We are getting really Fall today.
First off, I can’t get over this pumpkin ravioli! It’s just too pretty! I got it from Trader Joe’s. Don’t you just LOVE Trader Joe’s during the holiday season? They always have the best and most unique products that taste GOOD.
This Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli is no exception. It’s delicious and hearty.
Brown butter goes SO well with pumpkin or butternut squash. If you can’t find pumpkin ravioli, I’ve also seen butternut squash ravioli during the Fall season, and that would be just as delicious.
I fried up some sausage until it was crispy…make sure you get it nice and crispy because it adds a great texture to this dish!
Kale adds such a beautiful color. Green and orange are just pretty together and so Fall. You could also use spinach!
Lastly, pine nuts, sage, parmesan cheese and browned butter are the perfect additional garnishes/toppings that take this dish to the next level. My husband loves pine nuts so I often add them to pasta dishes similar to this.
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- 2, 9 ounce packages pumpkin ravioli (regular or butternut squash ravioli will work too.)
- ¾ pound bulk Italian sausage
- 2 handfuls of fresh kale, stems removed and chopped
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- Shaved parmesan cheese
- Fresh sage (dried sage will work, too)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- While the water is coming to a boil, brown the sausage in a saute pan over medium to medium-high heat until crispy. Use a spoon to break it up into small pieces. Add kale and cook until slightly wilted.
- Add the stick of butter to a small sauce pan and place over medium-low heat. Melt butter. Once melted, turn heat to medium and bring to a sizzle stirring constantly until it starts to slightly brown and smell nutty. Careful not to burn! Pour into a glass bowl so it doesn't continue to brown.
- Cook pasta according to package directions - usually only takes a few minutes which is why I like to wait until the very end.
- Assemble dish by placing pumpkin ravioli on a plate, top with sausage, kale, pine nuts then drizzle with browned butter and garnish with parmesan cheese and chopped sage.