Ravioli with Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Sauce

08.19.2014

This is pure pasta comfort food right here! You wouldn’t believe how delicious this pasta is, that is, until you try it! You definitely need to add this one to your menu, and make it like, today. This ravioli is so easy to make (you begin with a store-bought ravioli after all. One day I’m going to get around to making it homemade but today, no one has time for that). It may require a few steps, like the fact that you have to mince the sun-dried tomatoes, and peel and seed the fresh ones, but despite that you can easily have this meal ready in under 30 minutes. Just be sure to prepare to sauce while the pasta is boiling so 1. you save time and 2. so the ravioli doesn’t start to stick to each other.

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One thing I love about this pasta is that it isn’t made with an alfredo sauce that consists of a base of just cream and butter. I’ve faded that out for myself long ago, it’s rare I make sauces like that anymore. I try to make them a little lighter so you don’t have to feel so guilty about eating it. That’s why they consists mostly of milk along with a roux to thicken and just enough cream to make it rich and creamy. I think when a sauce has too much cream it can be overwhelming, as in just too rich. And I’m the girl that is obsessed with cream, my mom passed the obsession down to me, it’s just in my DNA.

I hope you love this one as much as I do! I really just could not get enough of it (it was a new flavor for my kids so they only ate about half and I gladly helped finish it off :). Enjoy!

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Ravioli with Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Sauce

4.5 from 2 votes

Yield: About 5 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (20 oz) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes (9 oz)
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomato halves in oil , drained (about 13 halves)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 - 3 pinches red pepper flakes , to taste
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil , chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add ravioli and Roma tomatoes. Boil pasta according to directions on package and cook tomatoes until skins burst (if they don't burst after 6 minutes then cut an "x" in the bottom of tomatoes, and boil about 2 minutes longer), remove tomatoes and allow to rest until cool enough to handle, then peel, seed and dice tomatoes. Drain pasta.
  2. (While pasta boils prepare sauce). Place drained sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor and pulse until finely minced. In a large and deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds then add flour and cook, stirring constantly 1 1/2 minutes. While whisking, slowly add in milk and cream. Add sundried tomatoes and whisk to separate clumps. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add red pepper flakes. Cook sauce until thickened, bringing it to light boil, while stirring constantly, then reduce heat and add parmesan cheese and diced Roma tomatoes. Cook until cheese has melted, stirring frequently. Thin sauce with an additional 1/4 cup milk if desired. Add cooked ravioli to sauce and toss to evenly coat, then toss in half of the chopped basil. Serve warm topped with remaining basil.
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53 comments

  • Annie @ Annie’s Noms: Oh yes, pure comfort food! I love pasta with creamy sun dried tomato sauces, I just need a bowl of this in front of my right now! August 20, 2014 at 9:34am Reply

  • Shari: WOW..This looks so good! My husband loves sun-dried tomato’s. Can’t wait to make it! August 20, 2014 at 5:50am Reply

  • Medeja: This sauce sounds just too good not to try :) August 20, 2014 at 4:58am Reply

  • indria: When I look at a picture in this pages, I feel it’s real and delicious food when I eat this :) August 20, 2014 at 2:39am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: It looks like such a great dish and I’ve already pinned it a few times :) I love sundried tomatoes, so much! August 19, 2014 at 4:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! August 19, 2014 at 10:20pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Holy delicious!! This looks great! August 19, 2014 at 4:06pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These ravioli look incredible, love the creamy sauce! August 19, 2014 at 1:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! August 19, 2014 at 10:21pm Reply

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle: This sauce sounds so lovely! Gorgeous photos. : ) August 19, 2014 at 12:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Crystal, I actually really didn’t like these photos (it was like an end of the day last minute decision to make this) so thanks for the compliment :)! August 19, 2014 at 12:14pm Reply

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