Thou shalt eat stuffed pasta…
…preferably with a browned-butter, sage parmesan sauce - add wilted spinach. Tonight’s meal was one born of impromtu hunger (as I find many are during the week). I love fresh pasta, and if I can find good raviolis with appealing fillings, they are a must cook in my kitchen. If you have the time to make them homemade, kudos! But being the Monday evening it is, I’ll have to pass this round. Lucklily, I have found many specialty store, fresh pastas are as good as homemade. I just picked-up some Pumpkin Sage Raviolis & knew just what to do with them…
Pumpkin and sage lend a sweet flavor, so a red sauce would seem a bit overpowering. Instead, I went simple, using a little butter, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, fresh thyme and touch of crispy bacon for contrast. Let’s not forget the bed of wilted spinach to serve them upon. Healthy & the right compliment! It was awesome. I’m so hooked, I am even contemplating having them again tomorrow night.
I loved them & think you might too, so here is the low down…
Pumpkin Sage Ravilois & Browned Butter + Parm Sauce
What to get...
- 1 package of fresh raviolis, pumpkin sage in this case
For the sauce...
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 T butter
- 1 T EVOO
- 3 T parmesan/cheese blend, shredded
- 3 strips bacon (bake in oven separately)
- 3 T white wine
- 1 tsp dried or fresh thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried, ground sage
- dash cayenne pepper
What to do...
- In oven, bake strips of bacon on 350 for approx 20 min, until crisp. Cool & drain on paper towels
- In well salted water, boil fresh raviolis for about 4 minutes. Drain & set aside.
- In warm pot, add butter & melt.
- Add EVOO, minced garlic, wine, seasonings, 2 T of shredded parm,1 slice bacon slice, crumbled
- On low, heat mixture and let thicken slightly, stirring constantly.
- Now add cooked raviolis & toss gently.
- To this, add cleaned fresh spinach & steam about 2 min, till wilted, but not overcooked!
- Plate & add crumbled bacon as desired, with a fresh thyme sprig for garnish.
- Eat and enjoy!
This is very good & EASY for a weeknight dinner. Give it a try!
from the kitchen of www.dinnervine.com
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Happy Monday…