Pesto Ravioli with Spinach & Tomatoes


This easy ravioli recipe calls for just five ingredients but is loaded with fresh flavors. By using grape tomatoes, prewashed spinach and prepared pesto, we eliminate all prep work, making this 15-minute Caprese-inspired ravioli the ideal weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 cups

How to Choose Your Ingredients

All you need are five simple ingredients for this easy weeknight meal! Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping:

Choosing the Ravioli

We use frozen or refrigerated cheese ravioli for this recipe. Cheese ravioli is typically filled with a combination of ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Some have a combination of four or five cheeses. Use your favorite brand, just watch for sodium. We recommend that entrees have 480 milligrams or less of sodium.

Choosing the Pesto

You can use homemade pesto or store-bought pesto. For store-bought pesto that tastes closer to homemade, look for it in the refrigerated section. If you're using jarred shelf-stable pesto, try to find a brand that has a bright green color and a minimal amount of oil.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 8-ounce packages frozen or refrigerated cheese ravioli

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach

  • cup pesto


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes; sauté until they begin to burst, 3 to 4 minutes. Add spinach and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until it wilts, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Add the cooked ravioli and pesto; stir gently to combine.

    pan of Pesto Ravioli with Spinach & Tomatoes


Large nonstick skillet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
19g Fat
35g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 4388IU 88%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Folate 80mcg 20%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Calcium 265mg 20%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 374mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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