Monday, August 31, 2009

Ravioli with Spinach and Tomatoes

Pin It I didn't plan on blogging about this, so I didn't take any prep pictures. But when it was done I thought, "Why not?" Super easy. Super yummy. Super good for you. I guess that'll teach me, huh?

This recipe is an adaptation (since I can rarely leave a recipe alone) of a recipe from a Weight Watchers Magazine cookbook called "Two's Company". The only thing that would have made it better is some lovely Parmesan, but I forgot to buy it at the store. Grrr.

The original recipe calls for cheese ravioli, but I've used a variety of filled pastas: cheese ravioli (like the recipe), cheese tortellini, cheese & chicken tortellini or ravioli. I use whatever I have on hand and it always works.

Ravioli with Spinach and Tomatoes
Printable Recipe

1 cup chicken broth
2 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
19 oz fresh cheese ravioli, tortellini, or other filled pasta
6 oz fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large pot and bring it all to a boil. Add the ravioli, cover and cook for 5 minutes (7 minutes if the pasta is frozen), stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the ravioli is done.

2. Stir in the spinach and sugar; cover and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Take the pot off the heat and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 4-6 servings

**When this is made with cheese tortellini, 1 cup=148 cal/3.65 fat/3 fiber/3 Weight Watchers points.
**I buy my tortellini, etc. at Costco. 19 oz is one side of a Costco double pack.
**I've noticed the big ravioli (like in these pictures) like to tear open while they cook, so stir them very gently.


  1. Thanks for saving me tonight!!! This was super fast and yummy. Keep posting because I love trying new recipes.

  2. You totally made my night, Jolynne :)

  3. This looks positively gourmet - nice job!

  4. I finally found this recipe.Ty Been looking for it since I lost my very old Weight Watchers Cookbook years ago


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