how to make an easy and delicious ravioli dinner
Dinner does not have to be the boring same old, same old. It can be easy, fast and  delicious. We keep a few staples in the freezer for nights when  we want something everyone will love. Keeping items like all natural pre-cooked sausage and organic ravioli in the freezer are great dinner helpers when you want flavor, but not the fuss.
This recipe is also wonderful if you have vegetarians in the house as you can just leave the sausage out of theirs. If you want, you can replace it with a can of white beans.

Easy and Delicious Ravioli Recipe

This recipe will serve 4.

Total prep and cook time is about 30- 40 minutes

You will need a large pan with a lid and a pot to cook the ravioli.

easy and delicious ravioli recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • Two tbsp olive oil 
  • One medium onion sliced thin
  • One small red pepper sliced thin and halved
  • Two garlic cloves diced
  • One bunch rainbow swiss chard washed well and cut in about one inch squares, including stems 
  • One cup broth (beef or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (Remember the alcohol cooks out so the kids can eat this – wine is just for flavor – if you prefer you can buy cooking wine at the market).
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • One tbsp oregano 
  • One tbsp basil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • One package (12-16 ounces) fully cooked sausage (We use Niman Ranch sweet Italian, but you can use what you like).
  • Two packages (4 servings total) Ravioli of your choice (We used Rising Moon organic spinach & cheese)
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese to top 

what are the ingredients to an easy and delicious ravioli dinner

To make this dish vegetarian, substitute a can of white beans in place of the sausage and use vegetable broth. If using beans, be sure to rinse well before adding when you would have added the sausage. 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook ravioli according to package instructions.
  • In the large pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauce.
  • When the onions start to get soft, add the red pepper and garlic and saute.
  • After 3-4 minutes, add broth, wine, water, oregano and basil.
  • After another 3-4 minutes, add the rainbow swiss chard and sausage, stir in, and cover.

here are the instructions for an easy and delicious ravioli recipe

  • Leave covered about 4 minutes until the swiss chard begins to wilt and then stir and cook uncovered another 4 minutes. 
  • You can also add heat if you like by adding red pepper flakes, but the natural flavors of the ingredients are delicious. 

To serve, place about 6 ravioli on a lipped pasta plate or shallow bowl, spoon the swiss chard sauce over the top, and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. You can serve with a side salad like an arugula, burrata, and tomato with balsamic drizzle. All that’s left to do is enjoy!

Easy and Delicious Ravioli Recipe

By keeping a few essentials in the freezer like ravioli and pre-cooked sausage, you can make this quick, easy, and delicious ravioli recipe. It's perfect for when you want flavor, but not the fuss.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ravioli
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Two tbsp olive oil
  • One medium onion sliced thin
  • One small red pepper sliced thin and halved
  • Two garlic cloves diced
  • One bunch rainbow swiss chard washed well and cut in about one inch squares including stems
  • One cup broth beef or vegetable
  • 1/2 cup white wine Remember the alcohol cooks out so the kids can eat this - wine is just for flavor - if you prefer you can buy cooking wine at the market.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • One tbsp oregano
  • One tbsp basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • One package 12-16 ounces fully cooked sausage (We use Niman Ranch sweet Italian, but you can use what you like).
  • Two packages 4 servings total Ravioli of your choice (We used Rising Moon organic spinach & cheese)
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese to top

Instructions

  1. Cook ravioli according to package instructions.
  2. In the large pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onions and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauce.
  4. When the onions start to get soft, add the red pepper and garlic and saute.
  5. After 3-4 minutes, add broth, wine, water, oregano and basil.
  6. After another 3-4 minutes, add the rainbow swiss chard and sausage, stir in, and cover.
  7. Leave covered about 4 minutes until the swiss chard begins to wilt and then stir and cook uncovered another 4 minutes.
  8. You can also add heat if you like by adding red pepper flakes, but the natural flavors of the ingredients are delicious.
  9. To serve, place about 6 ravioli on a lipped pasta plate or shallow bowl, spoon the swiss chard sauce over the top, and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  10. You can serve with a side salad like an arugula, burrata, and tomato with balsamic drizzle. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You will need a large pan with a lid and a pot to cook the ravioli.

To make this dish vegetarian, substitute a can of white beans in place of the sausage and use vegetable broth. If using beans, be sure to rinse well before adding when you would have added the sausage.

I am a home cook that does things my way. In my kitchen, I make breakfast, pack lunches, prepare snacks, and cook dinner. During the week, we eat real food that is homemade, organic, and local. On the weekends we do explore more of our local restaurants. I bake my own bread, juice fresh oranges every other day, and make my own kombucha and other weekly favorites.