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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce: 15-Minute Meal!

Can we talk about 15-minute meals? These are my favorite. They're delicious, they're fresh, they're on the table before anyone can start whining. It's beautiful.

Super-fast often involve some sort of pre-made element—in this case, pre-made ravioli, which is probably the only kind of ravioli most of us will ever make, plus microwave-steamed frozen broccoli, which is one of my favorite fast sides.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Broccoli


  • 1 package refrigerated butternut squash ravioli
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Parmesan cheese to sprinkle
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli that steams in the microwave
  • Optional broccoli toppings: sea salt, olive oil, lemon juice, sunflower seeds or pepitas



  1. Boil water and cook ravioli according to package directions.
  2. Microwave broccoli according to package directions.
  3. Brown butter over medium heat in a large saucepan that will be able to fit the ravioli. Watch butter for when brown solids and a nutty aroma emerge, then kill the heat. Be careful not to over-brown.
  4. When ravioli is done, remove it with tongs or a slotted spoon and toss it right into the browned butter. (Watch for splatters!)
  5. Optionally top cooked broccoli with any or all of the following: a drizzle of olive oil, some sea salt, a few dashes or squeezes of lemon juice, and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds or pepitas.