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Ravioli in Sweet Potato Sauce

Ravioli in sweet potato sauce

Sweet potato sauce for pasta? Try it and see! Serve with colorful sautéed bell peppers and zucchini for a more colorful, veggie-packed meal. This is a nice company dish, so if you’d like more servings, simply double the recipe. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Serves: 3 to 4

Sweet potato sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk or lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to tate
  • Two 10- to 12- ounces tofu- or vegetable-filled ravioli
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnish
  • Dried hot red pepper flakes for garnish, optional

Vegetable garnish  (optional)

  • 1 or 2 medium bell peppers, any color, cut into strips
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or a small amount of water

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté over medium-low heat until golden. Add the diced sweet potato and just enough water to cover. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer gently until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the mixture from the saucepan, along with the nondairy or coconut milk and salt, to a food processor. Process until smoothly pureed. Transfer back to the saucepan, add a few grindings of pepper, and set aside, covered, off the heat.

Ravioli in sweet potato sauce recipe

Cook the ravioli in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente. Drain, then stir them into the sweet potato sauce. Heat gently and briefly, just until well heated through.

If you’d like to use the vegetable garnish, sauté the peppers and zucchini in olive oil or steam with just a little water until tender-crisp.

Transfer the ravioil to a serving container or serve straight from the pan. Garnishing each serving with some parsley and optional red pepper flakes. Serve the optional vegetable garnish atop or alongside the ravioli.

Ravioli in sweet potato sauce

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    Lori
    June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    What do you do with the rice milk?

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    Nava
    June 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Lori, I realized that the recipe was written rather confusingly. I’ve clarified and hope that helps.

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    Kim
    June 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Tasteless. I thought it was OK after I added more salt, more garlic, oregano and basil but my family wouldn’t touch it. What a waste of perfectly good ravioli.

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    Sam (the Quantum Vegan)
    January 9, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I love sweet potato sauces! Thanks for sharing. I have some chickpea-based pasta in my cabinet & am going to dress it up with this along with a salad for lunch.

    In fact, I’m probably going to just dump all of that together and eat it like a veggie-stuffed pasta salad. <3

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    Kara
    February 22, 2016 at 3:35 am

    I love this recipe and so does my whole family, i usually add a lot of sage to it for some flavour and sometimes even put in some butternut pumpkin to mix it up. My household never really has ravioli so i like to add it to gnocchi (potato on potato yay) and its great !

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    vegan flag
    December 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    seen too many healers i respect such as dr mike klaper down on oil so ive quit it . this recipe ide just simmer the vegi’s without frying . or roast them if want to brown them up a bit . not criticizing as i love your recipes , just talking health matters as its obviously important to do !

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