"What is for Dinner?" they asked.

“Yummy things, ” she answered.

That is what I always told my kids when they asked me that question.

I have had several requests for recipes.  I understand that request.  Sometimes you just need someone else to inspire you.  You just don’t feel like cracking open a cookbook, and yet, you want to be creative in the kitchen.   So, I am going to start posting more recipes to my blog.  Here goes…

Cheese Ravioli in Basil Cream Sauce

This is one of my go-to, easy-peasy, looks hard, but it is not, recipes.

I have used it for company or just the family.

I teach this recipe to the senior girls when they come over for Girls Night because I think it is a great College Dish to know how to prepare.

I hope you enjoy this little SURSEE of an Easy Meal.  What is an easy meal you make?

Cheese Ravioli in Basil-Cream Sauce
1 (24-oz) package frozen cheese ravioli
2 tbl butter
1 8 oz pkg of sliced mushrooms
3 green onions, chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1 (10 oz)  can diced mild tomatoes and green chiles, drained-OR you can use plain diced tomatoes which I do!
2 tbl chopped fresh basil
1 cup whipping cream
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp salt
Prepare ravioli in large Dutch oven according to package directions; drain and keep warm.  
Melt 2 tbl butter in Dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add mushrooms and next 3 ingredients; sauté over medium high-heat 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.  Stir in diced tomatoes and green chilies, basil and cream; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.  Stir in Parmesan cheese; add salt.
Stir in ravioli, tossing to coat.

Variation~ Since I have carnivores (all boys) at my house, I always added diced, cooked chicken so they could find some meat in the pasta.’ Nuf said.


  1. Leigh Winker says:

    So glad you shares this recipe! I enjoyed it so much when you served it for dinner at your house. I’m with you – carnivore household here, too!

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