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Dec 1, 2010 06:08 PM

Butternut squash ravioli - what kind of nuts go with it?

We're hosting a large dinner party in a couple of weeks and I want to make something vegetarian but hearty; simple enough that I won't be spending all day and night in the kitchen preparing food!

I've decided on homemade butternut squash/ricotta ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce, but I'd like to add a little something extra as a garnish, like maybe one of the following toasted nuts:


Which of those would go well with the ravioli?

I'll also be serving some sort of salad, and dessert of course!


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  1. Any of these, and don't forget pine nuts. Just not peanuts, ever, with this dish. Ask me why I know that. Shades of mommy.

    1. Agree on using any of them - I just made them this past weekend and used toasted walnuts and shavings of Parmesan (along with a fried sage leaf on each dish) as garnish and it was fantastic. Incidentally, I think hazelnuts would be a wonderful compliment.

      1. I've used ground almonds in the butternut squash filling, with a bit of sage and ground Parmigiano. I've also had the ravioli with toasted pine nuts as a garnish.

        1. Agree--any of the above. I sprinkled hazelnuts on a butternut squash/goat cheese lasagna I made last week. That was terrific.
          And yet another option besides those you've listed--pistachios.

          1. i've done hazelnuts and i've done pine nuts - both really good options