I have a number of simple, fast pasta dishes, in my bag of tricks, but it probably doesn’t get any simpler than store bought ravioli and a 4 ingredient sauce that takes about 8 minutes to make.  Impossible you say?  12 minutes to an elegant, tasty dinner on the table?  I say Yes You Can ;-)...and I'll show you how to do it in this recipe video.  The main key is to use store bought ravioli, and there are lots of great options out there, and simple brown butter sauce.  The ravioli I'm using is stuffed with mushrooms, but you can use just about any kind you'd like...just make sure it's a good quality.  The brown butter sauce is a standard, is great with stuffed pastas like this and is really easy to make. If you need to put together a quick, filling and easy meal, this might just be the ticket  Hope you enjoy it!  

Recipe Overview and Keys to Success

To make the best Mushroom Ravioli with Brown Butter sauce just follow these few simple steps:

  1. If you’re using pre-made ravioli, make sure it good quality.  There are both good and bad versions out there
  2. Fresh ravioli like the one I'm using, don’t take too long to cook, and you don’t want to overcook them.  Generally, shortly after they float I’ll drain them, but if needed just taste test one for doneness
  3. Saute the ravioli together with the butter sauce for a few minutes.  Doing so allows the flavors to combine and mingle like they should

RECIPE FOR MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 lbs package of fresh mushroom ravioli
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 7 -9 sage leaves
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

Making the Ravioli

  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, along with a sauté pan over medium heat
  • Drop the ravioli into the water and stir
  • Add the butter to the sauté pan, and once the foaming subsides and the butter starts browning add the garlic, butter and sage; season with salt and pepper
  • Once the ravioli is cooked al dente, drain and add to the butter sauce
  • Saute the ravioli in the butter sauce for a few minutes
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed
  • Serve along with a bit of the grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Wine Recommendation:  I say keep it all in Italy with a nice Barbera

Total Time: 
20minutes
Prep Time: 
10minutes
Cook Time: 
10minutes
Main Ingredient: 
Pasta