Monday, January 23, 2012

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Arugula

It's not often that I promote products on my blog but every now and then I find something that is really good and I just have to share it with you. I actually should do this more often since I do have my go-to-favorites. Here's one of my latest finds - Pasta Prima 100% Natural Butternut Squash Ravioli with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.

This ravioli is perfect for a fast and easy meal. It's stuffed with butternut squash, sweet potato, bread crumbs and a few different cheeses. The package also contains a Parmesan and herb flavor placket so if nothing else, you can boil up the ravioli which takes 5 minutes and then mix in the flavor packet. 

Look how cute it is. 

You should be able to find it in your local grocery store in the refrigerated area where the fresh pastas are located. I was able to find this at my local Safeway store. But if you can't find this brand, try another brand of ravioli. 

I decided to add an arugula salad to the ravioli and some walnuts to the sauce for some crunch. Delicious! You could serve this with a piece of chicken or some fish or on it's own. And you can buy a few packages and keep them in your freezer until you need them.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Arugula

1 package Pasta Prima Butternut Squash Ravioli
1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 bag of arugula, washed and dry
Shavings of Parmesan

Boil butternut squash ravioli according to the package directions. While ravioli is cooking, add the arugula to a small bowl, add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix well. In a frying pan and over medium to low heat, add the butter and the rest of the olive oil. When hot, add the walnuts and the seasoning packet from the ravioli. Mix well and simmer on low. When ravioli is ready, add the ravioli to the frying pan and mix well with the seasoning. If too thick, add a bit of the starchy cooking water from the ravioli. To serve, place ravioli on the plate and top with dressed arugula. Add some shavings of Parmesan to the top. Serves 2. 


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