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Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce

This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It’s perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.

This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It's perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.

Every once in a while, I’ll purchase some frozen ravioli or tortellini to keep on hand should I need to make a REALLY quick dinner. Let’s face it, contrary to popular belief, I don’t always have time to make a full meal every night just like the rest of you.  🙂

So having some ravioli (or other pasta) on hand along with a backup of homemade marinara sauce in the freezer is a must.

Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce

I whipped up this Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce last week as I was going to a tricky tray and needed to have something in the refrigerator that the family could heat and eat while I was gone. I like to add some sort of vegetable to my pasta dishes to give it some added nutrition and color so I steamed some fresh asparagus.

This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It's perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.

I also used fat free half & half mixed with my sauce to lighten it up a bit and the entire meal, including a tossed salad, was ready in less than 30 minutes. ~Enjoy!

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This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It's perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.
Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It's perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 dz. Large Cheese Ravioli
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus
  • 1 tbsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 c . Marinara Sauce
  • 1/2 c . Fat Free Half and Half
  • 1 tsp . Fresh Ground Red Pepper
  • Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese, as desired
Instructions
  1. Trim approximately 1" off of the bottom of the asparagus, place in a double boiler and steam in a covered pot until the asparagus turns bright green in color; approximately 2-3 minutes from when water starts to boil. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Cooking times will vary depending on whether you are using fresh or frozen. Drain and place the ravioli back into the pot.
  3. While the ravioli is cooking, cut the asparagus into 2" pieces.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the garlic and asparagus. Saute for 1-2 minutes; then add the marinara sauce, half and half and red pepper. Mix well and allow to simmer 5-10 minutes (I usually let it cook until the ravioli is completely done).
  5. Add the sauce to the ravioli and mix well. Garnish with cheese as desired.
Recipe Notes

Calories 496, Fat 11.3g, Carbs 78.3g, Fiber 7.8g, Sugar 15.1g, Protein 20.9g

*Nutritional information provided by Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

Nutrition Facts
Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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