This Butternut Squash Ravioli is a fresh and delicious fall dish that you are going to love. Made with fresh herbs, Parmesan, and brown butter, the herbaceous and nutty, cheesy flavors of this pasta are absolutely mouthwatering.
To try other tasty ravioli recipes, check out our popular lobster ravioli and cheese ravioli.
Butternut Squash Ravioli is the perfect dish for fall! Its festive flavors and satisfying texture make it a great comfort food on cold evenings and one of our family favorites.
- TASTE: The nutty brown butter and Parmesan add delicious flavor to this ravioli. The sweet butternut squash filling is enhanced by the fresh thyme and sage.
- TEXTURE: Tender, al dente ravioli covered in a rich, buttery sauce makes this dish irresistible.
- TIME: This ravioli is so quick! It takes just 15 minutes to make.
- EASE: This recipe is nice and easy. With pre-made ravioli, it’s simple to throw this meal together at a moment’s notice.
What You’ll Need
- Butternut squash ravioli: Pre-made ravioli instead from scratch ravioli saves a bunch of time with this dish. You can find it in the refrigerated or frozen section of your grocery store.
- Fresh herbs: Fresh sage and thyme impart an amazing amount of flavor, as well as being aromatics that enrich the scent of this delicious ravioli dish. These two go great with butternut squash.
- Brown butter: When butter is cooked, the milk solids brown, giving it a rich, nutty flavor. This is the perfect complement to our butternut squash ravioli.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Add vegetables: Add spinach, butternut squash, mushrooms, or kale to this ravioli dish.
- Make it sweeter: Enhance the natural sweetness of the butternut squash with maple syrup or brown sugar.
- Add lemon: Boost the flavor with some citrusy notes from fresh lemon juice and zest.
- Substitute other ravioli: You can try this recipe with cheese ravioli, lobster ravioli, or any type you like in place of the butternut squash.
How to Make Butternut Squash Ravioli
- Cook the ravioli. Add salt to a pot of boiling water over high heat, and then add the butternut squash ravioli. Cook them until the ravioli start to float to the top of the pot.
- Drain them. Place the ravioli in a colander to drain the water out. Then put them back in the pot.
- Brown the butter. In a small saucepan over medium heat, place the unsalted butter. Carefully melt and brown it until it reaches a medium amber color.
- Add the fresh herbs. Add the sage leaves and chopped thyme to the butter, giving it a quick stir.
- Combine. Pour the butter mixture over the cooked ravioli and toss to combine. Serve the butternut squash ravioli hot with a garnish of grated Parmesan cheese.
Pro Tip: Don’t rinse the ravioli because this will remove starch that will help the butter sage sauce stick to the pasta.
- Don’t use dry herbs: Fresh herbs have a ton more flavor than dried herbs. Make sure you’re using fresh to get the full, rich flavor that this recipe promises.
- Avoid overcooking the ravioli: Because ravioli has a filling, it’s extra important to not overcook it. Overcooked ravioli can result in tears in the pasta and lost filling. Cook them al dente.
- Keep a close eye on the butter so it doesn’t burn: Brown butter is delicious, nutty, and intense. Burnt butter, not so much. Keep a close eye to make sure the butter browns only to a medium amber color.
Butternut squash ravioli has a versatile flavor that goes well with most proteins, so you can serve it with chicken, pork, beef, or turkey. We like it with these Air Fryer Pork Chops and Garlic Butter Steak Bites.
Yes, you can freeze ravioli in its sauce or dry in an airtight container for up to 3 months. The dry ravioli may get a bit mushy when it thaws though. Thaw overnight in the fridge or in the microwave.
This Butternut Squash Ravioli is a fabulous dish to serve with proteins or side dishes. It also tastes great with bread to sop up any extra buttery sauce.
- Meats: Serve this ravioli with Air Fryer Steak, Breaded Chicken Skewers, Air Fryer Pork Chops (VIDEO), or Garlic Butter Steak Bites.
- Seafood: Pair this Butternut Squash Ravioli with Pesto Salmon, Pan Fried Cod with Sautéed Vegetables, Cedar Plank Salmon, or Baked Shrimp.
- Sides: Serve this dish with Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, Sauteed Garlic Asparagus, Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli, or Zucchini Fritters.
- Bread: Enjoy this ravioli with some Rustic Bread, Sourdough Bread, Focaccia Bread, or Garlic Cheese Bread.
Make This Recipe in Advance
Make ahead: You can make the sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. When you are ready to cook the ravioli, just warm the brown butter sauce in a saucepan before combining.
Storing: To store leftovers of your Butternut Squash Ravioli, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for about 3-5 days. When you are ready to warm it up, place it in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes. If the fridge has made it a little dry, you can add a little butter to loosen it up.
Freeze: Freeze this ravioli once cooled in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before warming in the microwave or on the stovetop.
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