5 super easy and delicious ravioli sauces
Ravioli is one of those stuffed pasta that is delicious paired with a sauce. The sauce is a way to enhance the filling of the ravioli, and to pack your dish with even more flavours. If you’re looking for something different than the typical tomato sauce for your ravioli, look no further! Here are five super easy different raviolis sauces to try out.
Cheese please: the Alfredo sauce
A classic Italian sauce, Alfredo is the perfect partner for your cheese ravioli. Made with a base of butter and Parmesan cheese, this sauce is creamy and indulgent. It goes great with meat filled ravioli or cheese ones. We love it for a cold winter day, as a comfy and easy-to-do dinner!
To make your Alfredo sauce, it’s simple: in a hot pan, melt butter, Parmesan cheese and cream. Stir until the sauce is smooth and creamy. You just have to season it to taste with salt and pepper, and we love to add a little bit of nutmeg. Add your ravioli to the sauce and serve!
The mushroom and cream ravioli sauce
Another classical ravioli sauce is the mushroom and cream one. This rich and creamy sauce is the perfect pairing for meat or vegetables ravioli. Both earthy and decadent, this perfect fall pasta recipe is made with a base of onions, mushrooms, cream, and garlic. I personally like to add a glass of white wine while cooking the onions and mushrooms, to deglaze the pan and bring a little “je ne sais quoi” to this comfy ravioli sauce. Don’t forget to season it with salt and pepper to enhance the flavours. For an extra elegant touch, we like top the ravioli with a sprinkle of chopped chives!
You’d like to make this sauce vegan-friendly? Nothing more easy: use vegetable stock instead of cream!
Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce
For those who like it hot, spicy arrabbiata sauce is the perfect partner for your ravioli. Italians usually cook this sauce with spaghetti, but we love it just as much with ravioli. This tomato-based sauce is flavoured with garlic, chili peppers and garlic, so it is sure to pack a punch!
It goes really well with cheese or vegetables ravioli, but feel free to experiment with different fillings. We love it for a mid-week dinner as it is super easy to make and really satisfying.
If you really want to turn up the heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to your sauce.
The classical pesto genovese
I used to think I hated pesto until I made one at home. And it changed everything! Industrial pesto sauces are usually all blended and packed with garlic and oil, that help preserve the sauce. Basil is also quickly boiled to keep a very green color: but this has the downside to reduce its taste.
At home, you don’t care if the pesto is super green: you just want it to be good! You can also choose not to blend entirely the garlic, pine nuts and basil leaves, so that you have extra texture in your pesto sauce.
Intrigued? Check out our pesto genovese recipe!
Pesto rosso, the delicious cousin of pesto
This vibrant and flavorful sauce is a twist on the classic pesto Genovese. Basil is replaced with sundried tomatoes and chili peppers are added for a bit of spice. There is no cooking involved, and all you have to do is blend!
To make your pisto rosso, simply blend sundried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, chili peppers, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. This ravioli sauce is perfect with ricotta and spinach filled ravioli, but feel free to experiment with different fillings!
With or without sauce, that is the question!
We hope you enjoyed our top 5 of different ravioli sauces. Those sauces are perfect for every kind of fillings and also every kind of pasta lover, whether you like them with meat or not.
Obviously, ravioli are also delicious on their own, with just a little bit of olive oil and salt! But we have to say we love them even more with a flavorful sauce. What’s your favorite ravioli sauce? Let us know in the comments below!