Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Monday, December 24, 2007



1 large carton ricotta
2 bunches spinach
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups cheese
2 eggs
salt and pepper, to taste

Dough: Beat eggs well. Add hot water and oil. Add enough flour to dry up liquid. Turn out onto a floured board. Add more flour and knead for 10 minutes or until completely mixed. Dust with flour if necessary. (Use as little flour as possible). Place dough under an inverted bowl on board (so that it won't dry out) and allow it to rest for 1/2 an hour.

Cooking Filling: Cook Spinach, squeeze out water and chop. Add other ingredients and blend together.

Filling Dough: Roll out dough and cut in to whatever shape of ravioli you would like. Add a spoonful of filling and fold a piece of dough over the top.

Cooking: Place the ravioli in a pot of boiling water when they rise to the surface they are cooked.