Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce is a great way to jazz up store-bought, packaged fresh ravioli.  Watch the video showing you how to make this Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter, and then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the complete recipe so you can make it at home.

Plate of Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce

This Ravioli with Brown Butter is such a fabulous, super-quick option for a weeknight dinner.  And it’s especially good to make in the summer when tomatoes are ripe and sweet and perfect.

My son has always dubbed ravioli as his favorite dinner choice ever.  It figures that he chooses something that is usually purchased already made either frozen or fresh.  That makes dinner easy for me, but I generally like to jazz things like that up a bit.

This recipe drizzles brown butter and basil with lightly sauteed tomatoes over freshly cooked ravioli.  It couldn’t be simpler or more delicious.  And this recipe happens to be one of the recipes in my cookbook!

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Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce

The butter is melted and simmered until it begins to brown.  Have you ever tasted brown butter?  It turns into a nutty and sweet, addicting sort of sauce.  When you add fresh cherry tomatoes to the pan, they wilt rather quickly and begin to burst.  That’s when you take the sauce off the heat and add it to the ravioli.  It’s SO GOOD.

This is one of those recipes that is good to make when you just want to pick up a few ingredients and you don’t want to have to put a lot of effort into dinner.  My family loves this Ravioli with Brown Butter!

If you’re looking for a few more dinner recipes that call for just a few ingredients, you might also enjoy my Parmesan Crusted Chicken and this Slow Cooker Taco ChickenHow to Cook the Best Ribs in the Oven, Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork are super easy dinner choices too.

Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce

Here's a great way to jazz up cheese ravioli!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta, ravioli
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 434 kcal


  • 2 9-ounce packages fresh ravioli
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) salted butter
  • 2 cups cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the ravioli according to package directions.

  2. While the ravioli is cooking, prepare the sauce.  In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.  Reduce the heat to low, add the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes begin to soften and burst and the butter turns brown, about 7 minutes.  Stir in the basil.  Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.

  3. Serve the brown butter- tomato sauce over the freshly cooked ravioli.  Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter and Fresh Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 763mg 32%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert wrote:

    Wonderful easy dinner recipe Lori – love that browned butter too – and I’m with your son, ravioli is always a great idea! Happy weekend 🙂