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Ravioli with Shrimp Tomato Sauce

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Belqui
    Oct 28, 2019

    I had agnolotti in my freezer and wanted to find a recipe I could use it with. I found this recipe, I adapted it a bit and it turned out wonderfully delicious! I substituted the stewed tomatoes with crushed tomatoes. I took uncooked shrimp, chopped it and sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Set it aside in a bowl and added it to the sauce at the end. Why did I chop them? So you get tiny bits of shrimp with every bite. I am so glad I did that because I love the way it became part of the sauce. I didn't have chives so I substituted with chopped basil. I will absolutely continue to make this recipe because I loved it!

  • celestetbrown
    May 30, 2012

    My family loves this dish.

  • annmariemaywiggins
    Dec 13, 2011

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  • Renate Jubinville
    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

  • justmbeth
    Apr 3, 2011

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

  • mojomath
    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).

  • gperez9976
    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.

  • kent1943
    Aug 8, 2010

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  • touringhands
    Jan 29, 2010

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  • sherri6332000
    Oct 31, 2009

    Just reviewed this dish and forgot to mention that it is a 5 star dish. I can't get the stars to move forward. Sorry!