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Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce

(Makes twenty-four 3-inch ravioli)
Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as an appetizer
Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce makes a delicious appetizer course 
(primi piatti) or main course.  These ravioli are a true mushroom lover's delight.  Mushroom ravioli are a wonderful pasta to add to your Thanksgiving menu.  You can use simple button mushrooms or any combination of more exotic mushrooms that you prefer.

1 pound Basic Egg Pasta Dough

Mushroom Ravioli Filling:
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups coarsely chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup prosciutto, chopped
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 egg
Salt and pepper

Mushroom Sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
10-12 large button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup dry Marsala wine
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Extra chopped parsley for garnish


To make the ravioli filling:
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Saute the onion and garlic in the butter 2-3 minutes.  Add mushrooms and sauté until brown and most of the liquid has evaporated.  Add the prosciutto and cook 1 more minute, just to heat through.  Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.

For instruction on how to make ravioli, click here.

To make the mushroom sauce:
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, sauté for 1 minute.  Add the mushrooms, sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Season the mixture with salt and pepper.  Add the dried thyme and Marsala; bring to a simmer.  Allow the wine to reduce to about 1/4 cup.  Add the cream; reduce to about 1-1/2 cups of sauce.  Stir in the chopped parsley.

To serve:
Serve with the mushroom sauce spooned over the ravioli.
Sprinkle extra parsley over each serving.
Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce
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