Laura's Toasted Walnut, Cranberry, Date & Pancetta Ravioli

Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009

Recipe: Toasted Walnut, Cranberry, Date & Pancetta Ravioli How long does it take? 10-15 minutes Category: Omnivore Name: Laura Why is it a favorite meal? I love this quick ravioli because it tastes like it took ages to make and it looks beautiful on a plate. Not to mention half of the ingredients are simple pantry staples!Toasted Walnut, Cranberry, Date & Pancetta Ravioli serves 2-3

1 package prepared ravioli of choice (spinach, mushroom & cheese all work well)
1/4 c. toasted walnuts
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. pitted dates
3 - 4 slices pancetta, sliced thinly
2 tbsp. goat cheese, crumbled
1 tsp. chives, minced
2 small cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Bring water to boil and prepare the ravioli according to package directions (about 5 minutes). Meanwhile, saute the garlic until fragrant in half of the olive oil and a pinch of salt (about 2 minutes). Toss in the cranberries, dates and pancetta.

When the ravioli is done, drain it and add it to the cranberries, dates & and pancetta. Add the goat cheese, walnuts and chives. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil, salt & and pepper. Eat up!

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