Butternut Squash Ravioli with Parmesan, Walnuts and Arugula

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on October 12, 2011

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with arugula this week. I made goat cheese & arugula paninis earlier this week, today’s recipe has arugula in it, and on Saturday I’m planning to make an Arugula, Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola salad for my friend’s son’s birthday party! I just love the peppery flavor of these leafy greens – they pair so well with sweeter fruits and vegetables, making them extremely versatile. And they’re also packed with nutrients and fiber so you really can’t go wrong using them.

Today’s recipe is super easy – it was on our dinner table in about 20 minutes which included waiting for the water to boil to cook the ravioli. I started this recipe with Pasta Prima’s Butternut Squash Ravioli, which is honestly my favorite packaged ravioli in the world. It’s super fresh, all-natural, and tastes homemade! It also comes with this great seasoning packet, and half the entire package with the seasoning is only 250 calories, with 2g fiber, 2g sugar, and 12g protein.

The Ingredients for this dish were very simple:

Serves 2

  • 1 package butternut squash ravioli + 1 seasoning packet (if you’re using ravioli other than Pasta Prima’s, you just need dried oregano, garlic powder and finely shredded parmesan cheese)
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese + 2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping bunch of arugula
  • Pasta water (reserved)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
The Directions:
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Step 1: Cook the pasta according to package directions. When finished, spoon the pasta into a large skillet on medium heat that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Reserve the pasta water for later.
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Step 2: Arrange the pasta in the skillet so it warms. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, arugula and walnuts. Add a couple ladles of the pasta water so it forms a nice sauce with the melted cheese & olive oil.
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Step 3: Toss the pasta with the rest of the ingredients until everything is heated through and the cheese has melted into a sauce. Add 1-2 more ladles of pasta water if needed. When the ravioli is almost ready, it’ll look like this:
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Step 4: Plate the ravioli and top with 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese (per serving). Enjoy!
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This dish was healthy and satisfying, and was a big hit with the husband. It felt gourmet even though it only took about 20 minutes – the perfect weeknight dinner!
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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Parmesan, Walnuts and Arugula

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package butternut squash ravioli + 1 seasoning packet (if you're using ravioli other than Pasta Prima's, you just need dried oregano, garlic powder and finely shredded parmesan cheese)
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese + 2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping bunch of arugula
  • Pasta water (reserved)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. When finished, spoon the pasta into a large skillet on medium heat that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Reserve the pasta water for later.
  2. Arrange the pasta in the skillet so it warms. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, arugula and walnuts. Add a couple ladles of the pasta water so it forms a nice sauce with the melted cheese & olive oil.
  3. Toss the pasta with the rest of the ingredients until everything is heated through and the cheese has melted into a sauce. Add 1-2 more ladles of pasta water if needed. When the ravioli is almost ready, it'll look like this:
  4. Plate the ravioli and top with 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese (per serving).
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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Steph@stephsbitebybite October 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I love easy dinners and this one looks amazing!!

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Lauren October 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm

This looks amazing! I will definitely have to try it out sometime soon.

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Arushi October 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

The pictures are awesome and I especially like your walnut addition to the ravioli! I’ll definitely make this when I go back home 🙂 Have you ever tried the arugula ravioli from Trader Joe’s? I tried it once, but found it too bitter for my liking!

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anjalim October 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Thanks so much! Let me know how it turns out when you make it. As for the arugula ravioli from TJs – yeah I did try it but like you, I wasn’t a huge fan. I like the spinach and ricotta ravioli from Trader Joe’s the best – the other ones are not bad, but not that great either 🙂

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Britne @ Shabbott's Habits October 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

I am also obsessed with arugula! I think that it’s peppery bite complements all of the sweet fall flavors so well (especially with pumpkin). Love the idea of throwing this in with some ravioli. What an easy and delicious meal!

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michele October 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

This looks like a recipe that is a keeper. I like arugula but never tried it with the ravioli in this fashion.

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Samantha October 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I love butternut squash. and ravioli. and arugula. Can’t wait to try it!

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Lindsey@Lindselicious October 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Oh this looks super good. Love the idea of adding in the arugula in there as well.

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Irene @ H.V.R. October 17, 2011 at 3:54 am

DELICIOUS! YUMMY! VERY ADDICITNG! These are the words that best describe this dish! Try it out and experience for yourself why I so love this dish!

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Tammi January 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

Sounds awesome, I just bought these exact ravioli’s I can’t wait to try this next week!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 27, 2012 at 8:03 am

Awesome! I’m sure you will love it! 🙂

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