Vegetable Soup over Handmade Ravioli


I like to make this when I need some seriously healthy nutrients in my body!  This has so much good stuff it is bound to cure you!  I usually don’t add the chicken but happened to have these boneless skinless thighs in my freezer that I needed to use.  I first browned them in olive oil and then added all the vegetables I had on top.  There are onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, yellow squash, zucchinni, fresh peas, garlic, tomatoes, celery, lots of fresh thyme and pepper which i love in soup.  Then I poured a big box of the Swansons chicken broth over everything and simmered on low for a couple hours.  I stirred in some homemade pesto sauce leftover from this amazing orriochete recipe I had made to spice it up.

The result was a great soup!  But what I have never done before was use this as a sauce for my raviolis.  It was actually really good!

First let me tell you how I make one version of my raviolis:

I use wonton skins for the pasta casing and fill them with a mixture of ricotta cheese, parmesan or any other cheese I have on hand and stir in an egg, scallions, pesto, salt and pepper.  The filling possibilities are endless and I have a great chicken filling recipe I like but it is much more work.  These can be made so easily if I buy a container of ricotta and wontons skins at the grocery store that day.


My little trick is instead of filling up a big pot to get the boiling water I use a wide shallow pan and fill up about 1 or 2 inches of water and bring it to boil.  I can fit about 4 or 5 in the pan and cook them for about 3 minutes.

I drain them out with a big slotted spoon and lay on the serving plate and top with the sauce.  It is actually a quick dinner even though it sounds like a lot of work.  This particular night I had no sauce and got the idea to use the leftover vegetable soup.  I put some parmesan cheese on top of everything and it tasted great!  Light and flavorful, it actually paired great with the creamy filling.


I want to eat this right now!