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Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss

Get creative using convenience items with a fresh take on ravioli. Try this lightened-up pasta toss for an al fresco dinner, or double it for a family picnic. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, cook ravioli according to package directions, adding beans during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • In a serving bowl, combine the ravioli mixture, tomatoes and pepper. Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 264 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Chrissy
    Mar 4, 2021

    Simple, tasty, and healthy. What more could you possibly ask for!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Nan
    Nov 23, 2018

    Great recipe Libby, thanks for sharing ! gdubmom , "delicious " would have been a great reply. There was no need to critique

  • gdubmom
    Aug 28, 2017

    Delicious! Made this for the family, even with two picky eaters, we had no leftovers.Gonna be a bit of a pedant, though, the pasta is the only part of this that's truly Mediterranean- tomatoes and green beans were first cultivated in the Americas, and Caesar dressing was created in Mexico. So I'll be calling this an American Pasta Toss.

  • heatherangel
    Aug 25, 2017

    You can use fresh green beans in this recipe. Put in the last 3 minutes as with frozen green beans.

  • tcondon64
    Aug 24, 2017

    Haven't tried it (yet) but can tell the combination of familiar and essential flavors will be perfect in this iteration.

  • triplemom2
    Jun 7, 2015

    We eat gluten free so we replaced the ravioli with gluten free noodles. My daughter also grabbed the frozen peas out of the freezer instead of the frozen green beans. So we substituted peas. Very delicious, easy to prepare & filling!

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  • kdog50
    Aug 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • delowenstein
    Aug 10, 2013

    I think the salad tasted good! delowenstein

  • delowenstein
    Aug 10, 2013

    I think the salad tasted good! delowenstein