Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Monday, August 06, 2007
Garden Squash Ravioli
Here's a recipe I tried last week. We really liked it. I know many of you are interested in meatless main dish recipes, so here's one you might like to try. It's very quick and easy!
GARDEN SQUASH RAVIOLI
1 package (24 ounces) frozen miniature cheese ravioli
1 medium yellow summer squash (or 2 small ones), cut in half-inch chunks
1 medium zucchini (or 2 small ones), cut in half-inch chunks
2 cans (one 15-ounce, one 8-ounce) tomato sauce (or use 3 8-ounce ones)
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a large saucepan, cook ravioli according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a 1.5-quart or a 2-quart microwave-safe dish (I used a 2-quart casserole) combine all of the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on High for 7 to 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Drain ravioli; top with sauce. We also topped ours with grated Romano cheese.
Yield: 6 servings
This recipe produces a very nice, full-flavored sauce for such a quick microwave method of cooking! I was thrilled to find a lowfat, whole-grain ravioli (I don’t think it is entirely whole grain, but certainly it contains some, and is a tad healthier than the regular kind) in the frozen food case.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.