Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tomato Basil Sauce for Ravioli

Several days back I had bought these spinach ravioli’s from Sam’s and instead of just topping them with parmesan I thought tomato sauce would be good. I started looking online and found my inspiration here. I have tried it few times with variation and below recipe is the best of the lot. With Jalapeno’s kick it turns out really delicious.

Serves: 5 | Prep Time: 5 min. | Cooking Time: 15 min.


  • Tomatoes – 3 large (I mostly use green tomatoes if available)
  • Onion – Small (About ½ cup - Finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 4 Cloves (minced)
  • Canned Tomatoes with Jalapeno  – 1 can (I use Ro*tel brand Hot ones)
  • Butter - 2 tbsp.
  • Parmesan cheese – 4 tbsp.
  • Basil – 2 tsp. (I use dry flakes, but if you have fresh, YUMMY)
  • Oregano – ½ tsp.
  • Olive Oil – 1 tsp.
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper – ½ tsp. (Add if NOT using Jalapenos. I didn’t use any.)
  • Parmesan cheese - to garnish

Method of Preparation:
~ Clean and cut chunks of tomatoes. Place them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave high for 5 minutes.
~ Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add onions. Sauté them until translucent.
~ Add garlic, canned tomatoes and fry for another minute and take it out from heat.
~ Blend this onion with cooked tomatoes to make a smooth paste.
~ In the same pan that you sautéed onions, add butter and ground paste and bring it to boil.
~ Add basil, oregano and salt. Simmer for another 3 minutes.
~ Switch off the heat and add parmesan cheese and give it a nice stir.

To serve it   

~ Cook ravioli according to the instructions, in boiled water.
~ Drain the water, place them in serving dish and top it with sauce.
~ Alternatively, keep them separately, like I usually do, so you can choose how much sauce you want on the ravioli.

 Sending this to Anu's LGSS- Tomato event started by Vatsala, Kalyani's 100-day Global food festival


  1. i love ravioli but never tried at home, ur sauce looks so thick & yum!!!

  2. very delicious sauce n it goes wid anything..

  3. Bail sauce looks awesome ... perfect tangy sauce for ravioli ..:)

  4. wow i love basil flavoured recipe,this is so tempting n yum...

  5. This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

    Do visit my blog sometime..


  6. Droolworthy sauce.Thick and yumm.Luv it.

  7. flavourful and yummy sauce..

  8. what delicious look this!:)

  9. I am a big ravioli fan, and this sauce looks just perfect to top it with..


  10. Hi Sumee,An Inspirational Blog award is waiting for U at my space. Come and grab it Dear.

  11. this looks great...really hearty n it looks absolutely delicious..
    Tasty Appetite

  12. Its new to me but the pics and spices r tempting me...surely will give it try looks cheesy n yummy!!

  13. first time in your this is a wonderful basil sauce...goes perfect with ravioli....i loved ur malar fish curry recipe too...I too hav a space on diff fish viist when time permits :-)happy to follow u here

  14. That's an drooling sauce for ravioli....yummy....


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