Ravioli in Tomato-Cream Sauce

Add something cheesy to your family's Italian cuisine night! Serve sausage cooked in tomato and cream sauce over pasta - a dish that's ready in 25 minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

12
ounces frozen cheese-filled ravioli
1
pound bulk Italian sausage
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
1/4
cup tomato paste
1/2
teaspoon crushed fennel seed
1/4
cup half-and-half

  • 1 Cook and drain ravioli as directed on package.
  • 2 While ravioli is cooking, cook sausage, onion and bell pepper in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 3 Stir broth, tomato paste and fennel seed into sausage mixture. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is desired consistency. Serve sauce over ravioli.

Expert Tips

Here's a great way to keep leftover tomato paste: divide it among small containers and freeze for later use. Ice-cube trays are perfect for freezing 1 to 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. When ready to use, thaw slightly and add to sauces, casseroles and soups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
1860mg
1860%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.