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Because we don’t necessarily have the time to make them at home, store-bought ravioli are a practical solution for a quick meal. However, to take your dining experience to the next level, why not pair them with homemade sauces? Check out five mouth-watering sauce ideas below, followed by the types of ravioli that pair perfectly with each one.
This classic Italian sauce is a must-have for ravioli lovers. To prepare it, heat olive oil in a saucepan, add minced garlic and crushed tomatoes, then let it simmer. Then stir in fresh basil leaves, a pinch of salt and pepper, and finish with a generous portion of freshly grated parmesan. Mix well until the sauce is creamy and ready to coat your ravioli.
Ideal with : Spinach ricotta ravioli
This light and tangy sauce is perfect for a change from tomato sauce. In a pan, heat some crème fraîche over low heat, add the grated zest of a lemon for a touch of freshness, and generously incorporate grated parmesan to make it creamy. Season with salt and pepper, then simmer gently until the sauce thickens.
Ideal with: Chicken ravioli
In a pan, brown sliced mushrooms in butter until golden brown. Add heavy cream, finely chopped chives, and some crushed toasted hazelnuts for texture and flavor.
Ideal with: Mushroom ravioli
Start by melting some Camembert in a saucepan over low heat, add a splash of cream to achieve the desired consistency, then sprinkle with fresh or dried thyme for a subtle aroma. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous sauce.
Ideal with: Raw ham ravioli
Start by cooking and pureeing the butternut flesh. Add cream, a pinch of salt and pepper, and garnish with crushed toasted hazelnuts for a crunchy touch.
Ideal with: Cheese or raw ham ravioli
To prepare it, reduce red wine in a saucepan, add beef broth, garlic, and fresh thyme. Simmer until the sauce thickens and takes on an intense flavor.
Ideal with: Meat ravioli