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saffron cream sauce raviolis
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Saffron Cream Sauce Ravioli with Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This saffron cream sauce ravioli dish is so insanely delicious and beautiful! Cheese raviolis are bathed in a creamy and bright saffron cream sauce that's made with Parmigiano and fresh goat cheese. On top, sweet and savory roasted cherry tomatoes are finished with sweet honey.
Course: Main Course, pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: brooklyn, cheese, dinner, easy, goat cheese, parmesan, parmigiano, pasta, ravioli, saffron
Servings: 4 people


for the honey roasted cherry tomatoes

for the saffron cream sauce ravioli

  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1 1.5 lb bag of frozen cheese raviolis
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp salted butter divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup goat cheese
  • ½ cup parmigiano


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 425F degrees. Add cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper to a small baking dish and bake for 40 minutes. Once they’re done roasting, immediately add honey, stir, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, steep the saffron. Add 2 tbsp of warm water and 2 pinches of saffron to a small bowl and stir. Set aside for at least 15 minutes. Get water boiling for raviolis.
  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of butter and minced shallots to a large heavy bottomed pan over medium heat and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add 4 cloves of chopped garlic and another tbsp of butter. Cook down for another 3 minutes.
  • The add saffron water, being sure to add all the threads into the garlic shallot mixture and let it cook down for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the heavy cream and let it bubble and reduce for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour raviolis in boiling water and cook according to the directions on the bag.
  • Drop the heat down to low then stir in 2 more tbsp of butter and the goat cheese.
  • Once it’s melted, combined and thickened, add the cooked raviolis straight from the pot so you get a little bit of the starchy cooking water.
  • Now grate about ½ cup parmesan into the pot, little by little, while gently stirring.
  • Add a little more pasta water to loosen the sauce up if it looks dried out.
  • Now plate the saffron cream sauce raviolis and top with a few of the honey roasted cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve immediately.