Easy Weeknight Dinner: Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas

simple ravioli bacon pasta dish

I was going to make regular old frozen ravioli with jarred pasta sauce for a quick dinner last Wednesday, but there was no sauce to be found in the cupboard.

When I stumbled upon the package of bacon buried in the freezer, I knew I had to do something with it — must eat the bacon…

And, yes… I know I just posted a cream cheese alfredo with bacon and pea dish a couple of weeks ago — but this ravioli bacon and pea pasta dish is completely different! It’s a five ingredient pasta dish that is super simple to whip up on a busy weeknight. The dish would also be elegant served alongside a fresh green salad and breadsticks for a Sunday family style dinner. 

And of course, the bacon is the star of the show.

cheese Ravioli bacon and peas

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Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas
 
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This five ingredient pasta dish includes frozen ravioli bacon peas and is super simple to whip up on a busy weeknight.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb good quality Frozen Ravioli
  • ½ lb Bacon
  • 1¾ c frozen Peas
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Fresh Romano Cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until browned and slightly crisp. Place on paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  2. Pour grease into a heat safe container and reserve.
  3. Cook Ravioli according to package directions, don’t overcook or the dish will be soggy.
  4. To pan you cooked bacon in, add 2 Tbs reserved grease and saute garlic, over med-low heat, until translucent.
  5. Add frozen peas to garlic and saute until heated thoroughly. Add up to 2 more Tbs of bacon grease to keep from sticking. Be sure to scrape up any bits of bacon.
  6. When ravioli is cooked through, remove from water with slotted spoon and add to skillet with peas. Gently stir the mixture together, can add up to ¼ cup of pasta water or a few more tablespoons of the reserved bacon grease depending on taste.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve topped with a teaspoon of fresh grated romano cheese.
Notes
- I used cheese ravioli but this would also be delicious with chicken, spinach or mushroom ravioli. Or even tortellini!

 

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    shelly peterson says:

    This recipe looks pretty good. Would never have come up with something like this on my own. Will have to try it. My family of course loves bacon

  2. 2

    How easy is that? My boys would totally gobble that up, too!

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  4. 4

    An innovative way to use the bacon.

    Good tip too on not overcooking. Ravioli is delicious when it’s perfectly cooked, and just awful if it’s overcooked and soggy.

    My crew would like your recipe. :)

  5. 5

    So simple and bacon yep I bet it is fantastic!!! Love how easy this is.
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  6. 6

    This looks great! You know I love anything with BACON.
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  7. 7

    This looks great. I love a new twist to a family favorite. The only thing is I don’t know that they kids will eat the peas. I’ll give it a shot though. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. 8

    Looks delicious, and I have some bacon in the freezer, too! I’m sure my son would like this too.

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    Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks good!I bet my fiance’ would like it

  10. 10

    I make something similar with Peirogis, but am avoiding them at the moment… drool.
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