Ravioli with Sautéed Butternut Squash and Thyme

Ravioli with butternut squashFrozen ravioli makes a nice start to a fast dinner. We had gotten tired of ravioli a while back since all we did was add some spaghetti sauce. This recipe is a relatively fast and easy dish that adds flavor, veggies and something different to the routine.

We used beef ravioli, though with cheese ravioli this could be a vegetarian dish. To make the cooking go a bit faster at meal time, you can dice the squash ahead of time and store in the fridge until your ready to go.

Ravioli with Sautéed Butternut Squash and Thyme

MealsWeLike.com, adapted from Women's Day
Course Main dish
Servings 4


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash about 1 lb, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 package ravioli
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the butternut squash.
  • Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until the squash is soft and starting to brown (10-15 min).
  • Meanwhile boil the water for the ravioli and prepare according to package directions.
  • When the squash is ready, add the garlic and thyme and cook uncovered for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve the ravioli, topping with the squash and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.