Thursday, February 17, 2011

Raviola with Arugula, Tomatoes and Pancetta

I saw Giada making this recipe on her show the other day and it looked so yummy and easy I just had to try it.

1 pound cheese ravioli (Just use a fresh, store-bought like Buitoni)
6 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained (I like to use the no salt added variety)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
3 cups arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, divided
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the ravioli and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until tender. Drain.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add the pancetta and cook stirring frequently, until crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Add the tomatoes, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook for 2 minutes until tender. Add the arugula and 1/4 cup basil and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds. Stir in the butter and melt. Add the ravioli and cooked pancetta and toss until coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the ravioli to a large serving bowl. Garnish with the remaining basil and serve.


  1. I make this often at our house. As Italians, we are huge Giada recipe fans! This one is so delicious and super easy to make! Hope you enjoyed it :)

  2. Courtney O'NeilFebruary 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    We made this tonight and it was excellent! Fast and easy. We added garlic and white wine and it was a great touch. Thanks!