Delight your loved ones with a scrumptious and personalized family favorite - Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli. This comforting one-pot 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, lemon-infused sauce, complemented by wilted kale and herb-roasted tomatoes. This simple pasta recipe is crowned with a herby-cheesy touch that will have everyone asking for seconds. Ready in less than 30 minutes! Dairy-free + Vegan Option.
Whenever I'm in the mood for a quick, easy weeknight meal, my first instinct is almost always pasta. My family loves this Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo and this Meatless Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna. The best thing about pasta is that it's so versatile, and there are so many options (shapes + sizes) to choose from. And Ravioli, AKA little tasty pillows of heaven, make a big appearance on Orchids + Sweet Tea, and this Hubby’s Date Night Vodka Ravioli is no exception!
But today, we are here for Creamy Tuscan Ravioli, and boy, oh boy, are you in for a treat! It’s packed with deeply rich and savory flavors from jammy tomatoes and a fragrant Tuscan herb blend that can be stored for future use. It's a total staple in my house, the perfect one-pot pasta recipe!
Creamy Tuscan ravioli is a play of Tuscan-style chicken, which comes based on herbs and a sun-dried tomato sauce. While you can use sun-dried tomatoes in this recipe to keep things more traditional, I definitely like making my Herb Roasted Tomatoes which mimic them rather well! You can make them ahead of time in the oven, then keep the tomatoes in the fridge unit you’re ready to make the pasta. They’ll stay fresh for up to three days in an airtight container!
Plus, this dish is the "main dish" as opposed to a side to some sort of meat, so it creates a nice, light, easy feel for dinner.
This is a very simple pasta recipe, but it does have three components: jammy roasted tomatoes, a simple dried Tuscan blend, and the ravioli itself.
Here’s what you need to make this fast, creamy one-pot pasta recipe:
Sure, you can find pre-made seasoning blends at the grocery store. But there’s nothing like the fresh, customized flavor you get by making your own blend. The herbs and spices in the Tuscan spice mix for this recipe are inspired by the fresh herbs that grow in Italy, mixed with a bit of heat from smoked paprika.
You can store the seasoning blend in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month. Use it on anything from simple roasted vegetables to salad dressing to herb oil for dipping bread.
For this specific one-pot 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 Creamy Tuscan Ravioli 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 -
Here's the thing. This Creamy Tuscan Ravioli is so delicious and flavorful that you can honestly enjoy it all by itself. Seriously, the fluffy, tender ravioli pillows + aromatic tomato Tuscan 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 -- it is an amazing vessel for scooping up every last drop of saucy goodness.
If you're looking for a burst of freshness, try serving it alongside a delicious salad, I love it paired with this Roasted Cauliflower Green Goddess Salad or this Healthy Loaded Kale Salad with Spicy Chickpeas
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. This makes a great meal prep recipe for a satisfying lunch! Reheat in the microwave or on the stove to serve.
Yes! To make this sauce dairy-free, simply use vegan butter instead of regular butter. Then swap the cream with full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. And use your favorite dairy-free shredded cheese or nutritional yeast instead of parmesan. As for the pasta, simply use a vegan-friendly ravioli as a great substitute!
Absolutely! Store-bought ravioli is what I use for this pasta recipe. It's a convenient option that saves time and effort. Just make sure to choose a flavor that complements the creamy Tuscan sauce, such as cheese or spinach-filled ravioli.
Yes, you can easily make this one-pot pasta gluten-free by using gluten-free. Many stores now offer gluten-free ravioli options made from rice flour, corn flour, or other gluten-free grains.
If you make this Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli, I’d love to see your creations! Tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea
Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli.