Bacon & Idaho® Potato Ravioli (in Wonton Skins)


  • Filling:
  • 2 cups mashed Idaho® potatoes, without butter and cream
  • 1/4 pound sliced bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, or chives, or a combination
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Pasta:
  • 40 square wonton skins, purchased at an Oriental grocery (or use standard ravioli pasta)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, hot
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped


  1. Combine warm mashed potatoes with all of the filling ingredients and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Lay 20 wonton skins on a flat surface and brush them all over with egg. Place a level tablespoon of filling in the center of each skin. Place a fresh skin on top, tamp down the edges with your fingers, sealing them, and press firmly but gently around the filling with the rim of a 2-1/2 inch glass, being careful not to press through the dough. Cut out the ravioli with a 3-inch cutter. Seal the edges well with your fingers, pressing out any air pockets. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. This can be done 1 day in advance.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add a tablespoon of salt and simmer the ravioli 6 or 7 minutes. Try to keep the water just at the boiling point; if it boils too rapidly, the ravioli may open and the filling leak out or become diluted with water. Drain the ravioli well and put them in a serving dish.
  4. Boil the stock with the butter and pour over the ravioli. Sprinkle with chopped chives.
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Yield: 20 Ravioli

Waldy Malouf
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
Hyde Park, NY

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