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Ravioli in Lemon Parmesan Butter

April 15, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Lemon parmesan butter ravioli with garlic sautéed asparagus. This ravioli tastes unbeatably delicious, is super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes. Cheese ravioli bathed in a parmesan butter sauce that’s brightened up with lemon juice and packed with tender-crispy asparagus is a winning combo. Perfect for a dinner party or busy weeknights when you’re looking for something fast and fancy. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • 1.1 pounds ravioli
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon each: salt, black pepper, dried thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 7 ounces small green asparagus
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for serving
  • freshly ground black pepper, for serving
  • lemon zest, for serving
  1. Get the prep done before you start cooking: grate the garlic, snap off the woody end of asparagus. Cut the larger ones in half lengthwise. Squeeze out the lemon juice. Bring a large pot filled with salted water to a boil.
  2. Heat a large skillet over low. Add butter and stir until melted. Add garlic and sweat for about 1 minute. Stir in salt, pepper and thyme. Add lemon juice and stir for 30 seconds. Add asparagus, place in a single layer and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, add ravioli to the pot with boiling water and cook, for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving ½ cup cooking water.
  4. Add ¼ cup cooking water to asparagus, cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and stir in parmesan. Add ravioli, toss to combine.
  5. Finish off with freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Serve!

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