30+ Easy Ravioli Sauces (The BEST Ravioli Sauce Recipes)

Wondering what the best sauces for ravioli are? There are so many great options! From pesto sauces, to creamy sauces, tomato sauces and more! Here are some of the BEST ravioli sauce recipes to try tonight! These simple sauce recipes are perfect for busy weeknights! Buon appetito!

Having ravioli for dinner tonight? Let’s sauce things up!

Whether you’re making homemade ravioli, of simply boiling some store-bought ravioli, these sauces will be the perfect complement to your dish.

Plus, these recipes are quick, easy and made with simple ingredients! Meaning you can skip the store-bought sauce and whip up one of these pasta sauces instead.

Simply pick one of your favorite ravioli sauces from the list below, add a couple side dishes for ravioli, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

PS – Don’t forget about the best wine with pasta options too.

Looking for a quick answer? Here’s my favorite ravioli pairings:

🕛 How to Cook Ravioli

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the ravioli and cook until they begin to float (meaning they are done). It should take about 3-4 minutes for fresh ravioli. Frozen ravioli may take a couple minutes longer. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon or drain in a colander.
  • Toss with one of the amazing sauces below!

ℹ️ Ravioli FAQs

Do you boil ravioli before adding sauce?

Yes, you should cook fresh ravioli in salted, boiling water, for 3-4 minutes, or according to the package instructions. You’ll know when the ravioli are ready when they float to the top. Then, drain the ravioli and toss them with your favorite sauce.

How do you get sauce to stick to ravioli?

Drain your cooked ravioli well, then add them to the warm sauce. Let the ravioli sit in the sauce for a couple minutes to allow them to absorb the flavors and soak in the sauce a bit.

What type of sauce goes with ravioli?

There are so many delicious sauces for ravioli. Pesto, creamy sauces, brown butter sauces, tomato sauce, pink sauce, and more!

What do you serve ravioli with?

Garlic bread, arugula salad, caesar salad, sauteed spinach, asparagus. Or check out these 30+ best side dishes for ravioli.

🥣 The BEST Sauces for Ravioli

Note: Many of these sauces are photographed with pasta. But they’re equally as delicious served with ravioli!

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This creamy lobster ravioli sauce takes less than 30 minutes to make and will bring any packaged or homemade lobster ravioli to life with its fresh flavor and creamy rich texture.
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This summery recipe combines the flavors of grilled Mexican street corn, elote, into sweet corn ravioli in a chili butter sauce.
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Sage Brown Butter Sauce is delicious with Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Ravioli!
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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Hazelnut Honey Butter. If there was ever a quintessential fall pasta dish, it’s this butternut squash ravioli.
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Upgrade that store-bought ravioli to something you’d get at a restaurant with this rich and creamy tomato sauce with spinach and parmesan.
An easy 15 minute, one-pan recipe.
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Lemon Butter Cheese Ravioli with Garlic Basil Breadcrumbs and delicious Italian flavors. When you’re in need of an easy 30-minute dinner, make this ravioli!
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Super Easy Ravioli Piccata! Instead of sautéeing individual pieces of chicken, just add your favorite stuffed ravioli to this homemade piccata sauce and have it all on the table in less than 30 minutes! 
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In just 20 minutes you can make this easy ravioli recipe that has a homemade white wine cream sauce. It’s perfect for a weeknight treat or even for a date night meal!
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Ravioli in Creamy Bacon Sauce - Serving Dumplings
Ravioli in creamy bacon sauce. A quick, flavorful ravioli cream sauce made with bacon, Parmesan and garlic. Ready in 20 minutes!
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Rosemary Butter Mushroom and Cheese Ravioli…perfect for cold nights when you’re craving something cozy, but need quick + easy too!
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Arugula pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Arugula Pesto has peppery kick from the arugula and is flavored with parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and pine nuts. It's delicious with cheese filled ravioli!
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This easy ravioli sauce is so easy to make with refrigerated or frozen ravioli. It has a thick and flavorful cream sauce with a hint of tomato flavor, simple seasonings, and fresh or canned diced
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Spruce up a packet of store bought ravioli with this dreamy, creamy garlic sauce!
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Delicious Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce. Store-bought sauce and a few no-peel, no chop vegetables makes this a dinner in a snap!
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One Pan Mushroom Ravioli in a Marsala Cream Sauce. It takes only 30 minutes, and it is extremely flavorful. It’s perfect for a quick, throw together, last minute meal.
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This simple pasta bake has no fancy ingredients. It’s an amazingly simple weeknight recipe that’s loaded with pasta, marinara sauce, tender ground beef, and tons of cheese!
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
This ravioli in pink sauce is a quick and easy …
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Sun dried pesto tossed with pasta and served in grey bowl with burrata cheese.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (Pesto Rosso) is delicious tossed with ravioli, pasta or gnocchi. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients in 5 minutes! 
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Sage Butter Pumpkin Cheese Ravioli…perfect for those fall nights when you’re craving something cozy, but want something quick and easy too!
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Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo
A super easy and decadent dinner, this Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo will definitely have you weak in the knees.
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Vodka Sauce is deliciously creamy and kicked up with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
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Creamy Tuscan Ravioli. Store-bought ravioli tossed in a garlicky sun-dried tomato cream sauce topped with baby spinach, basil, and parmesan cheese. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
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KALE PESTO TOSSED WITH PASTA AND SERVED IN DARK GREY BOWL WITH FORK.
This Kale Pesto is totally vegan, easy, and delicious! Made with fresh greens, walnuts, and Italian seasonings, you’ll want to add it to all of your favorite meals.
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This Brown Butter Brussels Sprout and Bacon Ravioli is simple, can be made in 30 minutes, and is layered with delicious fall flavors.
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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce – loaded with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. This vegetarian sauce recipe will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes! 
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Diavolo Sauce is an easy and spicy marinara sauce made with flavor-forward ingredients, like tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and red pepper flakes.
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Give this pumpkin alfredo sauce a try with cheese ravioli.
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Bowl of tortellini in broth with spoon.
Serve your ravioli "en Brodo" (in boiled chicken stock). This is an incredibly simple yet super satisfying appetizer made by simmering cheese-filled tortellini (or ravioli) in rich chicken broth. The recipe puts a semi-homemade spin on a traditional Italian soup.
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Cream sauce for lobster ravioli with lemon and garlic has balanced flavor and seasoning to let the delicate flavor of your store-bought ravioli filling shine.
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Spaghetti topped with marinara sauce in grey bowl with fork.
Easy 30 Minute Marinara Sauce offers rich and sweet flavors that can be enjoyed on plenty of dishes. Using basic ingredients & only 1 pot. This is the BEST red sauce for ravioli.
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Overhead close up of bowl of pasta tossed with broccoli pesto.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a healthy-ish way to indulge in a big bowl of ravioli. This homemade broccoli pesto with fresh basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and lemon is rich, creamy and delicious. Top it with some extra parmesan and walnuts for a delicious nutty flavor & crunch.
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🕕 How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these easy ravioli sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ EASY Ravioli Sauce Recipes

Wondering what the best sauces for ravioli are? There are so many great options! This creamy lobster ravioli sauce takes less than 30 minutes to make and will bring any packaged or homemade lobster ravioli to life with its fresh flavor and creamy rich texture.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce package lobster ravioli
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or dry vermouth)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (plus ½ teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives (minced)
  • Salt + Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked lobster (chopped, optional )

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the ravioli.
  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallot and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well to combine. Cook until the tomato paste starts to get fragrant and begins to brown, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the wine and stir to combine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the heavy cream, bring to a simmer, and reduce by about a half. This should take around 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce is simmering, prepare the ravioli according to the package instructions.
  • To the sauce, add the lemon juice and zest, chives and season with salt and pepper. Add the lobster meat, if using.
  • Add the ravioli to the sauce and toss gently, to combine.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Try swapping the chives for tarragon or other favorite herb.
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Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1736IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg

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