Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

June 8, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli! Indulge in the creamy goodness of Tuscan flavors with tender pillows of ravioli! A delicious hassle-free one-pot meal that is perfect for busy evenings.

Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

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.

Plate of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

Why Creamy Tuscan Ravioli?

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!

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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!

What is Creamy Tuscan Ravioli?

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.

Closeup of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

How to Make Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

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.

Creamy Sauce Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this fast, creamy one-pot pasta recipe:

  • Butter. Use unsalted butter to control the flavor of the dish.
  • Garlic. I recommend fresh, but you could use ½ teaspoon granulated garlic.
  • Vegetable stock. Use low-sodium store-bought or make your own.
  • Heavy cream. I recommend organic--always!
  • White wine. Choose a dry wine that you like the taste of.
  • Lemon juice. You can use store-bought or freshly-squeeze juice from an actual lemon.
  • Parmesan cheese. You could also use pecorino romano.
  • Kale. Use fresh for best results, but frozen also works! Ensure that it's chopped.
Overhead shot of a wooden spoon scooping Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

Homemade Tuscan Seasoning Blend

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.

Two plates of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

What Kind of Ravioli Fillings Work for this Creamy Pasta

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:

  • Chicken
  • Sausage
  • Vegan filling options
  • Spinach and Ricotta
  • Lobster or Seafood stuffed
  • Mushroom
  • Four cheese

Add Ons

Although this Creamy Tuscan Ravioli is amazing on its own, if you feel like adding a little extra flare, here are some ideas -


  • Roasted chickpeas for added crunch and protein
  • Grilled eggplant or zucchini slices
  • Marinated artichokes
  • Sliced Kalamata olives for a tangy twist
  • Crumbled tofu or tempeh for a meaty texture
  • Steamed broccoli florets for added greenery
  • Dollops of Pesto Sauce


If you aren't restricted to only meatless options, then you can spruce things up by adding -

  • Grilled or roasted chicken strips
  • Sliced Italian sausage (spicy or mild)
  • Chopped bacon or pancetta
  • Shrimp or lobster
  • Sliced grilled steak or beef strips

What Are Delicious Foods to Pair This Pasta With?

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

Two plates of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

Why You Will LOVE This Tuscan Ravioli

  • Creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-delicious!
  • Bursting with Tuscan flavors that will transport your taste buds to Italy.
  • A one-pot wonder, making cleanup a breeze.
  • Perfect for busy weeknights
  • It's a crowd-pleaser, loved by both kids and adults.

Creamy Tuscan Ravioli Q + A's

How Do I Store One-pot Pasta Leftovers?

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.

Can I Make Dairy-Free + Vegan Creamy Tuscan Pasta?

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!

Can I Use Store-bought Ravioli for This Recipe?

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.

Is It Possible To Make This Creamy Ravioli Gluten-free?

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.

Plate of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

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If you make this Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli, I’d love to see your creations! Tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea

Closeup of Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

June 8, 2022
4.64 from 30 votes
A light and delicious weeknight meal is always a necessity, and this Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli is the perfect thing to satisfy those taste buds!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 servings


  • 2 (8 oz.) packages organic cheese ravioli  (I love using Artisola)
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups Herb roasted tomatoes


  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps dried parsley
  • 2 tsps dried basil
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary


  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ¼ cup organic heavy cream
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsps white cooking wine
  • 1-2 Tbsps Tuscan blend
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup freshly-grated parmesan cheese




  • Cook pasta according to packaging. NOTE: ravioli doesn’t take a long time to cook, usually 4-5 minutes, depending on brand.


  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter until melted.
  • Add the garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute or so, until fragrant. Add in 1-2 Tbsps tuscan blend seasonings and stir until well combined.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly add in the heavy cream, veggie stock, lemon juice, and white wine, stirring until combined. Let it slightly bubble for 1-2 minutes and then add in the grated parmesan, whisking until fully melted and sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the chopped kale, stirring until combined and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add in the roasted herb tomatoes and continue to stir until combined. NOTE: At this point, the sauce should change in color a bit, which is great!
  • When the ravioli is done, drain it and add it to the sauce, stirring until sauce fully coats + sticks to pasta. Serve immediately!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
  • PASTA: You can use long pastas like Pappardelle, Fettuccine, etc. however, I would recommend tossing with tongs to ensure that pasta is fully manageable and fully coated. Otherwise, other pastas such as Penne, Rigatoni, Paccheri, Orecchiette, etc. are perfect.
  • GREENS: 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, or asparagus. 
  • MEAT OPTION: If you'd like to switch things up and aren't restrictive to non-meat, feel free to add chicken breasts, shrimp, or lobster to this pasta for extra decadence. 
  • TUSCAN SEASONING (STORAGE): Any leftover tuscan blend seasoning can be stored in a ziplock bag for later use or used as garnish. 


Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1861mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6265IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 16mg


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Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli.

Script text: Xx, Shanika

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  1. I bought a burrata,roasted tomato and basil ravioli and was looking for a simple sauce to make with it. I came across your recipe. So glad I did it was so simple and absolutely yummy! 😋This is definitely a redo!! Thank you !

    • Hi Barb! Wow----I'm so glad that you enjoyed this ravioli recipe! It's definitely a staple in my house! 🙂

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  4. Absolutely delicious! I love roasted tomatoes so this was a must try! Will be making this all the time!

  5. Love the kale and herb roasted tomatoes in this creamy Tuscan Ravioli and that sauce, YUM! Definitely a perfect weeknight dinner.

  6. This is so much better than any ravioli recipe I've ever seen! It's not just some red sauce - don't get me wrong, that's delicious, too. This is just such a tasty twist.

  7. This was absolutely delicious and my family loved it. The spices were spot-on! Thanks for a wonderful recipe.