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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Spinach Ravioli with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil

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Dressed up with a delicious roasted tomato sauce and fresh herbs, this store bought spinach ravioli feels like a gourmet Italian meal you can enjoy on a weeknight!

spinach ravioli with roasted tomatoes and basil in a blue bowl

I love dressing up store-bought ingredients to make them feel like they’re totally homemade. One of my favorite ingredients to do this with is ravioli! 

There are some really great pre-made options out there, made with all natural, healthy ingredients.

We have always been huge fans of spinach ravioli. There’s just something comforting and delicious about those little pillows of pasta filled with cheese and spinach. 

It’s one of those meal options that’s fancy enough you could serve to dinner guests, but it’s also easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. You really can’t go wrong when you serve this dish!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

  • Store Bought Spinach Ravioli: Pick your favorite brand! There are so many options out there (and even ravioli sizes) to choose from.
  • Cherry Tomatoes and Shallots: The stars that make the most delicious sauce in this dish! You can certainly add other veggies to this sauce – root vegetables or squashes would also roast up nicely and would combine well with the cherry tomatoes and shallots.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh basil is bright and adds a depth of flavor to this dish, but you can use any fresh herbs you like. Rosemary, oregano and thyme would all work well.

How to Make Spinach Ravioli – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut all the tomatoes in half. Arrange the tomatoes and shallots in a pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil, and toss. Bake at 425 for 35 minutes.

tomatoes and onions tossed with olive oil, ready to go in the oven

Step 2: Take the tomatoes out of the oven, and stir. Add 2 tsp of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to the pan. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

roasted tomatoes and onions in a baking dish

Step 3: Cook the ravioli according to package directions. Drain the ravioli and reserve ¼ cup of cooking liquid. Add ravioli to tomatoes, and toss. Add cooking liquid if needed.

ravioli and toppings in a roasting pan

Step 4: Garnish with chopped basil, serve warm.

forkful of spinach ravioli with roasted tomatoes and basil in a blue bowl

What Makes This Ravioli Healthy?

  • Protein: Protein is so important for building bones, muscles, and skin, and for keeping you full and satisfied. This spinach ravioli recipe has nine grams of protein in every serving! 
  • Low in Calories: I love being able to enjoy comfort food without the guilt of tons of calories. Each helping of this spinach ravioli recipe has 300 calories. 
  • Vitamins and Nutrients: Thanks to the tomatoes, spinach, and herbs, this recipe is high in vitamins and nutrients such as folate, vitamin K, potassium, fiber, beta carotene, and manganese.

Will Kids Enjoy This Spinach Ravioli?

Absolutely! Both kids and adults love everything about this spinach ravioli. If you’ve ever had a kiddo that isn’t great at eating their veggies, this dish is a beautiful way to encourage them without them feeling like it’s just loaded with vegetables. It’s a nice meal to get them acquainted to the flavors and textures of the tomatoes and spinach. If your kids don’t like whole roasted tomatoes and shallots, you can always puree them into a thin sauce and save the whole ones for yourself! Your kids will enjoy eating this comfort food just as much as you do! 

spinach ravioli with roasted tomatoes and basil in a blue bowl

Recipe FAQs

What goes best with spinach ravioli?

This meal is filling and flavorful all on its own. However, once in a while it’s nice to add a little something to round out your dinner. There are many foods that go really well with spinach and cheese ravioli. I enjoy serving this dish with a garden salad, a Caesar salad, or a side of roasted veggies with garlic.

How to Store and Keep This Recipe

Before storing leftovers, allow the the ravioli and sauce to cool or come to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to four days.

Can you freeze spinach ravioli?

For the most part, I don’t recommend freezing leftover ravioli after its been cooked. After the ravioli has been cooked, and then thawed, it loses its texture and becomes gummy. The roasted tomato sauce also doesn’t freeze that well. However, you can freeze store bought ravioli in the package.

Should I thaw frozen ravioli before cooking?

There is no need to thaw frozen ravioli before cooking it. It will just take a minute or two longer for it to cook than if you had it in the refrigerator.

Recipe Variations

There are so many ways to change up this spinach and cheese ravioli recipe! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Add Extra Veggies! Veggies are a great addition to this dish – you can add them either sautéed with a little bit of garlic, or roasted with olive oil and Italian herbs. Just about any vegetable will go well with this spinach ravioli, but here are some suggestions to try: asparagus, peas, zucchini, yellow or orange bell peppers, kale or spinach.
  • Add More Protein: You can keep this spinach ravioli recipe vegetarian friendly by adding white beans for some extra plant protein. Just toss them in with the sauce, heat, and serve.
  • Bake It with Cheese: For an even more decadent dish, add the ravioli and the sauce to a baking dish, top with shredded parmesan cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with fresh herbs as a garnish!

Top Tips For Making Spinach Ravioli

  • You can use any variety of spinach and cheese ravioli that you wish. Try to stick with around 16 oz to get four servings. 
  • Be sure to roast the tomatoes. It gives them a delicious flavor that pairs very nicely with the ravioli and makes this dish taste homemade.
  • Be sure to follow the directions on the package of ravioli you are using. Different brands will have slightly different cooking instructions. 
  • You want to cook the ravioli to be slightly al dente (I typically take it out 30 seconds-1 minute before the indicated cooking time is up). It’s very important not to overcook the ravioli or it will become mushy and maybe even a little bit slimy. 
  • For more tomato flavor, try adding 1-2 tbsp of tomato paste to the roasted tomatoes, along with 2-4 tbsp of hot pasta water and a pinch of salt.

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spinach ravioli with roasted tomatoes and basil in a blue bowl
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Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil

Dressed up with a delicious roasted tomato sauce and fresh herbs, this store bought spinach ravioli feels like a gourmet Italian meal you can enjoy on a weeknight!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut all the tomatoes in half. arrange tomatoes and shallots in a pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil, toss. Bake at 425 degrees for 35 min.
  • Take the tomatoes out of the oven, stir. Add 2 tsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain ravioli and reserve 1/4 cup of cooking liquid. Add ravioli to tomatoes, toss. Add cooking liquid if needed. Garnish with chopped basil.

Notes

Recipe Variations
There are so many ways to change up this spinach and cheese ravioli recipe! Here are some of our favorites:
  • Add Extra Veggies! Veggies are a great addition to this dish – you can add them either sautéed with a little bit of garlic, or roasted with olive oil and Italian herbs. Just about any vegetable will go well with this spinach ravioli, but here are some suggestions to try: asparagus, peas, zucchini, yellow or orange bell peppers, kale or spinach.
  • Add More Protein: You can keep this spinach ravioli recipe vegetarian friendly by adding white beans for some extra plant protein. Just toss them in with the sauce, heat, and serve.
  • Bake It with Cheese: For an even more decadent dish, add the ravioli and the sauce to a baking dish, top with shredded parmesan cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with fresh herbs as a garnish!
Top Tips For Making Spinach Ravioli
  • You can use any variety of spinach and cheese ravioli that you wish. Try to stick with around 16 oz to get four servings. 
  • Be sure to roast the tomatoes. It gives them a delicious flavor that pairs very nicely with the ravioli and makes this dish taste homemade.
  • Be sure to follow the directions on the package of ravioli you are using. Different brands will have slightly different cooking instructions. 
  • You want to cook the ravioli to be slightly al dente (I typically take it out 30 seconds-1 minute before the indicated cooking time is up). It’s very important not to overcook the ravioli or it will become mushy and maybe even a little bit slimy. 
  • For more tomato flavor, try adding 1-2 tbsp of tomato paste to the roasted tomatoes, along with 2-4 tbsp of hot pasta water and a pinch of salt.
Adapted from CookingLight.com

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 390mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g

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24 responses to “Spinach Ravioli with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil”

  1. I love how you’re ‘eating (your) way to a healthier life’! I’ve just started my own blog on gaining weight through eating healthily and living a healthy & balanced life. I’m taking it slowly, eliminating bad foods and replacing them with a healthier and more nutritious option. The only problem is, I’m not much of a cook so I love finding healthy recipes to try out and I have to say yours look delicious and simple to follow! I’m quite tempted to have a go at this recipe!

    • Hi Yasmeen! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me, and kudos on the effort you’ve been making to live a more balanced life! I wasn’t much of a cook a few years ago either, in fact, I didn’t even know how to use a can opener when I got married! So trust me, if I can make the recipes on my blog, anyone can 🙂 Let me know if you end up trying this – I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  2. I love love your blog! Not only because of your healthy tips and yummy recipes, but also because you take such amazing pics of everything! Including your trips and recipes! Honestly these pics make me crave your recipes even more lol

    • Awwww thank you so much Eisha!! You are so sweet! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog, recipes and photos 🙂 Thanks again!!

    • Thanks so much Crystal! And yes – ravioli is totally the perfect comfort food for fall! It’s so filling and warming, especially with the roasted tomatoes and shallots. Let me know how you like this recipe when you try it!

    • Hehe yay!! Omg I know – fresh tomatoes are seriously the best ever. Especially when they are so warm that all their juices just burst into your mouth!

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