Monday, November 18, 2013

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Cheese Ravioli topped with butternut squash, fresh sage, chopped walnuts, browned butter, and Parmesan cheese.....simply delectable as a main dish or side dish......and just in time for Thanksgiving!

Happy Monday, everyone! Is your November flying by as quickly as mine is? I really can't believe it's already the 18th, and Thanksgiving is just 10 days away, and Christmas is just over a month from now. I am resisting the urge to feel stressed by it.....after all, this is the GOOD STUFF! If I'm going to stress myself out about some of the most special time I have with my family and friends, I'm going to miss out on it! least for now....I'm refusing to let it feel like too much.

Instead, I'm enjoying doing my Christmas shopping a little bit at a time....putting together one gift, then another, and slowly checking people off my list. And I'm really enjoying doing one of my favorite things of planning! Thinking about the menu is always one of the first things I do, and one of the things I get most excited about! (Go figure!) Since this year we're hosting a late Thanksgiving get together with my dad's family, my mind has been racing with ideas!

Since most of us will already have had our fill of turkey, and some of the group is vegetarian, we have to think outside the box a bit. In the past, we've made Thanksgiving pizzas, soups and salads, Thanksgiving lasagna, and sandwiches.....and, because I'm stubborn....I kinda don't want to do any of those again! I want to come up with something different than what we've done before, so I'm trying out ideas now!

Like this Butternut Squash Ravioli. It's amazingly rich (browned butter), filling (cheese ravioli), and delicious (butternut squash, sage, sea salt....)! It's a great option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike....and it's incredibly easy to make! Serve it with a salad, some delicious bread, some cranberry sauce, and whatever else says "Thanksgiving" to you....and you're all set! Now on to the Christmas menu....!

Butternut Squash Ravioli
1 (25 oz.) package cheese ravioli
4 Tbsp. butter
2 c. diced butternut squash 
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/8 c. dried rubbed sage
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Prepare ravioli according to package instructions.
2. Brown 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet; add butternut squash and saute until tender. 
3. Toss in walnuts, sage, and salt and stir to combine.
4. Serve butternut squash mixture over ravioli. Top with Parmesan cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, browned.


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  1. Cathy,

    Your Butternut Squash Ravioli look great! I definitely have to save this recipe. I will pin it.

    Diane Roark

  2. Mmmmmmmmm you said the magic words!!! Butternut squash ravioli is one of my all-time favorite fall dishes! Thanks for posting this recipe, I've just pinned it :)

    aka Bailey

  3. Yum! I love that this recipe includes sage, my favorite! Looks like the perfect post Thanksgiving dinner to have - maybe while we're tree trimming! I agree, I'm resisting my holiday frazzle urge but I can't believe it's 11-18! You're right though, THIS IS THE GOOD STUFF! So, I'm trying to relax and enjoy!

  4. I love how colorful this dish is Cathy and the sage just makes it all better! I too love menu planning! I usually start with dessert, but I'll work around this ravioli dish instead!

  5. Your pictures are beautiful and your butternut squash recipes look delicious. I am following your blog from
    Diane Roark

  6. This looks so delicious. I get hungry every time I look at your recipes. ☺

  7. Butternut Squash is one of my favorite foods- and so versatile! I love this recipe, and so glad you posted it. just popping over from the Whimsey Wednesday Link Party. Definitely pinning! I would love it if you would drop by my site at for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.


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