It uses one of Buitoni's fresh raviolis with an easy, easy, easy sauce made from scratch. You'll have dinner on the table in 20-30 minutes and you'll be accepting accoloades and opening up a bottle of wine because a meal this good deserves it.
This receipe was passed along by a family friend over a glass of wine. One of those situations where you don't get real instructions, instead just a retelling of the recipe as a story. When I (a) remembered it following said glass of wine and (b) cooked something that turned out to be delicious, I was shocked. This was back in the days when I ate bagel bites for dinner on a weekly basis. It was a big deal.
It can be hard to find the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, so I usually buy two and freeze one. The recipe below is for one container but it easily doubles if you're serving a crowd and making two batches. I served mine with oven roasted asparagus that I drizzled with a balsamic glaze and a salad.
PS: Sorry, these pictures do NOTHING for the raviolis, I promise it is more appetizing than it looks.
Mushroom Ravioli with Basil Shallot and Cream Sauce
Package of Butoni Wild Mushroom Agnolotti (also called ravioli for us peasant folk)
2 or 3 leaves of fresh basil, roughly chopped
Few tsps of olive oil
1 cup or less of heavy whipping cream - add more or less depending on what you prefer
¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper
Set a large pot of water to boil for the ravioli. Cut shallots into ribbons and roughly chop basil.
Heat a few teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add shallots. After two minutes, add basil and let basil and shallots cook until shallots are softened (about 5 minutes).
Once shallots are softened, add raviolis to the water and then right after, add your heavy cream and your Parmesan cheese to the shallots/basil and stir well.
Once the cheese melts, reduce the heat on the cream mixture so it’s medium-low and stir occasionally while your raviolis cook (4-6 mins). Taste your sauce, add more cream or cheese to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
Drain raviolis and place in serving dish, cover with sauce and stir to mix.