Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce is a quick and easy dish made with cheese ravioli, topped with a drizzle of fresh basil sauce, and topped off with some grated Parmesan cheese. This delicious idea helps get dinner to the table in a snap!

 

Making Easy Dinner with Cheese Ravioli & Pesto Sauce:

This is one of those meals you can put together in a flash!

I realized I had some fresh pesto sauce on hand.  

With a box of frozen cheese ravioli in the freezer, I quickly remembered our favorite pasta dish our mom always made for a quick dinner! 

And it was her cheese ravioli with pesto sauce.

She always made this dish during the summer months, using fresh basil from her garden. Still today our kids love this cheese ravioli with pesto sauce as much as we did.

A white plate filled with round ravioli topped with pesto sauce. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

This dish is so simple, nothing complicated, and there really isn’t a recipe for this dish. 

In fact, I didn’t measure anything either.

As long as you have the pesto sauce already made, then you need to take out your frozen ravioli and boil it.

How to Make Easy Ravioli with Pesto Sauce Dinner?

For this Easy Dinner Recipe…

  1. Simply take a package or box of any large round ravioli. 

2. We prefer the ones filled with ricotta cheese or four kinds of cheese. 

3. Boil them in a large pot of water until they are perfectly al-dente; then drain and transfer a few at a time to a pasta plate.

4. Drizzle with some fresh basil pesto sauce on top, and serve with grated Parmesan cheese at the table. 

Easy-peasy!!

Round ravioli in a white dish topped with pesto sauce. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Delicious and super Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce is ready in no time!

A friend once said, “Simple and nostalgic always wins!”

Enjoy!

Here’s two Great Tips!

  • It’s best to remove frozen ravioli from the freezer. Place it onto a large plate or tray, and allow it to defrost at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before going into the boiling water.  This will ensure they won’t open, break, or fall apart while cooking.
  • Also, try a different pesto sauce, our Spinach Pesto Sauce! It is loaded with healthy greens and the flavor is amazing!

* Full recipe card below. 

Ingredients for Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce:

  • 1 package or box of frozen large round Cheese Ravioli
  • jar of fresh basil pesto sauce
  • Reggiano-Parmigiano grated cheese for the table

 

Directions to make this easy dinner:

1.  Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Add some salt to the water, about 1 teaspoon.

2.  Add the ravioli and cook according to the directions on the package, or until the ravioli is “al-dente.”

3.  Drain and place about 3 to 4 ravioli onto each serving dish or plate.  Drizzle or spread about 1 to 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce over the ravioli.  You can add as much or as little pesto sauce, as you desire.

4.  Serve immediately with some grated Parmesan cheese at the table.

Yields: 3 to 4 servings

Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Yield: 3 to 4 servings

EASY Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

A white plate filled with round ravioli topped with pesto sauce. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce. Round ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, topped with a drizzle of fresh basil sauce, and finished off with some grated Parmesan cheese helps get dinner to the table in a snap!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package or box of frozen large round Cheese Ravioli
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil pesto sauce or any brand jar of pesto sauce
  • grated Reggiano-Parmigiano cheese, for serving

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add some salt to the water, about 1 teaspoon.
  2. Add the ravioli and cook according to the directions on the package, or until the ravioli is "al-dente."
  3. Drain, and place about 3 to 4 ravioli onto each serving dish or plate.
  4. Drizzle or spread about 1 to 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce over the ravioli. You can add as much or as little of pesto sauce, as you desire.
  5. Serve immediately with some grated Parmesan cheese at the table.
  6. Yields: 3 to 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 11gProtein: 14.6g

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6 Comments

  1. How is this a recipe? Pesto from a jar and frozen prepared ravioli? I am looking to make pesto and cheese ravioli from scratch, with homemade fresh pasta! More like 2 hours than 5 minutes…

    1. Hi William,
      That’s a good questions. We are a recipe blog to help families with easy recipes and ideas to put dinner on the table quickly. We have a recipe for fresh pesto sauce, here is the link://2sistersrecipes.com/fresh-basil-pesto-sauce/ .And at the moment, we don’t have a recipe for homemade ravioli, but that is on our list. Here is a recipe you can go to:https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/213131/homemade-four-cheese-ravioli/
      I hope this helps! Have a great weekend! 🙂