May 12, 2010

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!Print Friendly and PDF