Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli

Potatoes or rice?

When planning a menu and looking for a side dish, potatoes or rice are usually the first things that come to mind.

I love rice and have shared several different rice recipes with you…

Rice Pilaf

Lime Cilantro Rice

Green Chile Rice

Many of you know that I am not a big potato eater, despite being married to an Idaho Boy!  But I do have a few potato recipes I’ll eat…

Patrice’s Potatoes

Mariner’s Garlic Fries

Today I’m going to share another option to rice or potatoes.  It is actually a recipe I have shared before -it is one of the very first recipes I shared on my blog.  I did not include a picture with the recipe so figured I’d share it again with a picture this time!

This is definitely a Wilkes Family Favorite.  In fact, we usually have to count out the ravioli and divide them evenly so that no one gets more than their share!  Each time Cali has come home from college and I’ve asked her what she wants to eat the first thing she says is “Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli!”

I buy the chicken and cheese ravioli from Costco.  It is a quick and easy dish to prepare.  Be sure and brown the butter but don’t burn it!

Do you have a favorite side dish??

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Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli
  • 1 12-16 oz. package of fresh or frozen ravioli (I prefer chicken and cheese)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 handfuls grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for ravioli.
  2. Salt water and drop ravioli in water.
  3. Cook 8 minutes or until ravioli expand, float to top of water and are al dente.
  4. Melt butter into large frying pan and brown.
  5. Add cooked ravioli to browned butter and turn and cook until browned.
  6. Add balsamic vinegar and stir until coated.
  7. Sprinkle cheese over the top, salt and pepper to taste.
  8. (I forgot to add the cheese for the photo!)
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Barbara Edwards says

    Leigh Anne, this is day #3 that my kids and I have been stuck at home (hubby is out of town, go figure) with the snow and ice and we are running out of interesting things to eat. I have a box of frozen ravioli in the freezer that no one liked the first time I made them, and these look so yummy I’m sure everyone will like these. And I have everything!!!! THANK YOU!

  2. Emily says

    These have also been added to our favorites file and are made often at our house. I have also given the recipe out to all the guests I have made them for. Truly a wonderful side dish and has also been known to be the main dish, and so easy!!

  3. Jessica6903 says

    Yum! I love Costco’s Chicken Raviolis. I’ve been making them with PW’s Vodka Cream recipe, but I might have to try this one too! I love quick easy recipes :)

  4. Tammy says

    Mmm! I made them tonight along with your (Rachael Ray’s) Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin! We loved both! Thanks so much for sharing!

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