Simple Balsamic Ravioli

We got to see my son’s senior pictures. Senior pictures. It seems impossible. I swear I am no more than 28-29 years old. Just don’t ask me to stand up quickly or every joint in my body will creak and pop. I am going to savor every moment of this year and not be sad. This is a great thing for all of us.

But, for now dinners are still simple and as always I want to pack the most flavor into a dish I can. One of our go-tos is a balsamic vinegar reduction. It pairs perfectly wih the ravioli to make it a bit different and seem like a really elegant meal when it is super simple!

Verdict: Trust me on the toasted walnuts. It sounds weird and my family kind of gave me the side-eye as I served it to them but it was so good! Add a few leaves of torn basil and some halved grape tomatoes to the top of this dish and it almost looks like a restaurant meal.

I served this with a green side salad to complete the meal.

Simple Balsamic Ravioli

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (32 oz) package store-bought ravioli
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • toppings: grape tomatoes, basil, extra shredded Parmesan as desired


  1. Toast walnuts with butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until browned and fragrant, 6-8 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  2. Boil ravioli according to package directions.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and honey to a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a light simmer and reduce heat to allow to simmer until reduced by about half. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat once reduced.
  4. Serve hot ravioli with a drizzle of balsamic/honey reduction and topped with walnuts, cheese, tomato, and basil as desired.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Simple Balsamic Ravioli

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  2. Yess. Sounds yummy. 😋🍂


  3. Carol anne says:

    Awww! this dinner sounds delicious! I shall try it! 👌😍Bet your son looks so cute! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it!


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