Red Pepper, Garlic and Herb Ravioli

Red-Pepper and Herb Ravioli

Last night I made my favorite quick and easy, grab something at Sam’s Club on the way home, meal. I’m amazed I haven’t posted the recipe on my blog before now, because I seem to make it about once a month.  My family loves it and it’s ready within a few minutes after the water comes to a boil.

I found the recipe in Everyday Foods in 2003 and I’ve been making it ever since. I changed it up a little because we love garlic, so I replace the chives with garlic. I sometimes add fresh or dried basil along with the parsley. I also use more pasta than the original recipe. I buy the double package of ravioli at Sam’s Club and that makes just about the right amount for my family of five.

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Right now I have fresh parsley in my garden. If  I don’t have fresh parsley, I substitute dried. I always serve it with a sprinkle of Italian cheese on top. And of course I had to serve it in my pretty new shell bowl I picked up at Laguna Beach last week. We had a wonderful family vacation at Newport Coast, California. I put some pictures online if you’re interested in checking them out.

Give this one a try the next time you need a simple, but really delicious meal.

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Red Pepper, Garlic and Herb Ravioli

Red Pepper, Garlic and Herb Ravioli


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • Salt
  • 32 ounces fresh cheese ravioli
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


In small saucepan, heat oil over low heat for 3 minutes. Add red pepper, garlic and cook 2 minutes. Set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain, and return to the warm pot. Gently toss ravioli with flavored oil, parsley, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.


adapted from Everyday Food

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  1. says

    This looks so amazing – I’d never guess it was so easy. Thanks for posting this – I just bookmarked it to try later in the week.

  2. Jamie says

    I just bookmarked this one Barbara. I love keeping ravioli in my fridge or freezer for quick dinners. I love the light sauce and herbs in this. A nice change from tomato based sauce. The bowl is gorgeous too!

  3. Mimi says

    I love these quick and easy dinners.
    Looks like you had a nice trip to Newport Beach, you even got a little sun. Lake Powell was absolutely gorgeous. It's mind numbing just how beautiful it is.

  4. pigpigscorner says

    Perfect weekday meal! I love using ready made ravioli too, so simple to prepare and so delicious!

  5. AmyRuth says

    What a beautiful meal! Very pretty. Have you ever noticed whole wheat ravolis before? I would love to try that variation with your beautiful green salad. Such simple flavoring are a perfect compliment to the cheeses.

  6. Jamie says

    Looks absolutely delicious! When I make packaged ravioli I rarely dress it up but this I must do. Easy and fab!

  7. Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog says

    Excellent rabioli!! I'm hankering for them now with these wonderful flavors of garlic and herbs.



  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says

    I know what you mean mum. I often make food that I don't post as I think that they may be too simple but it turns out to be really popular! I guess I forget that people do need easy recipes too! 😀 xxx

  9. Pink Little Cake says

    This recipe looks wonderful and very easy to make. I have Sam's club by my house, I have to look for this item next time I am there. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Foodessa says

    I can't believe that it's been already 20 years since visiting your beautiful Californian coast…especially Laguna…many cherished memories.

    Barbara…ravioli are my big weekness…tack on great ingredients and a generous grating of cheese…I'll bring the wine ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  11. Barbara says

    A lovely ravioli dish, Barbara! And so quick on a busy night.
    Your new pasta dish is adorable with all the shells embossed on the rim!

  12. Memória says

    Este plato se ve tan fresco y delicioso, pero muy simple. Gracias por compartir esta receta con nosotros.

  13. Faith says

    Ravioli makes the perfect meal for busy nights, isn't it? This sounds delicious with the garlic and fresh herbs!

  14. Kathleen says

    This sounds like a perfect go to quick meal. It sounds absolutely delicious! I wish the weather had been better in Newport for you! Its still overcast and yucky. I'm making soup for dinner! Whoda thunk that I'd be doing that in July?!?!

  15. Cristie says

    It's so nice to have something quick and delicious that you can serve up in less than 20 minutes. Thanks for passing this along, it does sound like a winner and I can't wait to try it out.

  16. Asha@FSK says

    Love the Laguna bowl!! :)) Pasta is my go to quick meal too.. in fact gonna have it for lunch today with fresh mozzarella (I am already hungry :O)..

    ok.. going to check out your pics now….

  17. Deeba PAB says

    Gorgeous dish on a gorgeous platter…it's beautiful Barbara! I love how you replaced simple things and got such a fab dish! Love it!

  18. Jessica @ How Sweet says

    That looks scrumptious! I would love to make my own ravioli and try this seasoning! We usually do packaged as well, and it is delicious but there is just that something about homemade.