A Quick, Seasonal Ravioli

As much as I like to cook, I don’t always have time to make a delicious dinner from scratch. Judging from the popularity of the 20- and 30-minute meal cookbooks, I’m not the only person with this problem. When I came across pumpkin pasta sauce at World Market, I bought it thinking I’d find someway to use it. A few days later I came across Rising Moon Organic Basil, Asiago & Pine Nut Ravioli in the freezer section at Publix and thought it would pair perfectly with the pumpkin sauce.

World Market Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
World Market Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Basil, Asiago & Pine Nut Pesto Ravioli
Basil, Asiago & Pine Nut Pesto Ravioli

For a quick meal one night, I heated up the pumpkin pasta sauce with a pinch of dried sage, served over the boiled ravioli, and garnished with a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Although pumpkin can sometimes be sweet, this pasta sauce was light and savory. The ravioli was tender with a creamy filling. The asiago cheese and the pine nut pesto in the ravioli really complemented the pumpkin sauce. While Jill and I both agreed that we prefer a hearty tomato sauce with chunks of vegetables, the pumpkin sauce was a nice, seasonally appropriate change of pace.

Ravioli with pumpkin sauce
Ravioli with pumpkin sauce
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