Ravioli with Shrimp Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Ravioli with Shrimp Tomato Sauce Recipe

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I came up with this recipe after I sampled a similar dish when my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Now I make it at home often. When I'm not re-creating recipes, I'm busy quilting, crafting and keeping up with our four children and five grandkids.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) fresh or frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Place tomatoes in a blender, cover and process until pureed; add to onion mixture. Stir in the brown sugar, bay leaf, clove, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ravioli according to package directions. Remove and discard bay leaf and clove from the sauce. Reduce heat; gradually stir in cream. Add shrimp; heat through. Drain ravioli; top with the sauce, cheese and chives. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Ravioli with Shrimp Tomato Sauce in Country Woman May/June 2001, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"My family loves this dish."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Gave this recipe to several friends. It is now a regular. PS: Add 1/4 vodka to the onions and flour for pasta a la vodka twist. very good adult fare"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"This recipe was good...a nice alternative to ravioli with plain sauce."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This was amazing - great flavor!! I used my own homegrown tomatoes and made an italian sauce with them, other than that left the recipe as is. Will definitely make again. My husband couldn't stop raving about the taste. Oh and since I am on low carb diet I served it over fresh spinach and diced yellow peppers that I had steamed (rather than the pasta)."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Excellent! My family love it, even my 7 yr old who is picky about everything. She asked for extra sauce on the side to dip her bread."

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