Ravioli with Crushed Tomato Sauce


The only ravioli my mom ever bought when we were growing up was Pastosa. They are so delicious. We used to eat them frozen out of the box! I can get them at The Boys near me, but if I don’t feel like taking a ride there, I can pick up Mimi’s Ravioli at Western Beef. They are almost as delicious as Pastosa.

This valentine’s day I decided to make a dish to show my family how much I love them.  That meant quick and comforting so I can spend my time with them. Nothing says that better than ravioli with a red crushed tomato sauce.

This sauce is easier than driving through a fast food window! Next time you need a quick meal, whip this up and you will be happy as can be…


  • 2 pounds of Ravioli(Pastosa, Mimi’s or similar)
  • 2-28 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • EVOO


  1. In a large saute pan heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes and garlic.
  3. Once garlic is golden, add both cans of crushed tomatoes(When I pour the tomatoes in the pan there is usually some leftover tomatoes in the can.  Fill both cans half way with water and swish it around to get all the leftover tomatoes and add that to the pan as well)  
  4. Lower heat to low so it doesn’t splatter.
  5. Add 2 pinched of salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  6. Stir and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  7. That is it!  Add nothing else.  Top your favorite pasta with this bright red sauce for a simple meal that will keep everyone feeling loved.


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No Valentine’s dinner would be complete without these perfect stemless wine glasses.

I love my square white plates that I have, but these dinner size ones are perfect for a bright dinner like this.  I love how a white plate always makes the food look that much better…


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