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Here are 30 of the best side dishes to serve with Ravioli! Ravioli, with its pillowy pasta and delectable fillings, stands as a timeless Italian favorite. But here’s the thing that often pops up: what goes best with this tasty delight to amp up its flavors and make a complete feast? Whether you’re a fan of classic cheese-filled pockets or prefer meat or veggie options, pairing ravioli with the perfect sides can transform an ordinary dinner. Come along, we’re all about finding the perfect sidekicks to make those pasta pockets shine.
Ravioli, those yummy pasta pockets, are a real treat. Soft pasta wrapping around different fillings like creamy ricotta, tasty meats, or colorful veggies. Making ravioli is like an art project—rolling out the dough, filling, sealing, and shaping these little pasta packages. Once they’re perfectly cooked, it’s time for the magic. Pair them with a tasty sauce, whether it’s a simple herb butter or a rich tomato sauce, and maybe add some Parmesan (or red pepper flakes) on top. Each bite gives you a mix of flavors, a delicious comfort in every mouthful! Even if you’re not making your own ravioli from scratch, but using store-bought, I’ve still got you covered with the perfect sides.
With ravioli from scratch recipe you don’t need any special tools to make this homemade ravioli, just things you already have in your kitchen. There is a cheese filling and a section on how to make butternut squash ravioli, so you can pick which variety you’d like! This baked ravioli recipe is so delicious if you’re looking for a tomato base sauce to go with your store-bought ravioli. And if you’re looking for a creamy brown butter sauce, you should try this Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo recipe!
Keep scrolling to find the perfect side dish for your dinner table!
What To Serve With Ravioli (30 amazing sauces, main dishes and sides!)
Sauces for Ravioli
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce: A meaty, flavorful, Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce made in the crockpot! This sauce is the perfect balance of salty, creamy, rich, and delicious. Smother your ravioli in this sauce and it will be love at first bite.
Marinara Sauce: homemade or store-bought.
3-ingredient Alfredo Sauce: a delicious and quick way to whip up and pair with ravioli. You only need three ingredients and 10 minutes to make the best Alfredo Sauce from scratch!
Brown Butter Alfredo Sauce: A super easy and decadent dinner, this Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo will definitely have you weak in the knees.
Protein Mains to Serve with Ravioli
Meatballs: Move over spaghetti and meatballs, we’re having RAVIOLI and meatballs and it couldn’t be a more perfect pairing. My meatball recipe is super versatile and can be served with any sauce you desire.
Tuscan Chicken: Sometimes called “Marry Me Chicken” (because it’s that good!), my Parmesan Tuscan Chicken recipe uses thin skinless chicken breasts, sun dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, basil, parmesan cheese and a creamy sauce perfect for ravioli!
Roast Chicken: The Best Roast Chicken is a simple and straight forward recipe that feeds the whole family! Crispy skin, a squeeze of lemon juice, this chicken in oh so good! Serve alongside ravioli for a great meal.
Grilled Chicken: I love this marinated and grilled chicken recipe so much! It’s certainly tasty and helps create juicy chicken.
Garlic Butter Shrimp: This Garlic Butter Shrimp is so easy to make and tastes so so good! If you love shrimp and garlic, then this is the recipe for you!
Caesar Salad: A tasty, homemade Caesar Salad Recipe topped with parmesan cheese, bacon and croutons. Drizzle with my homemade caesar salad dressing (with no anchovies) for the finished, delicious salad that will go perfectly with your main course!
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad: Just as delicious as a typical Caesar salad just made with shaved Brussels Sprouts!
Spring Salad: This Spring Salad will help you eat your veggies and clean out your fridge. Plus the White Balsamic Maple Dressing is to die for!
Spring Pea Salad: This yummy Pea Salad, made with bacon and blue cheese, is the perfect Springtime side dish.
Caprese Salad: Nothing beats a Caprese Salad Recipe. Fresh, flavorful and delicious made with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, sweet fresh basil, black pepper, and a homemade garlic balsamic vinegar dressing!
Cucumber Tomato Salad: A classic and delicious salad, this Cucumber Tomato Salad is light, refreshing and so so easy to make! Made with sweet english cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and a simple homemade dressing.
Apple Pecan Salad: Apple Pecan Salad is made with crunchy, salty, and sweet ingredients all tossed together with a homemade balsamic dressing.
Steamed Broccoli: I think just simple steamed broccoli may be the most common side dish I like to serve with any Italian pasta dish. Add salt and butter right before serving.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasted Brussels Sprouts are delicious this easy recipe will give you a brown, crispy exterior with a tender middle. They are a perfect and simple accompaniment to your ravioli dinner.
Oven Roasted Asparagus: Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your ravioli is cooking.
Roasted Cauliflower: This basic, Roasted Cauliflower recipe is a tasty, low-carb, simple side dish to throw together any day of the week. All you need is olive oil, salt, pepper and a little oven time to get the maximum caramelized, brown, super flavorful cauliflower.
Parmesan Green Beans: Oven roasting is a quick and easy way to not only cook your vegetables but a great method for adding more flavor to any vegetable. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over Roasted Green Beans for some cheesy flavor!
Maple Glazed Carrots: There are so many different ways to make a carrot side dish, but these Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for ravioli.
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: This Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese. Baked to golden bubbly perfection.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: If you love sweet potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes is a great option! This is one of those side dishes that could go with literally any main dish and is so easy to make.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (with a walnut streusel) are a delicious new way to enjoy sweet potatoes!
Potato Patties: The best part about this Potato Patties recipe is that we use leftover mashed potatoes! Don’t let those go to waste! Repurpose those mashed potatoes by making these potato pancakes for or a great side dish!
Garlic Bread: Softened butter stirred together with fresh minced garlic, a few herbs, and two kinds of cheese with a little extra hit of garlic from garlic powder! I promise this is the best cheesy garlic bread you will ever try, and is a great side dish for any dinner.
Homemade Dinner Rolls: These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to your ravioli dinner. Soft, light and pillowy.
Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread: MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite.
Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Biscuits: Buttery, cheesy and oh so tasty! Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for your dinner party.
Focaccia: This Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is absolute heaven. Topped with rosemary and sea salt, it’s easy to make and even easier to eat!
Remember, when it comes to ravioli, there are no rules—just endless tasty possibilities. Whether you stick with the classics or venture into flavorful experiments, the fun is all in finding what makes your taste buds sing. So, get playful with your sauces, sides, and toppings!
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