I thought this was really good. I used part spinach and part Swiss chard and supplemented the pesto with some I had on hand from another CL recipe, adding a little extra salt and garlic. I made my own ravioli but once this was done the dish came together quickly, and the pine nuts added an extra dimension of flavor and texture. I served this with a small green salad with kalamata olives and blue cheese crumbles. I would certainly make this again.
Cheese Ravioli with Pesto
detailaddict Posted: 09/13/11
Karen64 Posted: 08/30/11
This was delicious and very easy to make - the only change I would make is I would double the receipt next time.
Trishia64 Posted: 09/21/11
Quick, easy, delicious! Forgot the pine nuts at the end but I'm sure they would have added a nice texture contrast.
starfroggie Posted: 11/13/11
This dish is incredible! I bought a bunch of regular fresh spinach and used about half of it for this recipe, I steamed the remainder and served it with dinner. My son had chosen mini-raviolis for this recipe. I forgot to add the tomatoes and cheese and it was still an awesome dish. Next time I won't leave those out! Flavor is awesome.
ESmith6 Posted: 02/22/12
We really enjoyed the flavors in this dish. The portion size was a little small, though...not usually a problem with CL recipes. Will make again with more pasta.
carolfitz Posted: 11/21/12
Super-easy and a different way to use less store-bought basil in the off-season (when we can no longer grow it we've often used half parsley, half basil as a stretch). Made to proportions with a few prep changes. Used regular spinach, stemmed & deveined, rather than baby. Added the pine nuts and grated parm to the mini-chop rather than using as toppings. Subbed cooking water for the broth. Assertive flavors, good with the cheese ravioli. This probably would make a good topper to broiled chicken, smeared on for the last 5min or so,
garden4fun Posted: 05/06/12
Delicious, simple dinner. Used walnuts instead of pine nuts (which I usually do), turned out great!
Tiffany0914 Posted: 12/16/12
We loved this meal and it was so easy to make. I just put everything in the blender and it turned out great! I didn't have enough spinach and it was still delicious! The sauce was also enough for 25 oz of ravioli!.
jenniferkatie Posted: 09/20/12
This was SOOO good! We ended up using spinach/arugula mix instead of straight spinach and also didn't even toast the pine nuts but threw them into the processor with everything else! SOOOO good! Hands down the best pesto sauce ever and my 10yr old son even was able to put it together himself :) He has been dying to cook this dish up all week :)
jaclyns616 Posted: 06/19/13
Splurge on the basil, the spinach is a great addition but dilutes the flavor. I used an additional clove garlic and went easy on the chicken broth. The water in the spinach compensates. Alos omitted pine nuts since nobody in my house will eat them. Great, quick meal.
JillyBurke Posted: 06/30/13
Yum. All good. Nice vegetarian option.