Ravioli with Creamy Pesto and Tomato Sauce

{Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli paired with Creamy Pesto & Tomato Sauce}

Pasta is a weakness of mine. Okay, good food in general is a weakness of mine but especially pasta. I adore making it by hand but sometimes, sadly, I don’t have the time to make it by hand.

On those occasions I like to have a few packages of high quality, pre-made pastas in my freezer. They’re a lifesaver, okay maybe just a dinner saver, but you’ll certainly be glad they’re in there when you’re scrambling to get dinner on the table. 

{Creamy Ricotta Florentine Ravioli paired with Pesto Sauce}

Recently, I was able to sample Monterey Gourmet Foods™ pastas .

I sampled Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli, Creamy Ricotta Florentine Ravioli and the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Quite a variety of flavors.

I was thrilled to find out Monterey Gourmet Foods Pastas and Sauces are ALL Natural. The company follows 8 strict All Natural Principles so you can be assured you are offering the highest quality food for your family. That is incredibly important to me and, I’m sure, you too!

{Butternut Squash Ravioli paired with Sage Butter Sauce}

Using Monterey Gourmet Foods products you can easily and quickly prepare a meal that the whole family will love.  I made a super simple sauce that paired well with each individual pasta, which I whipped up while the pasta was cooking.

Hello? 10 minute dinner anyone?

Let’s get SAUCY!

  • Pesto Sauce: To drained, cooked pasta add a drizzle of olive oil and a dollop of pesto. Toss to coat.
  • Butter & Sage Sauce: Melt butter, add fresh sage leaves. Pour sauce over cooked, drained pasta.
  • Creamy Pesto & Tomato Sauce: recipe link below

Add a baguette and a salad and you’re all set! Happy family, Happy Mom (& Dad). And that’s a good thing!

EDITED TO ADD: Contest has ended. Thank you for your entries. Winner is #40  KELLY D.  and has been notified via email.

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Ravioli with Creamy Pesto and Tomato Sauce

What You Will Need:

  • 1 - 8 ounce package Monterey Gourmet Foods Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Monterey Gourmet Foods Basil w/Almonds & Pine Nuts Pesto
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes - quartered
  • salt/pepper

What To Do:

  1. Place a large sauce pan of salted water onto boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Into a small sauce pan add cream, and heat over medium-low heat. When warm add pesto. Mix to combine. Add tomatoes and simmer. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
  3. Pour sauce over ravioli and gently toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately.


  1. 152

    I’d love to try the rainbow cheese tortellini.


  2. 153
    Kerry /

    I would make baked spaghetti.

  3. 155
    Debra F /

    I think I would love the tortellini with their pesto sauce, so that would be the first thing I would make…honestly though, all of the products really look delicious!

  4. 156

    I think i would make some type of yummy salad to go with the pasta and add a mild cream sauce to go with it. I don’t really use recipes any more…
    Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  5. 157
    Tiffany Winner /

    their recipe for RAINBOW TORTELLONI PASTA SALAD sounds good, i’d try to make that

  6. 158
    Tabathia B /

    I would make fettuccine using the pasta sauce
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  7. 159
    Tabathia B /
  8. 160
    Gina M Maddox /

    I would love to make a pasta salad that would be delicious as the weather gets warmer. Thanks for the chance to win!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. 161
    Gina M Maddox /


    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. 162
    Deanna G. /

    I would make Fettuccine Alfredo w/their Creamy Alfredo sauce.

  11. 163
    Christina Tong /

    The Monterey Gourmet Foods Product sounds delicious and your recipes looked so yummy! I would love to make the Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli and Basil with Almonds & Pine Nuts Pesto Sauce. Can’t wait to try them!


  12. 164
    Christina Tong /

    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/205957242095276032


  13. 165

    I would make stuffed shells

  14. 166
    meredith /

    your pesto looks great!i would love to make the butter nut squash ravioli in an alfredo sauce!

  15. 168
    Betty C /

    The Three Pepper Tortelloni looks especially good. I’m not sure which sauce I would pair with it.

  16. 169
    Maria Cantu /

    I would make some lasagna.

  17. 170
    Jammie /

    I would make a pesto baked fish. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  18. 172

    Fire Roasted Mushroom & Four Cheese Ravioli lightly tossed in the Basil Pesto with Almonds & Pine Nuts would be wonderful I know!!

  19. 175
    Stephanie Stafford /

    I would try the tortellini with Pesto sauce!!

  20. 176
    Carmen /

    I’d love to try their Creamy Ricotta Florentine Ravioli with Butter & Sage Sauce

  21. 178
    ewhatley /

    I would make Shrimp & North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli with Alfredo sauce.

  22. 179

    I would grill chicken/pesto pizzas using Monterey Foods pesto. It truly is better than homemade!

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter and as always, for the enjoyment of another (always) beautiful post!


  23. 180
    Jessica F /

    I’d make spinach ricotta ravioli! Yum!

  24. 181
    Mari /

    I’d make white pizza using Monterrey pesto sauce instead of marinara.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  25. 183
    z853www /

    I’d make my own version of Chicken Piccata using their Artichoke Lemon Pesto, chicken, artichoke, and capers!


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