Tomato Ravioli with Balsamic and Truffle Oil

I wanted to come up with a ravioli recipe that was easy to make and inexpensive.

The results: a blend of earthy mushrooms, tart balsamic, and fire roasted tomatoes that you’re sure to enjoy. And the prep time is little to nothing!

Yields: 3 servings of 9 ravioli squares each, plus sauce
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Tomato Ravioli with Balsamic and Truffle Oil
Tomato Ravioli with Balsamic and Truffle Oil

Ingredients:

nonstick cooking spray
½ (1lb 9oz) package of frozen portabello mushroom ravioli
1 (15oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp truffle oil (or olive oil)
sea salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray. Mix the remaining ingredients together (all but the basil) and put in casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrition Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist…these are just the calculations I’m pretty sure are close to correct. I use BodyMedia to generate my information.

Calories: 322
Fat: 8.1g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 619.4mg
Carbohydrates: 50.2g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
Sugar: 7.2g
Protein: 13.4g

Dietary Exchange: 3 Starch, 1 Meat, ½ Fat, 1 Vegetable
Jenny Craig: Works great for a dinner entré
Weight Watchers: 9 Points (using calculatorcat.com).

I realize I said this dish was inexpensive, and then I went and put truffle oil in the recipe. Honestly, that’s because I had it in the pantry already. If you don’t have truffle oil, it’s expensive, so go ahead and substitute olive oil. The meal will still be very good.

You get a really decent sized portion too!
You get a really decent sized portion too!

I must say, however, that I am very impressed with the effect truffle oil has on this dish. The mushroomy flavor gives the whole meal a very earthy taste, and that balances well with the acidic tomatoes and balsamic. Yum.

As for the sodium in the dish, I didn’t include any additional sea salt to the nutrition information. So if you add some salt for the “to taste” part of the recipe, make sure to take that into account.

There really isn’t much more to say. You literally just throw the ingredients together and bake. Done. I love food that works out that way.

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