Monday, January 05, 2009

Beef Ravioli in Basil-Cream Sauce



1 (24-oz.) package frozen beef ravioli
2 Tbsp. butter
1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
3 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 (10-oz.) can diced mild tomatoes and green chiles, drained
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt

Prepare ravioli in a large Dutch oven according to package directions; drain and keep warm in separate dish.

Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and next 3 three ingredients; saute 6 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and green chiles, basil, and cream; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat, and simmer (uncovered), stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt and ravioli, tossing to coat.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Notes:

This is such a delicious recipe. I like to sprinkle a small handful of toasted pine nuts on each serving. I've also added pan-seared shrimp and scallops when I've wanted a heartier meal. I usually substitute the beef ravioli with cheese-filled when adding the seafood.

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11 Comments:

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Bridgett said...

This sounds delicious, especially with all those mushrooms and a creamy sauce. I can just imagine the taste.

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Les said...

Bridgett - We've had it several times since I discovered it a month or so ago, so that should tell you something. I think my husband would be happy to have it once a week. I love that it's so quick and easy. Enjoy!

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Jena said...

this looks wonderful! but can you believe there's no such thing as frozen ravioli in my neck of the woods? buy it fresh (and expensive) in the deli area or make your own. those are my options.

I really miss frozen ravioli--it was such a godsend for a budget. Maybe the new Quality Foods will carry it. Or maybe they just don't have frozen ravioli anywhere in Canada.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Les said...

Jena - This is what I use. I get it at our local grocery store, but found it on Walmart's site:

Buitoni Ravioli

I've never bought frozen ravioli and this is very tasty!

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Angie said...

That looks amazing.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Les said...

Angie - It's a great recipe, especially if you're in a hurry to throw something together at the last minute. I keep most of the ingredients on hand.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Diane said...

This looks fabulous; I love your blog!

 
At 4:27 AM, Blogger Les said...

Diane - We love it. Time to make it again. I think I have everything on-hand, so maybe tonight or tomorrow. :) Thanks for your nice comment.

 
At 7:14 PM, Anonymous John said...

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It looks so delicious
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At 6:24 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I love this recipe. I just stumbled upon your blog when looking for a picture to post on my blog of the almond bacon crostini. I hope you don't mind me using your pic, I do link back to your blog.

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Les said...

Stephanie - No problem! Don't you just love that crostini recipe?! My husband thinks I should make those for dinner (with a salad) some night.

Thanks for linking back to my blog.

 

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