The flavors of Italy are best expressed in simplicity: a dash of spices, a little oil and dinner's on the table in minutes--especially if you use frozen spinach and frozen ravioli or tortellini. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005

Sarah Fritschner
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook ravioli (or tortellini) according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add salt, crushed red pepper to taste, spinach and water. Cook, stirring frequently, until the spinach has thawed, wilted and heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls, top with the pasta and drizzle 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil over each portion. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; 12.6 g total fat; 3.9 g saturated fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 674 mg sodium. 732 mg potassium; 28.9 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 12.2 g protein; 13605 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 165 mcg folate; 284 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 113 mg magnesium;

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2014
Quick Easy and Tasty BUT I like the recipe. It's simple and prepares quickly for a nice weeknight meal. However I searched through 3 or 4 different grocery stores to find the mythical ravioli or tortellini that has the calorie count listed in this recipe. After searching through more brands of frozen and fresh pastas than I'd like to think about I can say that there is just no way to get the calorie count listed here. The amount of time I spent looking for pasta probably counteracted the time savings for the first two or three times I make this meal. Pros: Quick Easy Tasty Cons: Calorie Count is WAY Off Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2014
Easy Fast and Delicious I didn't feel like cooking but I had to for my family. I used the frozen spinach and frozen ravioli and threw it together. The most shocking and wonderful surprise is that my super picky toddler is actually eating it (can't believe she just ate all that spinach and is almost done with her ravioli...just amazing and awesome). Pros: see title Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2013
Surprisingly good!!! This was surprisingly good. I thought it would be really bland but the garlic and the hint of cheese really added taste. The only thing that I question is the calorie information. All of the frozen cheese ravioli that I found was 230 calories per serving for 3-4 ounces (not 5). The spinach was 30 calories for 3 ounces. That leaves 3 calories for the cheese and oil??? Pros: very easy good way to get vegetables very tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Delicious I thoroughly enjoyed the ease of preparation and the deliciousness of this recipe. The crushed red pepper and sauteed garlic added just the right amount of flavor complexity to keep the dish from being bland. Pros: easy tasty healthy filling Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was simply wonderful. I used whole wheat pasta raviolois stuffed with Rotisserie chicken and sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach. Simply wonderful! Thanks Sarah! Rick San Francisco CA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was a delicious quick and filling recipe. Second time i made i only had the craving for the veggis no pasta but i added a bunch of fresh corriander used fresh spinach a pinch of dried black lemon powder bell pepper for adding colour to my dish and at the end i added some roasted pine nuts.. i dont know what the nutrition info is of this but it was yummmmyy Maha - Egypt Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was very quick easy and delicious. I used a frozen bag of tortellini instead of ravioli fresh spinach instead of frozen and country crock instead of olive oil. I had all of these ingredients in the fridge so I didn't have to go buy anything. I too thought it would be weird without a heavy sauce but all the ingredients mixed together with the garlic made it so tasty and not heavy. I'll definitely make this again!:-) CJ Boston MA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Very tasty recipe. The flavor is subtle so a good spicy side dish would complement this well. Still a painless way to work some spinach into your diet... One thing I would note is that when my wife and I made it we came nowhere near using all 20 ounces of the ravioli. You could make a nice batch of this recipe with probably half this much pasta. Still a very nice subtle tasty dinner which was very quick and painless to make-- and didn't even require very many ingredients. Joe Bowling Green KY Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was a huge surprise. I used whole-wheat ravioli and at first I thought pasta without sauce would not taste good but to my surprise the flavors of the spinach oil and red pepper are wonderful. woodbridge VA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I first discovered this recipe in the Healthy in a Hurry cookbook (which is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made--great book!). It fast became my stand-by recipe in college. I love eating healthy and also love to cook so quick recipes that achieve that are a true godsend especially when I was a student. I recently made this recipe for one of my friends who is a picky eater and leery of spinach but she loved it too. I believe that this recipe will forever be a stand-by in my world! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was so delicious!! And easy to make. I just love.Will make it quite a bit. I used three cheese ravioli with my spinach. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was wonderful! I added a teaspoon of pesto to each serving and everyone loved it even my kids ate it up. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This was excellent. I didn't have spinach but I used bok choy. I bet this is even better with spinach. Read More