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Walnut Room Butternut Squash Ravioli

Walnut Room Butternut Squash Ravioli

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

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  • 2 8 - 9 - ounces refrigerated butternut squash or four cheese ravioli
  • 1 medium leek
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained well and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage chiffonade*
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese (1 oz.)
  • 12 fresh sage leaves, fried** (optional)


  1. Cook pasta in boiling, lightly salted boiling water according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot pan; cover and keep warm.
  2. Remove green portions from leek. Halve leek lengthwise. Wash thoroughly; pat dry with paper towels. Trim root from base of leek; cut into 1/2-inch half moon slices (you should have 1/2 cup).
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add leek and garlic. Cook and stir until leek is tender. Add whipping cream, broth, parsley, cranberries, roasted red peppers, sage chiffonade, black pepper, and salt. Add pasta; toss gently to coat. Cook until heated through; stir occasionally. Do not let the mixture boil.
  4. To serve, place on four dinner plates or in pasta bowls. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and top with Gorgonzola cheese. Garnish each with 3 fried sage leaves, if you like. Makes 4 servings.


  • * To make sage chiffonade, stack fresh sage leaves. Starting at a long edge, roll the leaves up. With a sharp knife, slice the roll into thin strips.


  • ** To fry sage leaves, fill a heavy pan with about 1 inch of vegetable oil. Once oil reaches 350 degrees F, place the sage leaves in the oil and fry until it stops bubbling, about 25 to 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

(Walnut Room Butternut Squash Ravioli)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 11, Folate (µg) 32, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, Niacin (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 117, sat. fat (g) 17, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 242, cal. (kcal) 612, vit. A (IU) 3013, calcium (mg) 252, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 10, sodium (mg) 853, iron (mg) 4, Fat, total (g) 37, pro. (g) 20, vit. C (mg) 38, carb. (g) 55, Thiamin (mg) 0

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