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Spinach Ravioli with Zucchini Ribbons

March/April 2013

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For this light vegetarian ravioli recipe, we combine gorgeous long ribbons of zucchini with spinach-and-cheese-stuffed ravioli and a light cream sauce for a satisfying vegetarian pasta dinner.


Spinach Ravioli with Zucchini Ribbons Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, generous 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, very thinly sliced lengthwise (see Tip)
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen spinach-and-cheese ravioli
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Put a pot of water on to boil. Place sliced zucchini in a large colander and set it in the sink. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Pour the ravioli and cooking liquid over the zucchini in the colander.
  2. Meanwhile, mash garlic and salt together in a small bowl with a fork to form a coarse paste. Combine half-and-half and flour in another small bowl and place near the stove.
  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and the garlic paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring, until almost completely evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the flour mixture and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 30 seconds. Gently stir in the ravioli and zucchini, basil and pepper. Divide among 4 plates. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

Tips & Notes

  • To make “ribbon-thin” zucchini, slice lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or a mandoline slicer.

Nutrition

Per serving: 351 calories; 11 g fat (6 g sat, 2 g mono); 53 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 14 g protein; 2 g fiber; 541 mg sodium; 345 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value), Calcium (28% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Pasta
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
High calcium
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Publication
March/April 2013

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