Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies

I get it. Making dinner can be the last thing on your mind after a long day at work, running errands, and picking up your children. I plan our meals ahead of time and still have difficulty getting it all done. So I like to have a few tricks up my sleeve as far as recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and that my family loves. 

One of those is Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies. I make variations of this meal a couple times a month and even though I make more than enough for leftovers, the leftovers always seem to disappear really fast! 

 Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies, easy quick dinner recipe

The whole meal only takes about 30 minutes to make and I make sure to add lots of vegetables and use freshly grated Parmigano Reggiano cheese for a richer flavor! Parmigiano Reggiano is naturally lactose-free due to its long aging process. It is also easily digestible and a good source of protein and calcium. You can read more on that here and find recipes to use Parmigiano Reggiano with here

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made by a collective of farmers and producers in Italy. Did you know that not all parmesan is Parmesan? The word Parmesan means from Parma, so shouldn't yours actually come from that area? Parmigiano Reggiano is made in the areas in and around the province of Parma. Look for the pin-dots on the rind to make sure you are getting the real deal!

 Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies, easy quick dinner recipe

 Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies, easy quick dinner recipe

To make Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies for dinner you will need:

1 large zucchini
1 summer squash
1/4c. chopped red onion
1 link of smoked sausage (I prefer a flavored chicken sausage)
2 9oz packages of ravioli
1/4c. olive oil 
1t. garlic powder
1t. dried basil (or substitute 2T. fresh chopped basil)
1t. Italian seasoning
Parmigano Reggiano cheese for topping 

1. Cook ravioli according to directions. 
2. While water is boiling for ravioli, chop zucchini, summer squash, and smoked sausage. Place them into a large pan with red onion, olive oil, and spices. Cook over medium heat until veggies have softened and sausage has browned. 
3. Once ravioli is cooked, drain and add to pan with vegetables and sausage. Stir gently until combined adding more olive oil if needed. Serve topped with Parmigano Reggiano and a piece of garlic bread. Enjoy! 

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  1. This looks delish! I'll have to save it for later. I was so bad over the summer with cooking, we ate out so much, so I've really been challenging myself to stay on track and cook! Thanks for sharing.

    pumps and push-ups

  2. This looks scrumptious and perfect way to use the bounty of the season. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you sweet friend!! xo

  3. Looks absolutely delicious! Enjoy the holiday Laura!

  4. This looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing Laura and Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Yum, this looks so good. I love pasta with veggies.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. This looks so delicious. I love anything with a topping of cheese!


  7. Pasta with veggies goes a long way, love to eat it, especially with a lot of cheese haha! Xx

  8. It is the last thing on my mind lately. But this sounds like something my hubby would truly enjoy!!

  9. This looks incredibly delicious! I love meals that only take 30 mins, so helpful for busy weekdays.

  10. Yum! These look delicious! I can't wait to try them!

  11. Oh, you've made me hungry Laura and lunch is almost an hour away !

  12. This looks so delicious, Laura! And's almost lunchtime where I am. Maybe I'll whip some up!

  13. Mmm, this sounds so good! I bet it would be good with some winter squash too. You can't beat the real deal Parmesan :)

  14. The dish looks so pretty and appetizing!

    Jessica |

  15. Thanks for the explanation about Parmesan cheese! I wondered why it was spelled with a capital P. Now I know. This recipe sounds divine. Going to make it this week! I need all of the creative ideas for getting veggies into PC's diet that I can find. T