1 lb. Recipe Essentials (your choice of ground pork, sweet or hot Italian sausage)
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese, drained
¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus extra for serving
1 egg, beaten
Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
3 Tbsp. olive oil (additional oil if pan frying)
2 packages wonton wrappers (approximately 80)
Marinara Sauce (homemade or your favorite store bought)
In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add onion and garlic; sauté until onions become translucent, then add the Recipe Essentials product and cook until no longer pink; drain.
In a large bowl, combine ricotta, fresh basil, cheese and egg; whisk together.
Next add the Recipe Essentials mixture and mix until completely incorporated. Taste; add salt and pepper if needed.
Place wonton wrappers on a greased baking sheet pan; top with 1 tablespoon of ricotta mixture. Moisten edges with water; top with another wrapper and pinch edges. Repeat process with the rest of the wrappers and mixture
Brush wontons with olive oil and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If pan searing; preheat large sauté pan on medium high heat with olive oil. Sear on one side for 2 minutes until brown and then the other side for another 2 minutes. NOTE: if pan searing; hold in a 200°F oven until ready to serve.