Cooking for Students Spinach Ravioli in Sauce

Spinach Ravioli in Sauce

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Cooking for Students

There is nothing better than pasta at the end of a long day. One of the best is ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach. Rather than spending an hour in the kitchen making the ravioli from scratch, grab a bag of frozen spinach ravioli. It is super inexpensive and you may already have a bag in your freezer. As for the sauce, that is how you are going to spruce up the dish. A quick tomato sauce completes the plate and makes frozen ravioli taste like it was made from scratch. Do you have 15 minutes to spare? Well it is time to make this recipe.

What’s in it?

  • 1 package frozen spinach ravioli
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce or two small cans
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juices
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

*Serves 4

How’s it made?

  1. Drizzle oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté garlic for about a minute or until fragrant. Stir to prevent burning.
  3. Pour in the tomato sauce as well as the diced tomatoes with the canning juices.
  4. Gradually add the ¼ cup of water while stirring. The goal is to thin out the sauce a bit. You may not need all of it.
  5. Stir in the chili powder, soy sauce (gives the sauce depth) and oregano.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bring to a slight boil.
  8. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  9. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt the water with about a teaspoon of salt.
  10. Add the ravioli to the boiling water and stir to prevent sticking.
  11. Cook over high heat until the ravioli are warmed through. They are precooked so this will take only 5 minutes or so.
  12. Drain ravioli and pour the sauce over the ravioli.
  13. Toss to coat the ravioli in the sauce and serve.

Ravioli has never been so easy. Using frozen ravioli saves so much time and money and that quick sauce compliments the pasta so well. The sauce is kind of zesty and has depth of flavor although the ingredients are minimal. The recipe also makes more than you are going to need so you can store it in the fridge to eat at a later time, freeze it or invite a few friends over for dinner. They will certainly appreciate the meal.