baked ravioli and green beans with shallots

i am a glutton for pasta. and pasta with a baked cheesy top ... need i say more? this dinner seemed perfect for how cold it is now (18F) although not like there needs to be any excuse for cheesy pasta :)

baked ravioli and green beans with shallots

however, it didn't necessarily turn out as yummy as i hoped. it could be because i pigged out on leftover buttermilk biscuits before dinner and ruined my appetite and taste buds. that's the only rational explanation because i certainly never met a cheesy ravioli i didn't like, especially such tasty ones from raffetto's. and mr. mimi said it was good too? well, i have a gazillion servings of leftovers, so maybe it will suit me better tomorrow as lunch ...

but the green beans with shallots were delicious!

green beans with caramelized shallots: serves 4
adapted from martha's great food fast (2007, p. 329)

3 tb butter
6 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into rings
1 lb green beans
salt + pepper

1. in medium saucepan, melt 2 tb of butter over medium heat, swirl to coat bottom of pan. add shallots, cover. reduce heat to medium-low. cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown about 15-20 minutes. set aside.

2. meanwhile in large pt of boiling salted water, cook green beans until tender, about 4-5 minutes. drain, return to pot, toss with remaining butter. season with salt and pepper. add shallots, toss and serve.


  1. oh my gosh, YUM! this looks like such a perfect winter meal.

  2. thanks katy! the only good thing about winter (besides clementines) is all that good, gooey, comfort food i get to make!

  3. what is a better recipe than ravioli and green beans?....the shallots are a bonus! we order all of our food from Celebrity Foods so this was a great spin on what we normally cook. my wife is going to cook this for our football meal for sunday.....GO CHARGERS!!!!!!!!!

  4. everything tastes better with buttery sautéed shallots!! and you're lucky i ain't no pats fan ... so i'll see you in the superbowl ... GO GIANTS!!