Thompsons Gold


Ready in about: 35 min

Servings: 4


  • Basic pasta dough ingredients.
  • 350g ricotta.
  • 50g grated Parmesan, plus Parmesan shavings to garnish.
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon.
  • 1 beaten egg.
  • 15g chopped fresh basil.
  • Tomato based pasta sauce of your choice.
  • Thompsons Gold Cheese russian.
Thompsons Gold Cheese Russians


  1. Make the basic pasta dough, cover and chill for 30 min.
  2. Roll out into 2 long, wide strips.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, egg and basil.
  4. Dot 6 piles of filling along one side of each pasta strip and brush around the filling with water.
  5. Fold over the pasta and press around each filling pile to seal and expel any air.
  6. Using a crinkled pastry cutter, cut into 12 ravioli.
  7. Boil for 4-5 min, until al dente.
  8. Drain.
  9. Heat a tomato based pasta sauce in a pan.
  10. Pan fry the Thompsons Gold Cheese Russians, when cooked, cut into slices and add to the pasta sauce.
  11. Serve by putting the ravioli in a plate, pour the tomato pasta sauce with Russians over it.
  12. Garnish Parmesan shavings.