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Ravioli with Minted Pea Sauce

Active Time: 25 minutes • Total Time: 25 minutes • Serves: 4


1 package (20 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
1 small lemon
2 cups Schnucks frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth or water
3 tablespoons Schnucks extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus additional sprigs for garnish (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs in oil, drained and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup drained and chopped roasted red peppers
6 slices Schnucks fully cooked bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup Schnucks finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling over high heat. Add ravioli and cook as label directs; drain.

2. Meanwhile, from lemon, squeeze 1-1/2 tablespoons juice into blender. Add peas, broth, oil, mint, salt and pepper and puree until smooth. Transfer pea mixture to 1- to 2-quart saucepan. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers and cook over medium heat until sauce simmers, stirring occasionally. Place bacon in small microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave oven on high 1 minute or until crisp.

3. To serve, spoon sauce over ravioli; sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.


Each serving: about 538 calories, 23 g total fat (8 g saturated),
61 mg cholesterol, 973 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate,
7 g fiber, 24 g protein