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Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts

This Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts recipe is an easy weeknight dinner idea that you can toss together with ravioli, apples, walnuts, chicken, garlic, and parsley!

I’m always looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas that are quick to make, kid approved, as well as appealing to my husband and I. This Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts recipe checks all of the boxes!

Gold fork and white plate with ravioli with apples and walnuts

Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts

I originally saw a version of this recipe years ago in a magazine, and I thought the flavors sounded a bit different together. However, I always like to try new things. It is really delicious!  It has turned into a family favorite.

Closeup of a white plate featuring apples, ravioli, parmesan cheese, and parsley.

I have made some changes over the years. I added garlic in with the walnuts, so the two sauté together for a stronger flavor. The original recipe didn’t call for chicken, but it makes the dish a bit more hearty. I also decided on the addition of toasting the ravioli, which I thought was the perfect finishing touch!

Grating parmesan cheese over a plate of ravioli with apples and walnuts

I usually use pre-made four cheese ravioli from the deli of my grocery store. However, I think that it would be fun to experiment with different types (ravioli with chicken in them, for example) or even making your own! We were given a ravioli maker for our wedding, but I still haven’t tested it out. Since I eat primarily paleo these days, it would be fun to experiment with different flours and fillings.

Ravioli on a white plate with gold fork and apples

If you try this recipe, with either the original ingredients or something different, please let me know what you think in the comments!

Raviolis with Apples and Walnuts

Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts

This Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts recipe is an easy weeknight dinner idea that you can toss together with ravioli, apples, walnuts, chicken, garlic, and parsley!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh cheese ravioli
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 apple
  • 2 cups raw chicken, cubed (optional)
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • dash salt and coarse pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan grated

Instructions

  • Cook the ravioli according to the package directions. Drain. Coat with butter to prevent sticking. Set aside. 
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet (or wok) over medium heat. Add the walnuts and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes. 
    Optional: Add cubed chicken pieces, stir fry about 5 minutes to cook thoroughly. 
  • Add half the ravioli and stir gently until well coated. Add the remaining ravioli and repeat. Flip the ravioli gently as needed to prevent them from sticking. Cook ravioli until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the apple, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the grated parmesan and fresh parsley to serve.


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