15 January 2022

Dinosaur ravioli


If you have dinosaur loving kids or are a dinosaur loving adult, this recipe might just be the right one for you. I made vegetarian t-rex spinach ravioli with a sunblushed tomato, garlic, basil, pine nut and mozzarella filling and wanted to share the recipe with you. The dinosaurs were quite thin so the sealing was a bit challenging, but I didn’t split any of them when cooking. You can of course make any shape of ravioli that you fancy with this recipe. The recipe actually yields quite a lot of pasta dough so you might want to make other shapes also that are quicker to make.

And note that my pasta dough is eggless, hence vegan, but I used Mozzarella in the filling. If you want to keep it vegan, you can find some alternatives to that. Have fun pasta making!

Pasta dough

100 g fresh spinach

1 ½ cups 00 pasta flour

1 cup semolina

1 tsp salt

½ cup water (add more if needed)

1 tsp oil


2 garlic cloves

70 g sunblushed tomatoes

2 tbsp pine nuts

50 g grated mozzarella

A few fresh basil leaves

Pinch of salt and ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil


Wilt the spinach in the ½ cup water for the dough and purée it smooth. Mix it and the other ingredients for the pasta dough and knead to a firm ball. Wrap the dough in a cling film or beeswax wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least one hour.

Fry the garlic in olive oil and toast the pine nuts in a pan. Purée them with the other filling ingredients into a smooth paste.

Roll the dough out and work it through a pasta machine into thin sheets. Cut out dinosaur shapes with a cookie cutter and fill them with the filling. Seal carefully by brushing the edges with water and pressing them together.

Boil the ravioli in hot water for a few minutes and serve. I added just a little bit of brown butter on the ravioli for serving.


Your VegHog


  1. Happy New Year to you. These dinosaur ravioli's look amazing, i am tempted to call them Godzilla pasta. Hope your doing well.

    1. Happy New Year to you too Shaheen! It's nice to hear from you. I'm doing just fine considering the circumstances. What about you?

      I do agree that there is a certain Godzilla character on the pasta too.

  2. gorgeous! I think sylvia would have loved these when she was into peppa pig because peppa's brother george's fave toy is his dinosaur. On the other hand i would love them any time. They would look great on a bed of pasta as the "garnish". I wish I had time to try these with the welsh dragon cookie cutter shaheen sent me

    1. They are quite fun and I really dare you to make the dragon ones! That sounds amazing and I would love to see them. :)


Thanks for reading! I would very much appreciate any comments or suggestions from you.