The easiest homemade Cheese Ravioli in a creamy sauce you’ll want on repeat! Cheese ravioli pasta in a rich sauce ready to be enjoyed in under 30 minutes.

If you love Italian-inspired copycat recipes, try our Chicken Scampi and the Pasta Fagioli Soup.

Cheese ravioli in a serving plate with spoon.

Cheese Ravioli Recipe-

Though we love making homemade pasta ravioli from scratch if we have the time for it, I love this shortcut version when I am pressed for time using a few simple ingredients. Frozen cheese ravioli that’s served with a quick sauce, perfect for a busy evening.

What is Ravioli?
A type of pasta in the shape of a square using thin pasta dough and a filling and served in a sauce or broth. The dish originates from traditional Italian cuisine and may be served filled with different fillings and serve in different sauces.
Close up of cheese ravioli in pot topped with greens and seasoning.

Easy Ravioli Sauce-

Though you can use your favorite cheese ravioli for this recipe, the sauce completes it. It is inspired by our popular alfredo sauce and is so delicious.

The butter and garlic sauteed with diced tomatoes are so flavorful. Then combined with the cheese and heavy cream complete the sauce.

I love that isn’t overly complex to make yet totally feels like a fancy meal.

Step by step pictures of how to make cheese ravioli.

How to Make Cheese Ravioli-

  1. Cook pasta- Start by cooking the pasta according to package instructions in a large pot, and drain using a colander or a slotted spoon, cover to keep them warm.
  2. Saute garlic- In a large skillet, saute the butter with garlic and diced tomatoes for about 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Add flour- Whisk in the all-purpose flour until incorporated.
  4. Add liquids- Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, salt, and black pepper and stir to combine.
  5. Add cheese- Add the parmesan cheese and cubed cream cheese and stir until cream cheese melts.
  6. Cook- Allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens. Add the ravioli to the sauce and cook until the pasta is reheated.
  7. Serve- Sprinkle with parmesan or romano cheese and parsley and serve while hot.
Cheese ravioli in a cooking pot topped with greens, and seasoning.

Tips & Variation-

Though this cheese ravioli is great as is, here are some variations and twists you can try:

  • Add protein: Add cooked ham or shrimp to the sauce.
  • Make it spicy: If you want some heat in your sauce, add some of our Cajun Seasoning or even some Red Hot sauce or Sriracha.
  • Add vegetables: Fresh spinach, asparagus, mushrooms or zucchini would all complement the pasta.

Serve With-

Serve the cheese ravioli with your favorite bowl of salad or side for a complete meal.

Ravioli in serving plate with spoon, and cheese sprinked on the side.


  • Fridge- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer- We do not recommend freezing this dish.
  • Reheat- Reheat the ravioli with sauce over low heat until reheated.

More Pasta Dishes-

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Cheese Ravoioli in Creamy Sauce

Author: Valentina
5 from 1 vote
An easy homemade Cheese Ravioli in a creamy homemade sauce!Cheese ravioli pasta in a rich sauce ready in under 30-minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 24 oz frozen cheese ravioli
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  • Cook the ravioli according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sautee the butter with garlic and diced tomatoes for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Quickly whisk in the flour until incorporated.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and cream cheese continue stirring until cream cheese melts.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens. Add the ravioli into the sauce and cook until the pasta is reheated.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy.


1091kcal Calories79g Carbs33g Protein72g Fat39g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat13g Monounsaturated Fat0.5g Trans Fat249mg Cholesterol1597mg Sodium205mg Potassium5g Fiber7g Sugar2001IU Vitamin A4mg Vitamin C236mg Calcium18mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Ravoioli in Creamy Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1091 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 1597mg69%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 2001IU40%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 236mg24%
Iron 18mg100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)