Cheese Ravioli with Spinach, Kielbasa, and Pearl Onions

Friday, February 1, 2013

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Before my husband heads out the door for work, I always make sure that he has his tupperware container in hand, full of food that will satisfy his dinner cravings. Instead of eating out every night that he works, I love making sure that he has a homemade dinner every night of the week.

During the day, I usually take a break from work and make us lunch. At that time, I make the most use out of my time in the kitchen and whip him up a dinner that I hope he will love. In order to do this, I always make sure I have the following items in my kitchen to help me prepare dinners that will taste great reheated:
  • Chicken
  • Marinade
  • Frozen Vegetables (Peas, Pearl Onions, Spinach, and Corn)
  • Pasta (Fresh and Dried)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Couscous
  • Salad and Fixings
  • Sausage
  • Kielbasa
With those items on hand in my kitchen, it is incredibly simple to prepare a homemade dinner for him in 30 minutes or less. After preparing him dinner, I package everything up in his tupperware container, put a fork (and sometimes knife) with a napkin in a bag, and feel great knowing that instead of eating fast food, my husband will sit down to a warm, homecooked meal even if we have to eat dinner apart from each other.

The other day, I was perusing my "husband dinner must-haves" in my kitchen and planned a pasta dinner for him that was full of vegetables and meat. The text message that I received later on that night was all the thanks I needed for preparing him dinner that day, "Dinner was excellent, as always."

Preparing him dinner every night of the week that he has to work is a simple way to say "I love you" because as we all know, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. 

Cheese Ravioli Topped with Spinach and Kielbasa

Ingredients:
  • 1 package of Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package of Johnsonville Polish Kielbasa
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup (or more depending on your preference) of Alfredo sauce
  • 1 box of frozen spinach, drained
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Dried basil (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese
Directions:
  1. Cook pasta according to directions and drain. 
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add kielbasa and cook until the meat is warm and slightly browned. Add pearl onions.
  3. Pour the Alfredo sauce into the sauce pan and toss to coat the meat and onions.
  4. Sprinkle in the frozen spinach. Toss to combine.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and basil.
  6. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve warm.
What is your favorite type of pasta?
*Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by Buitoni or Johnsonville. I just really love their products. 

3 comments:

  1. This looks yummy. I wish I lived closer and we could eat lunch together. I would have you serve this of course. :)

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  2. What a homey and flavoursome comfort food!

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  3. you're so sweet.. i wish to find a faithful husband to cook for..

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