Cooking with PastaPrima: Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Vegetables & Blue Cheese

A few weeks ago I received a package from PastaPrima with several varieties of ravioli and was asked to come up with a fun recipe that would not be your typical ravioli with sauce dish.

I was up for the challenge! Who knows, maybe I'll even win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of must-have kitchen tools?

One can dream, right?

About PastaPrima:

"Pasta Prima is both American owned and family owned. Over 25 years ago, a husband and wife team began handcrafting ravioli in California. Known as "one of Club's best" and "spinach kids eat," our frozen Spinach and Mozzarella Ravioli was our first product. Ready in ten minutes, our creative Spinach and Mozzarella Ravioli fans serve Pasta Prima fried when entertaining. In the summertime, they enjoy Pasta Prima grilled or served cold in pasta salad. Pasta Prima is made in America. "

"Pasta Prima begins with the highest quality, 100% Natural ingredients. From fresh cut vegetables to aged-imported cheeses, we source from local producers and the world's best. Pasta Prima's gourmet fillings are preservative-free with nothing artificial. Gone organic? Our Organic Ravioli is gentle on your body and the environment. If you are avoiding wheat, we replace it with 100% Natural corn and rice flour in our Gluten Free Ravioli. "

I decided to use the Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli and combine it with Summer fresh vegetables and blue cheese. Note that the packaged ravioli came with Parmesan & Herb mix, but I left it out.

Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Vegetables & Blue Cheese

8 ounce package of PastaPrima Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups snow peas, ends trimmed, cut in half on diagonal
1 yellow pepper, sliced thinly on diagonal
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
6 basil leaves, chopped
1/4-1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

1. Cook ravioli according to the directions on the package.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and saute for a few minutes.
3. Add snow peas and saute for 2 more minutes. Do the same with yellow pepper.
4. Add cherry tomatoes and drained ravioli. Let everything warm through for a few minutes.
5. Turn off the heat, add the blue cheese and basil. Let the blue cheese melt into hot vegetables and ravioli.
6. Serve immediately.

How incredibly simple is this dish? Of course you can use any pasta/ravioli you have on hand. Feel free to add zucchini, green onions and or mushrooms. If you think blue cheese is too strong, go with mozzarella.

What's your favorite way of cooking/eating pasta that is not your typical pasta + sauce?

PS see the little fork in the first photo? I found it in a 2nd hand store with Jenna for $2! And I also found a cute little spoon there for another $2. What a bargain ;)


mary said...

Yum. I could eat some of that right now.

Sarah said...

I love simple and delicious! I will have to try their pastas soon.

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

I love jazzing up store bought pastas like that. Makes for such a quick delicious meal. Your dish looks so yummy, I love snow peas!

Megan said...

So simple and so delicious! I love loading up pasta with tons of veggies and cheese like this.

The Duo Dishes said...

Browned butter with lots of garlic, flakey salt and tons of fresh parsley. It's always good. Your version works though!

Reem said...

Looks delicious, I should try this one. Good luck with the grand prize dear, I'm sure you"ll win keep your fingers cross :-)

Bonnie said...

This was so good, and it came together in about 10 minutes. Tastes like MUCH more effort. My (fussy) husband really liked it. The best part was that Pasta Prima ravioli were on sale buy one/get one free this week! I went back to the store and picked up four more packages. Thanks for the recipe!