Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meatless Meals #2: Ravioli with Tomato, White Beans, and Spinach

Who knew meatless meals could be so amazing?  I love this one.  I'm a huge fan of ravioli, Buitoni especially... and what's not to love about white beans and spinach?
This dish was so easy to make, and almost a one-pot meal (aside from having to cook the ravioli in another pot).  However, in hindsight, I'm thinking that I probably could have cooked them in the pan (had there been a little more liquid)  - kind of like my Spaghetti:  Risotto-Style.  So many variations in my head... different veggies, different liquids and sauces.... yum!  I'm truly enjoying this meatless meal exploration!  What's YOUR favorite meatless dish?

Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Ravioli with Tomato, White Beans, and Spinach

1 9-oz. package of cheese ravioli 
1 14-oz. can of diced tomatoes with liquid
1 15-oz. can white beans, Great Northern
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
2-3 c. chopped fresh spinach
1/4 c. water
grated Asiago cheese
fresh parsley

1.  Cook ravioli according to package directions and set aside.
2.  In a sauce pan, heat tomatoes, beans, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.  Bring to a boil.
3.  Add in chopped spinach, reduce heat, and cover the pan to wilt the greens.
4.  Add in the pasta and the water and simmer for a few minutes. 
5.  Top with cheese and parsley.  

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Anonymous said...

My favorite meatless dish is roasted seaweed. An acquired taste, but great. ~Mary

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your meal sounds so healthy and delicious!!

Candy said...

This looks delicious! I keep meaning to try beans in pasta, it's such an Italian combination!

My favorite meatless meal would be a bowl of pasta simply tossed in butter and Parm or a simple tomato sauce.

MrsJenB said...

I agree with Candy - I keep wanting to use beans in pasta dishes since I've seen so many amazing looking recipes, but haven't remembered to give it a try yet. This looks yummy!

Chaya said...

Yummy. This looks delicious.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I am so making this! Thanks for posting it. To thank you..I pinned it for you :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
Miz Helen

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I love healthy recipes that look fabulous. It will be a hit at this week's Foodie Friday!

Chaya said...

This dish looks better with the second look and I have a feeling that each time, I see it, I am going to crave it more. It has all good stuff in it. Thanks for sharing it with us at My Meatless Mondays.