini, portobello, or shiitake.
  • Can I make the ravioli in advance? Yes, you can make the ravioli in advance and freeze them. Just be sure to cook them straight from the freezer and add a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
  • What can I use if I don’t have Pinot mushrooms? If you can’t find Pinot mushrooms, you can use any type of wild mushroom or even a mix of different mushrooms.
  • Can I add other ingredients to this dish? Absolutely! Feel free to add other autumnal ingredients like roasted butternut squash or caramelized onions.
  • Can I make this dish vegetarian? Yes, simply omit any meat-based fillings in the ravioli or replace them with a vegetarian alternative like ricotta cheese or spinach.

Autumn Ravioli with Pinot Mushrooms is a dish that truly celebrates the flavors of fall. Its combination of hearty ravioli and earthy mushrooms creates a comforting meal perfect for those chilly autumn nights. By following the provided cooking tips and serving suggestions, you can create a restaurant-quality dish right in your own kitchen. Remember, cooking is about creativity and personalization, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. Enjoy the process and the delicious result!

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