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Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pesto and Toasted Walnuts

by flavorthemoments on April 15, 2013

wild mushroom ravioli with pesto and toasted walnuts

Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pesto and Toasted Walnuts

I’m always trying to find meals that I can make fast that please everyone in the house.  Raviolis are one of those meals!  As far as store bought ravioli, I love Pasta Prima ravioli for meals like that — see my Butternut Squash Ravioli with Crispy Sage Leaves, also!  While my kids aren’t completely into veggies, I’d go so far as to say that they enjoy mushrooms. Mushrooms are so meaty, it’s hard to consider them a veggie! :smile:  I’m just crazy about them, so for these Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pesto and Toasted Walnuts, I added cremini mushrooms, too.  This is double the mushroom pleasure!  :grin:  The toasted walnuts give it that much needed crunch, and every pasta dish needs parmesan, so it’s topped with nice, big shavings of it.  Delicious!

wild mushroom ravioli with pesto and toasted walnuts

This is dish is extra quick if your pesto sauce is made ahead of time.  I like to make a big batch of my Lemon Pesto Sauce and freeze half, or make the sauce the day before.  If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have time to make your own, buy your favorite store bought pesto.  In my experience, I think the pesto in the refrigerated section by the fresh ravioli is always better as it tastes more like fresh basil.  That’s what we want!  :grin:

Next time you need a quick meal on a practice night, game night, or just because, give this one a try.  The homemade pesto, sauteed cremini mushrooms, and toasted walnuts make this dish seem like you spent a lot more time on it.  Shhh!  Nobody needs to know.  :wink:

wild mushroom ravioli with pesto and toasted walnuts

Wild Mushroom Tortellini with Pesto and Toasted Walnuts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pesto and Toasted Walnuts is store bought ravioli with homemade pesto, sauteed cremini mushrooms, toasted walnuts, and shaved parmesan!

Ingredients

(2) packages Pasta Prima Wild Mushroom Ravioli (or your favorite)

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

(1) package cremini mushrooms, washed, stemmed, and sliced

salt and pepper, to taste

1/3 cup my Lemon Pesto Sauce or store bought pesto

1/3 cup walnut pieces

1/3 cup shaved parmesan

Instructions

Prepare the ravioli according to package instructions.

While the ravioli cook, heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and saute until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.

In a small pan, toast the walnuts over medium heat until fragrant and golden, about 4 minutes. Keep a close eye as they burn quickly!

Drain the pasta in a colander. Add the pesto sauce to the pot and heat over low heat until warm. Add the ravioli and mushrooms to the pesto sauce and stir gently. Serve and top with toasted walnuts and shaved parmesan.

Notes

Make homemade pesto ahead of time to make this meal extra quick! Store bought pesto in the refrigerated section is great in a pinch!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley April 16, 2013 at 3:08 am

This sounds delicious! And so simple too. I love anything with mushrooms and pasta is pretty much always a good thing in my book : )

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flavorthemoments April 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

We all need a nice dose of simple! I agree..pasta and mushrooms and sure win!

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Jessica - The Novice Chef April 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I love this! It reminds me of one of my favorite dishes at Maggianos!

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flavorthemoments April 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Thank you, Jessica! I’m a sucker for mushrooms and pasta!

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