Ravioli with Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe

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If you are looking for a meatless dinner recipe this month, pasta is a great choice.  It’s easy to cook, filling, and something the whole family will love to eat.  However, plain old spaghetti sauce gets boring after a while. This creamy spinach pasta sauce recipe uses fresh spinach, coconut milk, and a handful of fresh basil. Blended with loads of garlic and seasonings, it is an easy homemade pasta sauce that goes great with Cheese Ravioli from Celentano® .

Celentano cheese ravioli with creamy spinach pasta sauce with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil

What do you eat on Meatless Monday?

If your family is way too focused on the meat in their dinner, try pasta as a meatless alternative.  It’s an easy transition for most families to make and frozen pasta like ravioli is a big hit with my teens. 

Celentano pasta is made with only the finest ingredients using only authentic, real Italian recipes.  It is frozen at the peak of freshness and easy to cook when you’re ready to prepare them. 

Just put frozen pasta directly into boiling water and less than 10 minutes later, they are done! I chose the Celentano Large Round Cheese Ravioli, but they also offer Mini Rounds and Gluten Free varieties.

Spinach Pasta Sauce Ingredients

Healthy Pasta Sauce Ingredients

One thing I love about pasta sauce is that it is so easy to sneak in those veggies!  Red sauce uses tomatoes, which are delicious of course.  However, this homemade pasta sauce is made with fresh spinach!  Loaded with fiber, iron, and loads of Vitamin A and minerals, it is a healthy alternative to traditional pasta sauce.

I used coconut milk for this creamy pasta sauce because it is easy to keep in my pantry.  I rarely have half and half in the house, however, if you do, you could use that instead.  Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste.   This is a blender pasta sauce recipe.  Put all the ingredients in the blender and puree.  Then, simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes to blend the flavors and thicken the sauce.

Green pasta sauce ingredients in blender

The addition of nutmeg and fresh lemon juice in this recipe help to bring out the flavor of the fresh spinach and basil.  They give it a depth and brightness that really round out the flavors.  Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to taste right before serving.  Go light on the salt since the Parmesan cheese is already quite salty.

Spinach pasta sauce ingredients in pan

Green Pasta Sauce Is Easy and Delicious!

So, what is green pasta sauce called?  Is it all pesto?  Technically you could call pesto a “salsa verde,” since the term just means “green sauce”.  Whatever you want to call this sauce, I call it delicious! 

Pasta with Spinach pasta sauce, Parmesan cheese and basil

I left out the nuts that you normally find in pesto because I wanted it creamy.  The addition of cornstarch when you heat the sauce helps it thicken and the coconut milk gives it an amazing creaminess like you would normally find in an Alfredo sauce

Celentano cheese ravioli with spinach pasta sauce with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil

 

Cheese Ravioli with Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe

This creamy spinach pasta sauce recipe is loaded with basil and Parmesan cheese.  Creamy from the addition of coconut milk, this healthy pasta sauce is easy to make and delicious!

 Spinach Pasta Sauce with basil and Parmesan cheese

Yield: 3 cups

Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe

Spinach Pasta Sauce with basil and Parmesan cheese

This creamy spinach pasta sauce recipe uses lots of fresh spinach and basil.  Blended with garlic and seasonings, it's an easy homemade pasta sauce recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)
  • freshly ground nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp or so)
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • Celentano Cheese Ravioli

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until as smooth as possible (there will be small bits of spinach still there and Parmesan cheese will leave it a bit rough looking.)
  3. Pour into a medium sauce pan
  4. Place pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook about 5 to 10 minutes or until it starts to thicken a bit
  5. Cook Celentano cheese ravioli according to package directions.
  6. Drain and rinse ravioli and place on plate
  7. Top with spinach pasta sauce plus additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.
  8. Cook Celentano Cheese Ravioli according to package directions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information not always accurate

 

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Like this creamy spinach pasta sauce?  Try these recipes, too!

  • Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Looking for easy pasta recipes?  Combine angel hair pasta with fresh asparagus and toss it in a creamy goat cheese and Parmesan sauce.  Filling, easy and delicious!  
  • Simple Carrot Top Pesto Recipe : This simple carrot top pesto recipe is a delicious way to use every part of the carrot!  With loads of carrot greens and a handful of fresh basil, this homemade pesto has a fresh flavor and takes only minutes to make.  

Comments

  1. Mya Murphy says
    I'm a huge cheesaholic..and there's absolutely nothing I like better than pasta with cheese.. My fave? Hmm can I say all? I love basic baked mac and cheese. I love my vegetarian lasagna. I love tortellini, beef ravioli. So yeah..all!
  2. My favorite pasta dish is lasagna. When we make lasagna, we usually make it more like a casserole, just using whatever ingredients we have that we want to get rid of. It is a great way to clear our the cupboards. There are times when we use cream of chicken instead of pasta sauce. It makes it a unique dish.
  3. spaghetti
  4. I also like oven-baked macaroni and cheese. You can add all sorts of meats to it if you want, but the star of the dish is the golden brown layer of cheese on top.
  5. I'm a fan of the classic spaghetti and meatballs. I also like lasagna!
  6. My favorite pasta recipe is either a baked rigatoni or a crockpot lasagna using ravioli.
  7. My kids love baked spaghetti or lasagna.
  8. Ellen Hazel says
    Delicious made this with spaghetti and gently tossed to coat served like a log roll form on plate. Lovely sauce
  9. my favorite dish is broccoli Alfredo
  10. I love Lasagna or manicotti
  11. Jennylyn Gross says
    tortellini. shrimp and vodka sauce
  12. Joanne Schultz says
    I love Pasta Carbonara!
  13. kelly woods says
    I like Chicken Alfredo. Yum, yum Thank you
  14. Cassandra D says
    Lasagna recipes.

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