Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

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Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

This is my very favorite from all kind of filled pastas. I grow up eating cheese ravioli as a kid and it got stuck in my palate. Back when I was younger  and  I was waking up alone all by my self in the house or I had the chance to cook for myself and try to impress my mother, this was my first choice.

I had a great pasta factory on the same block as my house and Don Luciano ( an old Italian man ) was a very kind person that lived down the street from me. I couldn't reach the countertop of his pasta shop or even had money ( he knew I was home alone and my parents will pay him later) so he used to give me 1 Kg. of his fresh made Cheese Ravioli and a little container of his wonderful fresh Tomato sauce.  Then I would run to my house and just throw the pasta in the boiling water and wait for them to float to the top of the cooking pot. Then I would cautiously drain the water and put the sauce from the container into the pot.  One of my big secrets is with the heat of the boiled pasta and the heat of the pot's wall, the sauce heats up instantly.  

Results.......just one cooking pot to cleaning and the used plate. A lot less mess to clean than any other cooked meal. 

ravioli with tomato sauce

If I did it as a child you can do the same with my Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli. Get a cooking pot with 3/4 full of water, a pinch of sea salt and a splash of Olive Oil.  Once the water is boiling, open up the freezer and grab a package of  Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli. Put them in the water and wait for them to float ( usually 5 or 6 minutes ) if you like them Al Dente.  As soon as they float to the top, drain the water, or if you like them a little more soft let them float for a minute or 2 longer. Once you make up your mind, drain the water and use any type of sauce that you may like ( any sauce from the counter of your favorite store ). Once you drain the pasta with the colander bring the pasta back to the empty cooking pot and pour the sauce on top. Shake gently (don't stir, you may break the Fresh Gluten Free Pasta) to allow the pasta to get mixed with the sauce. Now we are ready to have a lunch or dinner just like a restaurant style with less than 15 minutes total.

Buon Appetito!