Ravioli in Creamy Bacon Sauce

March 18, 2022
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Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Ravioli in creamy bacon sauce. A fuss-free, quick meal that tastes like dream. A flavorful cream sauce made with crispy bacon, Parmesan and a hint of garlic. It’s super delicious, especially when served with your favorite ravioli. Added bonus? It comes together in only 20 minutes! —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • 1.1 pounds fresh ravioli
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces thick cut salted bacon, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: sweet paprika, grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: black pepper, dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for serving
  • freshly ground black pepper, for serving
  • salt, to taste
  1. Get all the prep done before you start cooking: mince the garlic, finely chop the shallot and dice or cut the bacon into small pieces. Bring a large pot filled with salted water to a boil.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium. Add bacon, cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove excess fat, if needed. Add garlic and shallot, cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in pepper, nutmeg, paprika and thyme. Deglaze with chicken broth, simmer for 2 minutes, while stirring and scraping the brown bits with a wooden spoon from the bottom of your skillet. Pour in cream and add grated Parmesan, stir until dissolved. Simmer over low, try not to boil it, about 5 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Adjust salt to your own taste.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, add ravioli to the pot with boiling water and cook, for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
  5. Add ravioli and chopped parsley to the sauce, stir gently to combine. If needed, add a splash of cooking water to thin out the sauce.
  6. Serve topped with red pepper flakes and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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