Ravioli al Pomodoro
This Ravioli al Pomodoro recipe is an easy Italian one skillet meal made with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and absolutely packed with flavor!
I am sharing a meal today that is so easy, yet tastes like it came straight out of a restaurant in Italy. I feel that I can safely say this since I’ve vacationed in Italy a couple of times and Italian food is my absolute favorite cuisine! You may think I have to say that since I am Italian, but I truly mean it. There has never been a day in my life where pasta didn’t sound good to me. This Ravioli al Pomodoro is definitely a new favorite! Anything topped with fresh, melted mozzarella and I’m all in.
I have had some crazy food aversions during this pregnancy and they seem to get stronger as the weeks go by, but Italian food is one thing that has never failed me. Even if I have to eat plain pasta with butter and garlic, I know it will be there to save me from my “nothing in the world sounds good to me right now” moments that I have all too often!
I used my favorite brand of tomatoes in this Ravioli al Pomodoro – Tuttorosso tomatoes. Their products never let me down so I was really excited to try their brand new product – San Marzano Style tomatoes. I don’t do a lot of cooking with San Marzano tomatoes, not nearly as much as I should. I’ve found they are the best-tasting tomatoes when making a red sauce in order to achieve maximum flavor. The flavor and texture of these tomatoes did not disappoint and I’m so happy to have a new kind of Tuttorosso tomatoes to cook with from now on.
In case you aren’t familiar with them, San Marzano tomatoes are a variety of plum tomatoes. If you compare it to the familiar Roma tomato that you probably cook with often, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh of these tomatoes is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic. They really have so much flavor that there is not much that even needs to be done to them. There is your tomato lesson for the day!
Tuttorosso is family-owned and prides itself on the quality of their tomatoes which I have come to really appreciate over the years. My dad always used their products and nobody took more pride in their cooking than he did. I carried on the tradition in using Tuttorosso! After all, they’re the best-selling Italian inspired canned tomato brand in the U.S. for a reason. With Tuttorosso’s non BPA lined cans, you don’t get that metallic tin flavor that can be a huge turn off. The new San Marzano Style tomatoes are no different. They are preserved using their Steam Sealed Flavor-Loc system. It’s the closest you can get to picking a tomato straight from the garden.
This Ravioli al Pomodoro is very filling and hearty without the sauce being overly heavy. Traditionally, Pomodoro is a light tomato pasta dish packed with fresh basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It’s so easy to make and so delicious! Make this soon and see how happy even your pickiest eaters will be.
You can check out all of the recipes I have created using Tuttorosso tomato products here:
- One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
- Queso Fundido
- Crock Pot Italian Meatballs
- 5 Minute Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa
- Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
- BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado
- Greek Chicken Soft Tacos
- Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs Casserole
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon for drizzling on top
- 2 stems fresh oregano
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
- 1 28-ounce can Tuttorosso San Marzano Style Peeled Pear Tomatoes with Basil & Sea Salt*
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 16-ounce package ravioli
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into smaller pieces
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Add your olive oil to a large skillet or sauté pan and heat over medium heat.
- Lower the heat, and add the onion and garlic to the oil, being careful not to burn garlic.
- Cook until the onions are transparent, about 5-7 minutes.
- By hand, crush the San Marzano-Style tomatoes and add to the pan with the juice.
- Season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reduces and thickens.
- Stir in the heavy cream until incorporated and remove pan from heat.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the ravioli. Cook according to package directions.
- Drain water; place the ravioli into the cooked sauce.
- Top with the mozzarella pieces and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Drizzle the top with your 1 tbsp. of extra olive oil.
- Broil in oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tops become crispy.
- Garnish with fresh oregano and serve hot. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Thank you to Tuttorosso for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions remain 100% my own, as always. Thank you for allowing me to share the brands and products I use regularly and love.
Recipe source: heavily adapted from foodiecrush.com