When it comes to getting dinner on the table in a hurry, there is zero shame in taking a little help from the grocery store.
And one of my favorite guilty pleasures for a quick, delicious dinner? Store bought ravioli. Not only are the flavor options endless, it always tastes soooo good, and almost just as tasty as ravioli made from scratch.
And sure, while jarred sauces work well in a pinch, homemade ravioli sauces can not only be easy to prep, but so delicious you’ll forget you’re eating at home. Don’t believe me? Try one of these delicious sauces for ravioli and you’ll be converted for life.
To help you out in your brave ravioli mission, I’ve teamed up with some food blogger friends to assemble this list of drool-worthy ravioli sauce recipes. The toughest part will be choosing which one to try first!
The following ravioli sauce recipes are divided into sections based on meat, cheese or other filled ravioli but you choose the sauce that sounds best to you. When it comes to ravioli, you really can’t go wrong!
PS: Be sure to check out our post on what to serve with ravioli for more ideas.
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Sauces For Ravioli with Meat
Meat ravioli is sturdy enough to stand up to heftier sauces but a lighter sauce is perfect when you really want the flavor of the meat to shine through. Here are some delicious options for meat ravioli sauces:
1. Fresh Tomato Sauce
Turn vine ripened tomatoes into a fresh and flavorful sauce that tastes great when serves with meat filled ravioli. It’s a celebration of summer.
Click here to get the recipe from Love and Good Stuff.
2. Classic Basil Pesto
This recipe for Basil Pesto is a classic and authentic recipe using pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
Click here to get the recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
3. Garlic Cream Sauce
Creamy garlic sauce with only 6-ingredients! This sauce will become your go-to for quick and easy meals.
Click here to get the recipe from Little Broken.
4. White Wine Butter Sauce
This recipe for ravioli with white wine butter sauce shows how fresh ravioli is perfect with a delicate sauce and some tender asparagus tips. Elegant and easy!
Click here to get the recipe from Framed Cooks.
5. Chunky Vegetable Pasta Sauce for Ravioli
This garden vegetable spaghetti sauce recipe is something I like to make a big batch of every couple of months. It is loaded with bright tomatoes and plenty of vegetables and is the perfect complement to meat filled ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Raspberries and Kohlrabi.
6. Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce
Made with simple, fresh, and healthy pantry essentials like garlic, dried red chili flakes, and tomatoes, this beautiful red sauce is magic.
Click here to get the recipe from The Forked Spoon.
Ravioli Sauce Recipes for Cheese Ravioli
Even just thinking about cheese ravioli makes me drool! I love the delicate flavor and how it opens itself to being topped in so many ways. These cheese ravioli sauces are all so yummy – I’m sure you’ll find one to finish off your dinner in style.
7. Carrot Greens Pesto
Carrot greens are edible and taste like a cross between carrots and parsley. Eliminate waste in your kitchen by turning carrot greens into a tasty pesto sauce for ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Emily Fabulous.
8. Easy Spanish Romesco Sauce
Romesco sauce is possibly the most famous of all the Spanish sauces. A classic Catalonian sauce, its rich, smoky flavor brings a touch of Spanish magic to everything it touches.
Click here to get the recipe from Daily Dish.
Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce
9. Homemade Meat Sauce
This easy recipe for homemade meat sauce for pasta can be made with fresh ingredients and it adds a ton of delicious flavor to storebought ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Marathons & Motivation.
10. Creamy Spinach Sauce
This creamy spinach pasta sauce recipe uses fresh spinach, coconut milk, and a handful of fresh basil. Blended with loads of garlic and seasonings, it is an easy homemade pasta sauce that goes great with Cheese Ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Turning Back the Clock.
11. Sundried Tomato Pesto
This Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto is sweet, tangy, and a tad smoky. You could eat it with a spoon or, if you want to go the respectable route and serve it with ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from NeighborFood Blog.
12. Roasted Beet Pumpkin Seed Pesto
This delicious Roasted Beet Pumpkin Seed Pesto is a delicious alternative to a classic basil pesto and is made with roasted beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Click here to get the recipe from Salty Canary.
Sauces for Ravioli Recipes with Flavored Fillings
Lastly: let’s tackle some tasty flavored ravioli! With fillings like mushroom, lobster, pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli is no longer just a kids meal. And if you ask me, ravioli with flavored fillings deserve bold sauces that take them to the next level. Here are some ideas.
13. Marsala Sauce with Mushrooms and Peas
Ready in minutes, this Simple Ravioli Marsala with Mushrooms and Peas dinner is date-night perfect.
Click here to get the recipe from Erica’s Recipe.
14. Parmesan Cream Sauce
Enjoy earthy mushroom ravioli topped with a luscious parmesan cream sauce for a divine marriage of flavor and textures.
Click here to get the recipe from Inside the Rustic Kitchen.
15. Sicilian Tomato Pesto
Also called Pesto alla Trapanese, this lesser known sauce is tomato based with almonds and naturally sweet versus the basil pesto that we know so well.
Click here to get the recipe from Culinary Ginger.
16. Lemon Pepper Sauce
There’s nothing quite as vibrant, summery and flavorful as lemon pepper sauce to top creamy, tender pillows of ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Julie Blanner.
17. White Cream Asparagus Sauce
Spinach Ravioli with White Cream Asparagus Sauce is a wonderful pasta dish made with ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese, fresh asparagus, pancetta, and cream and it’s ready in minutes!
Click here to get the recipe from 2 Sisters Recipes.
18. Sage Browned Butter Sauce
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce are an incredibly fast and easy way to do something special for yourself. It’s an elegant restaurant-quality meal, without the huge bill at the end.
Click here to get the recipe from Budget Bytes.
19. Vegetable Pasta Sauce
This healthy vegetable sauce is loaded with SEVEN different veggies (including a legume for extra protein) and blended into a creamy hidden veggie tomato pasta sauce. It is so delicious and creamy that I guarantee you even your kids will lick the bowl.
Click here to get the recipe from My Pure Plants.
20. Creamy Oregano Sauce
Creamy, herby, garlicky and with a lot of brightness from lemon zest, this delicious oregano sauce instantly transforms grilled chicken, fish or ravioli into a gourmet meal.
Click here to get the recipe from The Spice Train.
21. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
This Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce tastes indulgent and decadent, it is actually quite healthy! The pumpkin is clearly the star of this recipe.
Click here to get the recipe from Cooking with Fudge.
22. Champagne Beurre Blanc Sauce
This simple butter and wine sauce is so easy to make and pairs perfectly with lobster ravioli or any ravioli where you really want the flavor of the filling to shine through.
Click here to get the recipe from Parsley Thyme & Limoncello.
23. Lemon Butter Cream Sauce
Light, yet incredibly flavorful, lemon butter cream sauce with limoncello is the perfect sauce for mushroom or lobster ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from Delicious Table.
Creamy Ravioli Sauce Recipes
There is nothing more classic than a flavorful cream sauce. Cream sauces go well with all flavors of ravioli and help to make the meal feel and taste a little different than other pasta dishes.
24. Asiago Alfredo Sauce
So many people are intimidated by Alfredo sauce, but in reality this 4 ingredient Asiago Alfredo sauce is one of the easiest pasta sauces to make. It’s smooth and creamy and goes great with ravioli.
Click here to get the recipe from The Parent Spot.
25. Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce with Cashews
A wonderfully creamy, rich tomato sauce made with cashews is perfect paired with ravioli and fresh basil for a light but deeply satisfying meal.
Click here to get the recipe from By the Forkful.
26. Creamy Walnut Parmesan Sauce
Creamy Walnut Parmesan Sauce pairs perfectly with cheese ravioli, but is also great over your favorite pasta or even over spaghetti squash or cauliflower.
Click here to get the recipe from The Venturists.
27. Creamy Pesto Sauce
You’ll also love the flavor combination between the creamy pesto, the lemon zest served over your favorite ravioli. It’s so delicious, easy, and comforting!
Click here to get the recipe from Entertaining with Beth.
28. Creamy Zucchini Sauce
This Creamy Zucchini Sauce is bursting with flavor! Made with paprika-roasted zucchinis, sour cream, garlic, and fresh herbs, it tastes great with pasta.
Click here to get the recipe from Cooktoria.
29. Butter & Garlic Cream Sauce
A 5 minute garlic and butter cream sauce that is a perfect topper for pasta, ravioli, shrimp, seafood or steak!
Click here to get the recipe from Happily Unprocessed.
30. Mushroom Cream Sauce
Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce is a creamy, savory, smooth, garlicky, comfort food treat of a meal. One bite and you’ll never want your ravioli any other way!
Click here to get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.
Did I miss any of your favorite ravioli sauce recipes?
Let me know in the comments!