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.
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.
13 Reviews for Florentine Ravioli
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).
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???
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.
This was excellent. I didn't have spinach, but I used bok choy. I bet this is even better with spinach.