Main Dish Monday {Ravioli With Browned Butter and Thyme}

by Hope Sewell on February 13, 2012

in recipes

Well it’s that time again!!  Happy Monday!!

This week’s Main Dish is just a little different than normal.  In my house, it’s technically NOT a Main Dish because it lacks meat.  Are you or your husbands like that??  I can certainly go without meat but not my man.  😉

However, even though this dish doesn’t contain meat, it is still VERY filling.  This is one of my most favorite meals, especially with a salad on the side.  And it comes together in minutes…..literally!

Start with some fresh pasta.
This is what I use…
You can find fresh pasta in the dairy/cheese aisle at your favorite grocery store.  You could also use dried or frozen.  Just make sure it’s plain…meaning no sauce.

Cook it according to its package directions in salted water.

For 1 serving, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with one to two sprigs of fresh thyme in a small saute’ pan.  Let this melt and put the heat on medium.
You want to let the butter get brown. NOT BURNED.  This is the trickiest part because there is  a fine line between browned butter and burned butter.  It doesn’t take a long time and it’ll start to smell nice and nutty.
I could have let this batch go a little longer to get a bit more brown.  It should have a nice golden color.

The thyme infuses the butter and is simply delicious!!

Pour this yummy perfection over the cooked ravioli and top with Parmesan cheese.And it truly is incredibly delicious!!
This will be all that is left.Add your favorite salad or a light soup to round it out.


Print Recipe

Ravioli With Browned Butter And Thyme
for one

1/2 a 9 oz package of your favorite fresh ravioli
2 tablespoons butter
2 sprigs fresh thyme

Cook ravioli according to package directions in salted water.  While ravioli is boiling, melt and brown 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 sprigs of fresh thyme.  Once pasta is done, drain and place on your plate.  Top with browned butter sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Oshi February 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

yum! too bad we can’t send food via web! I’m italian and it will be awesome to send to you various kind of pasta and fresh pasta that we have in our supermarket! :):)
anyway, I love ravioli! If you find it at your place, try the RICOTTA AND SPINACH ones….absolutely amazing! here’s a pic from google:
(of course in english packaging :P)
and just eat it with oil and parmigiano cheese! :)

ok, I’m start to gettin’ hungry! ahahahah
(ps. tomorrow starts my first giveaway!) :)


Steph @ Crafting in the Rain February 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Mmm, that sounds really good!


Leslie February 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Yum Yum Yum! I love pasta, I think this would be delicious!


Jenn/Rook No. 17 February 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Mmmm…thyme is my most favorite fresh herb and I love the way you’ve combined it with the browned butter and ravioli!

Thank you for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is in full swing and I’d be honored if you’d come by and share more of your talent!

Warmest wishes,
Jenn/Rook No. 17


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