Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Sauce

Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Sauce is the perfect spring meatless meal. Surprisingly, it is prepared without any cream whatsoever. While cream is not bad as long as it is used sparingly, it is not needed in this delicious pasta recipe that your family and friends will truly love.

ravioli with asparagus and mushrooms

Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Sauce

Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Sauce

Serves 2, adjust the recipe accordingly.

  • 1  9 oz. pkg. of fresh mushroom ravioli or agnolotti
  • 2 Tbsp. butter plus 1 addition Tbsp.
  • 8 oz. mushrooms (I used shiitake and baby bella) stemmed, caps thickly sliced
  • 1 – 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, woody stems removed and remainder cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. flour (I use Wondra, a fine milled flour for sauces)
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 1 c. 2% milk
  • 1/8 tsp. truffle oil (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated Locatelli Romano or Parmesan cheese to taste

Add 2 Tbsp. butter to a sauté pan and melt over low heat until it starts to foam. Add the mushrooms in an even layer and cook until they start to turn golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook another minute then season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the asparagus and cook until tender crisp, 3 to 5 minutes, depending on size.

Remove a few of the mushrooms and the asparagus tips from the pan to be used as garnish and keep warm.

Add wine to the pan, stir to loosen any browned bits and bring to a boil then cook until the liquid almost evaporates. Add the additional tablespoon of butter and when melted sprinkle mushrooms with flour and cook about 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Slowly add milk, stirring until smooth then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick. Add the truffle oil, stir, then taste and adjust the seasonings, if necessary.

Cook the ravioli according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

Add the cooked ravioli to the sauce and toss gently. If the pasta seems dry, slowly add in the reserved pasta water until desired consistency is reached. Divide the ravioli between the plates, top each portion with the  reserved asparagus tips and mushrooms. To serve, offer a topping of freshly grated cheese at the table.

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You don’t have to sacrifice taste when trying to create healthy meals. Your family and friends will have no idea that this ravioli meal, with its meaty and delicious sautéed mushrooms and fresh asparagus in a wonderful rich and creamy sauce, that you serve them was made with 2% milk instead of cream. What’s more, the mushrooms in both the pasta and sauce, with their meaty texture and taste, are a great ingredient to use when you want to create a meatless meal.

On a personal note, I would like to take this moment on the first day of spring to spread the message to take care, stay safe, stay healthy and be mindful of others. We all need to pull together in these very uncertain and trying times, stick it out as best we can and above all, keep looking forward.

 

 

 

 

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30 Responses to Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Sauce

  1. That looks delicious!

  2. Love this – wonderful flavors in a light creamy sauce! The browned mushrooms look so good.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    That looks delicious – I can almost taste it, having just eaten rabbit with mushrooms and crème fraîche for lunch!

  4. What a great recipe. So many good ingredients combining into a healthy dish. I will definitely make this in the near future.

  5. Fantastic, taste explosion meal Karen.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  6. Ron says:

    My kind of dish Karen. A recipe that can give one comfort during these strange days we’ve arrived at.

  7. Ingrid says:

    This looks/sounds absolutely delicious!

  8. kitchenriffs says:

    Golly! This looks terrific. Perfect springtime fare. Thanks!

  9. Darlene says:

    My kind of food. Looks so good. Take care and stay safe and healthy.

  10. I love ravioli and that looks delicious. Thanks for sharing Karen!

  11. So wish we had seen your recipe a little earlier today. Asparagus is in season and just used it in another recipe but it would have been fabulous in a creamy ravioli.

  12. You do tempt the taste buds every single time. 🙂 Looks delicious.

  13. This looks really delicious and not at all difficult. Plus, I think I have most everything except the asparagus! When I get out of the Great Confinement, I’ll put this on the list.

  14. ladyfi says:

    That looks amazing!

  15. Sounds divine, my favorite kind of dinner!
    Jenna

  16. Your pic is killer Karen – I almost wanted to lick my screen. We like mushrooms and asparagus together so I know we would love this.

  17. chef mimi says:

    This sounds wonderful! I assumed you pureed some asparagus for the sauce, which would be good too!

  18. Cathy says:

    Mmm, I am looking forward to asparagus season Karen! All the best to you too. Look after yourself!

  19. I love how creamy you made the roux sauce! It looks like a pure cream sauce 😀

  20. A wonderful pasta dish. The mushrooms look so tasty and the glistening asparagus. Great photo!😋 And I’m sure it tastes even greater.👍💓

  21. Helen says:

    Looks exceptionally mouth-watering, Karen 😊

  22. Roz says:

    Oh my gosh, this ravioli dish is pure heaven! So comforting too! Definitely saving this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing and I do hope that you stay safe and healthy, Karen!
    xo,
    Roz

  23. Yummy Karen.
    Thanks for sharing. This is truly a time to cook in and try new recipes.
    Cheers,
    Carolyn

  24. eliotthecat says:

    Really sounds delicious. I’ve been using just white wine, a bit of butter and pasta liquid to thicken up sauces. It’s a good alternative to cream, too. Stay safe and healthy!

  25. I Wilkerson says:

    This is like a combo of sophistication and comfort food. Perfect for the times now. Stay well…

  26. I always love mushrooms and asparagus together! This looks like a lovely meal!

  27. That ravioli looks absolutely fantastic, and it’s so filled wih spring!

  28. Gloria says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!!!

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