Easy Ravioli Sauce

Just For Fun, Tastebuds

Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons salted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
½ teaspoon EACH: onion powder, dried basil, dried oregano, mustard powder
¾ cup chicken broth
1 ½ cups half and half, half light cream/half milk
10 oz. Rotel tomatoes with green chilies (can use just a regular can of diced tomatoes)
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
20 oz. refrigerated ravioli
Parsley, to garnish
Red Pepper Flakes, to garnish
Instructions:
1. Melt the butter in a large high-walled skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the tomato paste, onion powder, basil, oregano, and mustard powder. Stir to combine.
2. Add the chicken broth in splashes, stirring continuously. Slowly stir in the half and half. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
3. Stir in the softened cream cheese and drained diced tomatoes. (Optional, reserve some tomato juice in case you’d like to thin the sauce out at the end.)
4. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, and drain.
5. Reduce the heat of the sauce to low. Gradually sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese and stir until combined.
6. Add the ravioli and use a silicone spatula to gently stir until combined.
7. Garnish with Parsley and red pepper flakes and serve!

Easy Ravioli Sauce is just what it sounds like an easy sauce that you can mix with your premade ravioli for those nights when you need a quick meal after work or school. I followed this recipe to a tee and personally next time I think I will use regular diced tomatoes over the can of Rotel I didn’t like the flavor it gave the sauce.

I also topped mine with mozzarella cheese instead of parsley and red pepper flakes. It is also a good leftover meal for an easy lunch the next day. I found this recipe on Pinterest but here’s the link to the original recipe https://thecozycook.com/ravioli-sauce/.

My bowl with the extra cheese.

As always here’s the nutrition information for those interested. They can be found at the bottom of the page on the link. You can try this recipe for this other meal from another Sunday Edition https://sundayedition.fetchyournews.com/2022/08/07/ravioli-bake-recipe-of-the-week/, I’ve never done it so if you do let us know how it works out.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 19gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 904mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 627IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 11mg

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