Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

National Ravioli Day…NO I’m Not Kidding You

JeffreyW's Ravioli, photo by JeffreyW

Who comes up with this stuff? The Ravioli board? Anyway it is national ravioli day so I thought we’d celebrate with some of JeffreyW’s great photos and one of my favorite recipes.

JeffreyW's homemade ravioli, photo by JW himself

Ravioli w/ Rosemary Basil Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream*
  • 1 tsp crushed dried rosemary (or one sprig fresh)
  • 4 – 6 fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 20 oz frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp green onion tops, chopped
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

2 saucepans

Combine cream & spices in saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring constantly, reduce heat and simmer until reduces to ½ cup, about 15 minutes. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain and return to pan. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper & cream sauce. Toss. Add scallion tops and parmesan.

*You can absolutely substitute whole or non-fat milk for heavy cream and mix well with 1 tbsp flour