Skillet pesto Alfredo ravioli

Claire Gallam

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Can't get your kids to eat pesto because it's "green?" Disguise it in their favorite sauce, creamy Alfredo! This pesto Alfredo is filled with fresh herb flavor and is slathered over cheese-filled pesto!

Pesto alfredo ravioli

This meal can be made in less than 20 minutes and can be made with either fresh or frozen ravioli. The spicy and herby basil pesto paired with the rich, creamy Alfredo will make this dish perfect for those busy summer weeknights!

Pesto Alfredo ravioli

Serves about 6

Pesto alfredo ravioli

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound frozen cheese ravioli

For the pesto:

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

For the Alfredo:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ravioli and salt; boil until raviolis are soft and float to the top. Rinse and set aside.
  2. To make the pesto, place the basil, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a food processor. Gradually add the oil and pulse until smooth.
  3. To make the Alfredo, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Add cornstarch and reduce to a simmer (until sauce thickens up). Gradually whisk in pesto until fully combined and thick (sauce should coat the back of a wooden spoon).
  4. Mix the raviolis and pesto Alfredo together. Top with shredded Parmesan and crushed black pepper.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.