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Whip up a delightful, creamy, and delicious weeknight dinner with our Cozy Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli recipe! This comforting vegetarian pasta is perfect for busy evenings, as it combines the convenience of a quick meal with irresistible flavors. Imagine tender ravioli enveloped in a creamy and delicious sauce, created by the fusion of seasonal pumpkin, freshly-grated parmesan, aromatic garlic, and a medley of spices, all harmonizing with sun-dried tomatoes, making it a perfect choice for a cozy fall evening in with the family. Ready in under 30 minutes! Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free + Meat Options!
Are ya'll ready for the coziest pasta experience? In my family, pasta is our absolute go-to for easy, fuss-free weeknight dinners. And what's not to love about ravioli? Those little pockets of joy are always my top choice. After the CRAZY success of Hubby’s Date Night Vodka Ravioli, I knew I had to whip up another fall-inspired pasta dish that's bound to win your heart and that's how the idea for this Cozy Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli was brought to life!
I'm on a real pumpkin recipe kick these days-- all in the spirit of embracing those seasonal ingredients. You should definitely check out Skillet Tuscan Pumpkin Stuffed Shells and Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup if you're as big a fan of pumpkin and pasta as I am. They're sure to hit the spot!
When you're in the mood for a quick 30-minute dinner, this pumpkin-infused ravioli is the answer. It's the perfect ode to fall and a lifesaver for those evenings when you crave something comforting & need it to be quick and easy.
This pasta recipe is as easy as can be – just boil the ravioli and whip up that creamy pumpkin sauce!
Here’s what you need to make this creamy fall-flavored pumpkin ravioli:
Here, I've curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Cozy Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli. Everything from my fave baking sheet, dutch ovens, immersion hand-blender, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
For this specific tomato pumpkin pasta recipe, I chose to use cheese ravioli. However, there are so many options (whether homemade or store-bought) that can help to elevate this entire dish based on the use of any of the following ravioli:
Although this Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli recipe is amazing on its own, if you feel like adding a little extra flare, here are some ideas -
If you aren't restricted to only meatless options, then you can spruce things up by adding -
While I love this Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli Recipe dinner as-is, straight from the pan, you can dress it up with toppings if you like.
For extra flavor, color, and texture, you can try:
If you discover a new favorite topping idea, be sure to let me know in the comments section below!
Here's the thing. This Cozy Sun-dried Tomato Pumpkin Ravioli is so delicious and flavorful that you can honestly enjoy it all by itself. Seriously, the fluffy, tender ravioli pillows + aromatic sun-dried tomato + creamy pumpkin sauce is everything! So, feel free to dig in and savor every single bite. It's a dish that stands tall on its own!
But if you're anything like me (A huge bread lover.. Haha), then I recommend enjoying some crusty bread on the side. I make my own homemade Cheesy Kale Garlic Bread and Texas Toast Garlic Bread -- and they are an amazing vessel for scooping up every last drop of saucy goodness.
If you want a little freshness, serve it with a salad on the side, like this Fall Harvest BBQ Chickpea Kale Salad, Fall Harvest Apple Kale Salad or this Best Buffalo Chickpea Kale Salad. It's like a fresh burst of flavor that complements this easy weeknight dinner beautifully.
If you aren't the biggest fan of sundried tomatoes or just don't have them on hand, here are a few great alternatives for you to choose from so that you can still enjoy this delicious sauce for ravioli:
If you're thinking about making your own pumpkin puree instead of using a store-bought canned version, then you'll be happy to know that it is rather simple:
Traditionally, this dish is made with ravioli. However, if you can't find them or don't have any on hand, here are some other great options to consider-
I love using ravioli because they do a beautiful job of embracing and holding onto the sauce. But any of these pasta varieties would work for this dish -
It’s all about the seasoning! Whether you choose to keep things simple or a bit more complex, adding seasoning to your sauce for ravioli is KEY! Adding flavor to the base of your sauce with garlic and seasonings will add more depth to your creamy pasta and allow everything else to marry together well.
Just let it all simmer together and slowly bubble as the seasonings infuse deeply.
Oh, pumpkin, the unsung hero of the fall season! It's not just about those delightful pumpkin spice lattes; this versatile veggie packs a punch when it comes to health benefits. First off, it's loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants like beta-carotene, which is great for your eyes + skin. Plus, its high fiber content can do wonders for your digestive system and even help with weight management.
Pumpkins also give your immune system a boost with vitamin C and zinc. So, whether you're sipping on a pumpkin latte or indulging in another pumpkin dish, you're doing your body some real good!
It must be noted that this recipe (and most sweet or savory pumpkin recipes) calls for 100% pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin pie filling is quite literally the sweet pumpkin custard that you find in traditional pumpkin pie. It already contains sugar, cinnamon, clove, and other ingredients that make a pie filling.
Adding pumpkin pie filling to a dish that calls for 100% pumpkin puree will add an un-welcomed sweetness, essentially ruining the dish. Even if you are unsure of what type of pumpkin a recipe is calling for, go for the 100% pumpkin puree. I love using the brand Libby's.
Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
To make this dish GF, simply use Gluten-Free ravioli or pasta. Also ensure that veggie stock, heavy cream, and pumpkin puree are certified GF!
YES!! To make this dish vegan, simply substitute the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk, ensure that the ravioli is vegan-friendly, and the parmesan with vegan parmesan. Also, use vegan butter or oil instead of unsalted butter.
Of course! To add a bit more flavor to this dish, you can always feel free to add in your favorite greens such as spinach, broccolini, collards, etc.
Absolutely! While Parmesan cheese is great, you can experiment with other cheeses like Gruyère, Pecorino Romano, or even a blend for unique flavors.
You can use coconut milk or almond milk for a lighter, dairy-free option, or you can try Greek yogurt for a creamy texture with fewer calories.
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