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Creamy Lemon Ravioli with Spinach & Peas

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Creamy Lemon Ravioli- cheese ravioli in a light lemon cream sauce with spinach, peas, and Parmesan cheese. This spring ravioli recipe may seem fancy but it only takes 20 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 423kcal


  • 16 oz cheese ravioli, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Optional Garnishes: crushed red pepper flakes, freshly chopped basil or chives, and extra Parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. You can drizzle a little olive oil over the ravioli and stir so it doesn’t stick together.
  • To make the sauce, melt the butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the flour and slowly pour in the broth. Whisk in the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens a bit.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted. Add the chopped spinach and frozen peas and cook for 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. The sauce should be thick enough at this point, if you want it thicker, you can cook for a few more minutes, stirring to help it thicken up.
  • Stir in the cooked ravioli and cook for 1 minute or until ravioli is heated through.
  • Plate the ravioli, spooning the sauce and peas over the top. Garnish with crushed red pepper, basil or chives, and extra Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1936IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 9mg