Dinner, Pasta, Seafood

Stuffed Rigatoni and Sauce with Shrimp

I saw this recipe in my email one day from The Pioneer Women’s website and thought that it would be a great family dinner.  We always have a bag of shrimp in the freezer and a bag of ravioli so this was a perfect fit to utilize these staples.   The recipe called for a ricotta and spinach ravioli.  I substituted a spinach stuffed rigatoni that we had, had Eric pick up a 28 oz can of tomato sauce and heavy cream.

The end result had great flavor and came together quickly. There  was plenty of sauce left over to possibly use it on another pasta dish.  Serving this with a salad made the perfect dinner. 


Kosher salt

18 to 20 ounces packaged spinach and ricotta ravioli

3 tablespoons butter 

2 tablespoons olive oil

 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp 

3 cloves garlic, pressed 

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 

2/3 cup white wine 

Two 14.5-ounce cans tomato sauce

 1 cup heavy cream 

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish

8 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat half of the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the shrimp and cook on both sides until just starting to turn opaque, 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining butter and olive oil. Add the garlic and onions, stir to combine and cook until the onions have softened slightly, about 3 minutes.

Deglaze with the wine, scraping the bottom of the skillet, and simmer until reduced by half, about 45 seconds. Add the tomato sauce, cream and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
Chop the shrimp into bite-size chunks and stir back into the skillet. Add the parsley and basil and stir. Add the ravioli to the sauce and top with more parsley and basil.

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