Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tomato Artichoke Ravioli

It's hot. Like, really hot. And I work in a classroom all day that doesn't have air conditioning. With 23 kids. So needless to say I'm sweaty and uncomfortable by the time I get home, completely uninterested in standing in front of a hot oven. I have become a big fan of meals that don't require me to stand in front of the oven... and even more so a fan of my local take out restaurants ::wink wink::

This dinner was super easy and light. It was exactly what I wanted, a meal where the flavors were subtle and light with just the right amount of taste. The sauce is light and truly doesn't have a ton of flavor, the flavor comes from the ravioli and the cheese. But on these hot days this is exactly what I was looking for!

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

1 package ravioli
1 tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic
1 cup chicken broth
Onion powder
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
10 frozen artichoke hearts, diced small
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, additional for serving

1- In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add the garlic, stirring until fragrant. Meanwhile, in a seperate pot cook the ravioli according to packaging directions.
2- Add the chicken broth to the garlic and bring the heat up to high, allowing it to come to a boil. Season with salt/pepper/onion powder.
3- Add the chopped tomato and artichoke hearts, stirring regularly.
4- Once the ravioli are done, add the parmesan cheese and stir well.
5- Toss the ravioli and sauce together, serve with additional cheese if desired.


  1. Sounds good! I definitely agree with not wanting to stand in front of a hot oven. I can't imagine being in a classroom with no air!

  2. Ew, teaching with no air conditioning sounds like the pits! I live in Texas and, last year, the air conditioning went out at my campus in May. It was over 90 degrees outside and we all thought we were going to die. Most of the teachers taught class out in the hallway so that the kids could sit on the cold tile. Yuck!

    Your ravioli looks tasty too :).

  3. Bahahahaha!!! Teaching with no air conditioning!!! Tell me about it!!! When the weather starts to get warmer, and the pre-pubecent grade 6's start to smell, I'm so glad I have Kindergarten!!! It's torturous walking down their hallway. This sounds like the perfect recipe to end a hot day in the classroom. It will be summer holidays soon!