Sage & Browned Butter Ravioli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
After enjoying a similar dish in Italy, we came home and planted sage in our garden to be sure we could recreate the brown butter sage sauce. This quick and easy dinner always brings back fond memories of our trip. —Rhonda Hamilton, Portsmouth, Ohio
Sage & Browned Butter Ravioli Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli or 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated mushroom agnolotti
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook ravioli according to package directions. In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in sage and salt; remove from heat.
  2. Drain ravioli, reserving 2 tablespoons pasta water. Add ravioli, pasta water and lemon juice to butter mixture; gently toss to coat. Serve with cheese.

Sage & Browned Butter Ravioli Tips

What does brown butter sauce taste like?

Brown butter sauce has a nutty, sweet and caramel-like flavor.

Can you brown butter too much?

Yes. If your butter becomes too dark and starts to separate, it will take on a bitter, burnt flavor. Learn how to properly brown butter.

What else is brown butter sauce used for?

Brown butter sauce can be used to enhance any dish that calls for butter. It works wonderfully with pasta, steaks and even cookies! Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 621 calories, 34g fat (21g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 1103mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.