November 02, 2009

5 Minute Dinner

I found this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens awhile ago. I tried it tonight because I had a tiny bit of Pesto left over that I wanted to use up. It was so simple and delicious. I sat the toddler down to play but it was ready so fast she didn't even get to play! This has a great simple pesto recipe if you don't have any on hand. I just used a little store bought pesto and it was great as well. Serve with a little salad or bread and you're set. Dinner in 5! Enjoy!

Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

9 oz pkg 4-cheese ravioli

12 oz. baby pattypan squash, halved, or yellow summer squash, halved and sliced 1/2 inch thick

3 ½ cups fresh baby spinach

½ cup torn fresh basil

¼ cup bottled Caesar Parmesan vinaigrette salad dressing

Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook ravioli according to package. Add the squash the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain. Meanwhile, for pesto, in blender container combine spinach, basil, salad dressing, and 2 tablespoons water. Cover and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down blender as needed. You can also use store bought pesto. Just use about 2 Tbsp. Toss ravioli mixture with pesto. Sprinkle with cheese.