Posts tagged ‘Semi-Recipe’

June 29, 2011

Semi-Recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

We shop at Costco fairly often. We mostly get our meat there because we can buy it in bulk and freeze it, making for simple and easy dinner decisions. The last time we were there, I found this ravioli from Pasta Prima.

I’ve had other packaged pasta that honestly wasn’t all that great, but this stuff was pretty tasty. What I love about pasta is that you can pretty much throw any vegetable in your refrigerator in it – zucchini, squash, peas, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, broccoli – it’s endless. Just buy whatever is in season or what looks good! For this recipe, all we really needed to buy was the pasta and the sauce at the store. The rest, we had left over from other dinners or grocery store trips. Here’s what we did:

Ingredients:

  • pre-packaged ravioli (any flavor you’d like)
  • 1 large jar of your favorite tomato sauce (we like Publix brand Tomato and Basil)
  • Vegetables – chopped (we used leftover frozen peas, red bell pepper and onion)
  • 2 TBS EVOO
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Boil the ravioli according to the instructions on the package. In a medium pan, heat your EVOO. Once hot, drop in your vegetables of choice and about a saute until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. We boiled and blanched our peas separately (blanch-drop them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking and to keep the bright coloring of the veggie). Add your peas and tomato sauce to the veggies. Cover and warm on medium-low heat. Once the pasta is done, drain and add to your saute pan. Top with Parmesan cheese.