Feb 1

Creamy Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Creamy Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I'm always on the hunt for simple yet delicious recipes for busy weeknights, and this easy ravioli recipe fits the bill! It utilizes ingredients that I almost always have on hand, and it's very family friendly, with flavors that will appeal to both the young and the old(er).

There was just one small snag... If you ask my husband to name one of my biggest pet peeves, he'd probably mention warm ranch dressing somewhere in the mix. There's just something about it that totally turns me off.

So when I found this creamy ravioli recipe on the Marzetti website that uses their new Simply Dressed Ranch Salad Dressing, I almost kept clicking. But then I figured I'd take some of that advice I'm always doling out to my kids -- you know the one about how you should "try new things before deciding you don't like them" -- and I'm so glad that I did!

The fresh basil and parsley and the sun-dried tomatoes transform this dish into much more than just ravioli and salad dressing. Of course, the parmesan cheese plays a big role too -- I grated a little extra over each plate for good measure!

Creamy Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Creamy Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  • 1 1/2 cups Marzetti Simply Dressed Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1 20-oz. package frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Cook frozen ravioli according to the package instructions and drain.
  2. While the ravioli is cooking, drain and slice the sun-dried tomatoes and chop the parsley and basil.
  3. Heat ranch dressing over low heat in a medium skillet. Do not boil.
  4. Add milk, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste to ranch dressing and whisk to combine.
  5. Add hot ravioli and gently toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately with additional grated parmesan cheese on top if desired.


This post brought to you by Marzetti Simply Dressed. All opinions are 100% mine.

by Tara | 2 comments

  • dusty rhodes

    If this recipe tastes as good as it looks, it has to be yummy!
    Thanks for this as it helps stretch the family budget by making healthy meals
    for families who are looking for healthy family recipes. Also in this economy,
    everyone is looking for deals that save money and using coupons to buy great
    ingredients to make those fantastic recipes does just that! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kayla Poynter

    Appreciate you sharing, great blog post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

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