A simple pasta recipe is what can save dinner on a busy weeknight. Ravioli is such an easy dinner idea that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Who doesn’t love a good 30 minute meal? If you’re going to make ravioli for dinner you’re going to need a good simple pasta sauce to go with it. In my opinion, a simple pasta recipe needs to have enough flavor from the sauce without making the dish overly heavy. It shouldn’t be as basic as a marinara sauce, but something like an Alfredo sauce is way too creamy and heavy. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is perfect sauce to coat your ravioli!
Roasted red pepper sauce for ravioli is easy to make, and yes still ready to eat in under 30 minutes. The roasted red peppers have so much robust flavor but not in a heavy way. A little sweet and smoky, their flavor balances the cheese of the ravioli creating a meal that will taste way more complex than it really is!
I love having easy pasta sauce recipes in my back pocket ready to make. I think one of the biggest challenges we face in our busy lives is that we want to eat a home-cooked meal after work, but we don’t want to have to exert to much energy and time into preparing it. We want to save money and not order out, but we’re tired and want cooking to be easy. This ravioli sauce recipe will solve those problems. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it doesn’t take any complex cooking methods to prepare it.
After you blend the roasted red peppers until smooth, the rest is simply combining it with the remaining ingredients in a sauce pan until hot and the cheeses have melted. Simmer the sauce while you cook the ravioli. Coat the ravioli with the sauce, top with a little extra cheese, and dinner is served. Yes, this will take less than 30 minutes! And let me tell you this is packed with so much warm, robust flavors no one will believe you when you tell them how easy it is to make!
The great thing about refrigerated ravioli is that it cooks up so fast. It doesn’t need as long as dried box pasta. Just boil your salted water, drop in your ravioli, cook for a couple minutes according to package instructions. And done! When I cook ravioli, I typically cook a little less than what the package says. Maybe 30 seconds less or so. I’ve found that if you over cook them the seems of the pasta can split and some of that decadent cheese will spill out. No one wants an empty ravioli pocket! It’s all about that cheese. Make this roasted red pepper sauce and enjoy a quick and easy ravioli dinner!Print
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Ravioli
Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli Sauce is a decadent and robust sauce made with lots of blended roasted red peppers, cheeses, and cream. Each ravioli is coated with this savory sauce for a filling and comforting meal.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: American
1 18 oz bag of refrigerated ravioli (or sometimes called family size depending on the brand) 2 12oz jars of roasted red peppers, drained 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, grated 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese 1/2 cup light cream 1 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1. In a food processor or blender, add the drained roasted red peppers and blend until completely smooth. Heat a large pot of salted water to boil for the ravioli. 2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the extra virgin olive oil and the grated garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then pour in the blended roasted red peppers and the light cream. Stir to combine and heat until a light simmer, then add the Manchego and Romano cheeses, and the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir until everything has combined and keep simmer until the cheeses have melted and blended in the sauce. Simmer about 10 minutes to enhance flavors. 3. While the sauce is simmering, cook the ravioli. 4. To serve, coat the ravioli with the roasted red pepper sauce, top with extra Romano cheese.
Keywords: simple pasta recipe, roasted red pepper sauce, ravioli sauce