Creamy Asiago Ravioli has become my favorite dish to serve at dinnertime. It’s really easy to make, it’s an incredibly delicious recipe, and best of all it’s a total crowd favorite. Even the pickiest of eaters loves it and they rave about it which is the best thing I can get at dinner time.
While I made this recipe using ravioli since it really packs it with an extra layer of flavor (keep in mind that the ravioli are filled) you can cook it with any other pasta you have on hand. Actually, I have made this with spaghetti, penne, and even elbow pasta because the real magic of this dish is the sauce.
The creamy Asiago sauce…it’s ‘oh my gosh’ good, something to die for! Seriously, it’s so delicious that I want to eat it with a spoon (kind of gross I know). To be completely honest with you I also use this sauce to top baked chicken and to make casseroles. Because when you have a foolproof recipe that’s as delicious as this one, you basically try to sneak it in anywhere and everywhere.
Back to the Creamy Asiago Ravioli! It also uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, like butter, bacon, and garlic. Add a bit of salt and pepper, a bit of basil, thyme, and real asiago cheese and you’ve got yourself the easiest, most delicious Italian sauce recipe!
My only advice would be to undercook the pasta. Let it finish the cooking process in the sauce. This is something really easy that doesn’t take any extra time at all but the pasta will have time to soak up a lot of the sauce flavors. The end result will be that much more delicious than if you wait and simply put the sauce on top at the end.
Creamy Asiago Ravioli
Ingredients for Creamy Asiago Ravioli:
- 10 oz cheese ravioli
- 1 Cup asiago cheese
- 1 Cup milk
- ½ Cup butter
- ½ Cup cornstarch
- 1 Tsp garlic powder
- ½ Tsp thyme
- 3 Bacon strips, cut
- 2 Tbsps basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Directions for Making Creamy Asiago Ravioli:
- Boil water with salt in a pot over medium-high heat
- Add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes less than instructed on the packaging
- While waiting, set a pan over medium heat and cook the bacon until crispy. Set aside
- In a pot over medium heat, mix the butter, cornstarch, milk, salt, pepper, and thyme
- Add the Asiago cheese and garlic powder
- Stir until it thickens.
- Drain the pasta and transfer to the pot with the sauce
- Mix well and let it simmer for 2 minutes
- Place the pasta in dishes and top with the bacon and basil
- Serve and enjoy