With work, kids, gym, after-school practice, 4-H, doctor’s appointments, and everything else that takes time out of the day, sometimes we need a dinner that can be made in minutes. You know me…I hate meals from a box and I refuse to rely on fast food and pizza delivery. With that in mind, I saw one of Giada’s episodes in which she made ravioli like this and I, of course, had to try it. I never write down recipes that I see on Food Network, so I went from memory, and it turned out pretty good! Now, I make it all the time with all sorts of variations.
1 bag frozen cheese ravioli
6 oz. pancetta-cut up (I’ve also used bacon)
1 TBSP olive oil
15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder (I’ve also used minced garlic)
5 oz. box of baby argula (I’ve also used arugula blend and baby spinach)
Prepare ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large non stick skillet. Saute pancetta until crisp. Remove pancetta from the skillet and add tomatoes and seasonings. Saute for 5 minutes. Add greens and toss to coat. As greens wilt, add pancetta and cooked ravioli. Add pasta water a few tablespoons at a time to keep everything from sticking. Gently toss to combine and allow ravioli to soak up the flavors.
Serve with parmesan cheese.