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Easy Four Cheese Ravioli (15-Minute Meal)

If you need a quick and delicious meal idea, this Easy Four Cheese Ravioli is perfect. You can have this flavorful and filling meal ready in just 15 minutes.

For more great ravioli recipes, try our lobster ravioli and chicken and cheese ravioli.

Recipe Details

When it comes to pasta, this Four Cheese Ravioli with homemade sauce is the best. It has so much flavor and is so easy to make that it’s become a family favorite. And pairing pre-made ravioli with a simple, yet scrumptious, cream sauce allows us to prepare a wonderful Italian dish in just 15 minutes. You’re going to love this recipe!

  • TASTE: This cheese ravioli recipe is full of cheesy flavor and covered by a rich, buttery, creamy sauce that’s utterly delectable.
  • TEXTURE: This sauce is thick and creamy. The ravioli has been cooked al dente with a creamy center that’s melted and delicious.
  • TIME: It only takes 15 minutes to make.
  • EASE: This dish is quick and super easy. This is the perfect busy weeknight meal.

What You’ll Need

Ingredient Notes

  • Cheese ravioli- Pre-made ravioli is easy and convenient, making this recipe a quick one for busy nights.
  • Heavy cream- This adds rich flavor and a creamier texture to the dish.
  • Cream cheese- Full-fat cream cheese will yield the most creamy sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese- This adds a nutty, salty, cheesy flavor that will taste delicious in your sauce.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Lighten it up- If you want to make a lighter version of this cream sauce, use Half & Half in place of the heavy cream, or substitute a lower-fat version of the cream cheese.
  • Add veggies- With four cheese ravioli and a delicious cream sauce, vegetables would be a great addition. Try broccoli, asparagus, spinach, or cherry tomatoes in this dish.
  • Make it meaty- If you’re missing the meat, then try some sausage, chicken breast, or ground beef in the sauce.
  • Bake it- Layer this ravioli and sauce in a baking dish with mozzarella cheese and bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a different take on this recipe.

How to Make Four Cheese Ravioli

  • Saute the garlic and butter. In a medium saucepan, saute the butter and minced garlic over medium heat.
  • Add the cream cheese. Stir for about 30 seconds before adding the cream cheese. Allow it to melt.
  • Add the heavy cream. Once the cream cheese has melted, add in the heavy cream and let the sauce come to a simmer. Then remove it from the heat.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients. To the ravioli sauce, add the grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. You can add more salt if you prefer.
  • Prepare the ravioli. Boil a pot of salted water and cook the four cheese ravioli according to the package directions. Then drain them and add them to the cream sauce. Stir and serve with fresh basil.

Pro Tip: Cook the ravioli al dente so they don’t fall apart when they are mixed with the sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • Use full-fat ingredients- For the ultimate rich sauce, use full-fat cream cheese and heavy cream to give this dish all the creaminess it deserves.
  • Melt the cream cheese fully- You don’t want a mouthful of cream cheese, so make sure this ingredient has fully melted before moving on.
  • Use fresh garlic- This has the best flavor and will really level up this amazing Four Cheese Ravioli.
  • Reheat with a little extra cream- Cream sauces often become broken while in a cold refrigerator and this will re-incorporate the sauce as it heats.

Serving Suggestions

This Four Cheese Ravioli is versatile and easy to pair with other dishes. You can enjoy it alongside vegetables, meats, seafood, and breads.

  • Breads: Sop up all that delicious sauce with some Garlic Cheese Bread, Copycat Pizza Hut Breadsticks, Super Soft Brioche Dinner Rolls, or Focaccia Bread.
  • Meats: Serve it alongside a Cast Iron Ribeye Steak, Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast, Smoked Pork Chops, or Garlic Butter Steak Bites.
  • Seafood: Enjoy this Four Cheese Ravioli with a Panko Crusted Salmon, Pan Fried Cod with Sautéed Vegetables, Baked Shrimp, or Cedar Plank Salmon.
  • Vegetables: Pair this ravioli dish with some Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sauteed Garlic Asparagus, Air Fryer Green Beans, or Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Make ahead: You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat it on the stovetop and stir well before adding the cooked ravioli.

Storing: Store this Four Cheese Ravioli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat the leftovers, place the pasta in a pan with some extra cream and warm it on the stovetop until everything is well incorporated. You can also use a microwave, stirring occasionally.

Freeze: Unfortunately, cream-based sauces do not do well in the freezer. But since the ravioli is pre-made, you can quickly put together the sauce and make the dish fresh in about 15 minutes.

More Tasty Italian Dishes!

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Crispy Fried Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

FAQs

What is four cheese ravioli made of? Four cheese ravioli is a type of pasta. The ravioli cheese filling contains a blend of provolone cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and Romano cheese. It can be topped with marinara sauce, olive oil and garlic, a creamy white sauce (as in this recipe), or your favorite pasta sauce.

Is it worth making ravioli from scratch? When it comes to homemade cheese ravioli vs. pre-made ravioli, it’s not really worth the trouble of making your own. While homemade four cheese ravioli would taste great, the time and effort to make it doesn’t really measure up to the convenience of buying it pre-made. And honestly, the pre-made ravioli on the market is really quite good.

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