We all have nights where there is just not enough time to make a big, fancy dinner. You work, you head to the gym or maybe you have an appointment and then, you come home and need a quick meal. Well, this is my go to meal when time is just something I don’t have. It is so easy and tasty and the best part is your family will think you just served them a gourmet meal!
I always try to keep 2 packages of ravioli in my fridge for times like this. I buy them when they are on sale and save them for a quick meal. I prefer the ones that you see in the supermarket that are a little different than your average cheese ravioli. My favs are artichoke stuffed ravi’s, or mushroom and cheese, or spinach and cheese ravi’s. Tonight’s I used a spinach and cheese ravi from Trader Joe’s.
- 1-2 packages of Ravi’s
- 8-10 cloves of garlic (smashed or minced or chopped)
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- dash of red pepper flakes
- cherry tomatoes (whole or cut in half)
- salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a pan, heat your olive oil, enough to coat your pan. When heated added your smashed garlic cloves. When slightly browned add a pint of cherry tomatoes and fresh or canned mushrooms. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes, use as much as you like or even omit it if you prefer it not to have a little kick. Season with salt and pepper.
When water is boiling add your ravi’s and cook according to your package directions. When ready, drain in a colander and put in olive oil pan and mix. Serve with a salad if you like!