Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli

This is an easy, delicious variation of one of our favorite quick, every-day meals, Red Pepper, Garlic and Herb Ravioli. I buy a two pack of fresh ravioli at Sam’s Club or Costco and dinner’s on the table in no time. Earlier in the week I made another of our favorites, Pesto Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Rolls. I had leftover pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, so I decided to incorporate the leftover ingredients into a cream sauce for our ravioli.

I used a light cream cheese and 1% milk, but this sauce is so flavorful you’ll never miss the extra fat. If you’re looking for a quick, delicious week-night meal, give this one a try.

Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli

Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli


  • 4 oz. light cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • dash of red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 6 asparagus spears, cut in to 1 inch pieces and blanched
  • 16 ounces fresh cheese ravioli


Put a large pot of salted water on to boil. Combine  light cream cheese and milk in a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat, whisking until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and add pesto, red pepper, and salt and pepper. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Combine ravioli, sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus in a large bowl and pour sauce over the top, stir gently to combine.

Other ravioli recipes I’d love to try:

Baked Ravioli, Taste and Tell
Ravioli and Peas in a Butter-Lemon Sauce, Cheeky Kitchen
Mushroom Ravioli, Food Finery

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  1. Jill Niemann says

    Made this tonight Aunt Barbara. It was absolutely delicious. We added a little extra pesto because we like the stronger pesto flavor and a little more milk to make the sauce thinner but I’ll definitely make it again!

  2. says

    I am always looking for quick, delicious meals! Thanks for posting this, it looks like one my kids would love. Going on the meal plan for next week!

  3. says

    This really appeals to me, Barbara. And such a quick meal to prepare too! Sometimes pesto is just too strong for me and the idea of incorporating it into a creamy sauce is brilliant!

  4. says

    Yum, this looks gorgeous. So simple and tasty too. I like the idea of using the cream cheese for that little extra kick. Very nice. Ill have a go at this little gem tonight me thinks. I think Ive got some Veal Ravioli in the freezer. Perfect. :)

  5. says

    Hi ! We just came across your site and absolutely love it!
    MMmm! So delicious what a wonderful combo with ravioli and sauce! We have try this one for sure!
    Thanks :) Anna and Liz

  6. says

    How funny! I made a creamy pesto ravioli tonight using heavy cream and pesto, topped with Parmesan cheese. I like your version and will need to give it a try.