/ /

Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli and Herbed Crumb

Sharing is caring!

Cheesy ravioli with broccoli, sautéed with herbs and lemon topped with a crispy herbed crumb.

This is a simple ravioli recipe but such a delicious one. Homemade or store-bought cheese ravioli is the base and it’s topped with tender sautéed broccoli, pine nuts, and herbed breadcrumbs.

This makes a healthy and easy meal. Fresh broccoli is high in protein and fiber and vitamin c. It also contains a multitude of other vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, vitamins A, B, E, and K as well as calcium, selenium, and magnesium. 

ravioli in a white bowl with broccoli

Sauteed broccoli with butter

The humble broccoli has been lifted in this dish with lemon notes and a buttery thyme sauce. A large broccoli head can be sliced into small broccoli florets, or use broccolini and skip the cutting altogether.

Fry the broccoli in olive oil until tender and lightly caramelized. Then add in pine nuts, lemon juice, butter, and fresh thyme. The butter browns and becomes this amazing brown butter sauce. It is nutty and flavorful and will coat the cooked ravioli at the end. 

broccoli in a frying pan

The Herbed Breadcrumbs

Simple breadcrumbs become one of the main stars in this dish with fresh herbs, lemon zest, and garlic. They’re blitzed together to create a textured crumb that’s gently baked until crunchy and fragrant.

This adds the perfect texture contrast to the soft ravioli.

The fresh herbs used in the crumb can be changed to suit your tastes. If you can, use a variety of fresh herbs such as thyme, sage, parsley, cilantro, and basil. A wider variety adds more flavor. 

herbed bread crumbs on a tray with a silver spoon

The Ravioli

Any cheese-filled ravioli will work here which is why this is a perfect recipe for easy dinners. Use a bag of ravioli from the bought or homemade. Sometimes simple meals are the best, and using a store-bought variety brings the total time required in this dish right down. Cook the ravioli according to the package instructions, then drain and add it to the broccoli pan and toss it all together. 

Ingredients

The full ingredient amounts and nutrition information are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. You will need –

  • Broccoli
  • Cheese ravioli
  • Butter
  • Pine nuts
  • Bread crumbs
  • Fresh herbs like thyme, sage, basil, cilantro, and parsley.
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. In a small food processor, combine the ingredients for the fresh herb crumb. Pulse it together a few times until it creates a coarse crumb.
  3. Spread the crumb onto an oven tray and bake for 5-7 minutes until lightly crisped and fragrant.
  4. While the crumb is baking, slice the broccoli into small florets and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  5. Add two tablespoons of the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat then add the broccoli and sautee it in the oil for approximately 3 minutes until just tender.
  6. Add in the pine nuts, fresh thyme, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and butter, and cook it over medium heat until the butter has melted and lightly browned.
  7. Once the water has boiled, add in a pinch of salt and the ravioli and cook until al dente. Drain the ravioli in a colander or with a slotted spoon and add the drained ravioli to the broccoli pan. Toss it together to coat it in the butter over low heat.
  8. Serve the ravioli and broccoli topped with a few spoonfuls of bread crumbs and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
ravioli in a white bowl with broccoli with a silver fork

Serving and Storing

Serve the ravioli with broccoli topped with herbed breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and an extra drizzle of good-quality olive oil.

Leftover ravioli can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to three months in a freezer bag or sealed container.

More healthy recipes

Try this spicy broccoli noodle soup, creamy potato soup or this carrot and kale salad.

Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli and Herbed Crumb

Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli and Herbed Crumb

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Cheesy ravioli with broccoli, sautéed with herbs and lemon topped with a crispy herbed crumb.

Ingredients

Herbed Crumb

  • 1/2 cup coarse bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs (thyme, sage, basil, cilantro, parsley...)
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Ravioli

  • 1lb/450g cheese ravioli (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium broccoli
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. In a small food processor, combine the ingredients for the fresh herb crumb. Pulse it together a few times until it creates a coarse crumb.
  3. Spread the crumb onto an oven tray and bake for 5-7 minutes until lightly crisped and fragrant.
  4. While the crumb is baking, slice the broccoli into small florets and bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  5. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to a frypan over medium heat. Add in the broccoli and sautee it in the oil for approximately 3 minutes until just tender. Add in the pine nuts, fresh thyme, lemon juice, salt and pepper and butter and cook it over low-medium heat until the butter has melted and lightly browned.
  6. Once the water has boiled, add in a pinch of salt and the ravioli and cook until al dente. Drain and add the drained ravioli to the broccoli pan. Toss it together to coat it in the butter.
  7. Serve the ravioli and broccoli topped with a few spoonfuls of bread crumbs and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts