5/12/10

Ravioli with Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

Throughout my life I've always thought as recipes being things that only counted when you were making them from scratch or 'homemade'. If I was in a hurry or just felt like using store bought products for the ingredients and throwing something together, I never would have thought to write it down or call it a recipe.

So while reading the news, I saw a link that caught my eye and before I knew it I was clicking through to Southern Living and looking at a mouth watering photo of a delicious ravioli pasta meal. When I clicked to see the 'recipe' to make it I saw it used almost all store bought products and it was thrown together in about 15 minutes.

Pasta, a jar of sauce, a little bit of this and that from your refrigerator and/or garden to add to it and you have a simple and fast meal for any week night.

Ravioli with Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

* 1 (20-oz.) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli or tortellini
* 1 (16-oz.) jar sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce
* 2 tablespoons white wine
* 2 medium-size fresh tomatoes, chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* Garnish: fresh basil strips

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, pour Alfredo sauce into a medium saucepan. Pour wine into sauce jar; cover tightly, and shake well. Stir wine mixture into saucepan. Stir in chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped basil, and cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta, and top evenly with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

Wow, that's quick and easy!

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