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25 Best Ravioli Sauces (+ Easy Recipes)

If you want to add a touch of exotic flair to your pasta experience, you’ll flip for these incredible ravioli sauces

Ravioli is already considered one of the most beloved Italian dishes. Even so, there’s much more to serving perfect ravioli than meets the eye. 

Ravioli with Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil Leaves on Top
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It’s about finding those few select ingredients and incorporating tasty additions like garlic, oil, herbs, and spices. 

Those are the things that’ll help you transform this classic into something unique.

Hopefully, having these ravioli sauces to choose from will help. 

1. Easy Ravioli Sauce

This buttery, garlicky ravioli sauce has just a touch of tomato and plenty of cheese.

It’s thick and creamy and comes together in about 30 minutes. 

It’s perfect for those who like tomatoes but don’t want a tomato-based sauce that overpowers the ravioli. 

2. Creamy Tomato Sauce

If you’re a huge fan of tomatoes, this sauce may be more your speed.

It’s a creamy sauce, but it has a bolder tomato flavor than the one above. 

It’s still delicious and a little bit rich. It also takes less time to cook than the one above.

The whole dish takes just 15 minutes to prepare, even with the ravioli.

3. Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Do you prefer cheesiness to tomato goodness?

Creamy parmesan sauce is the one for you! It’s thick and herby with zero tomatoes and plenty of cheese. 

It takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and it tastes fantastic on mushroom ravioli.

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If you want to bring out the nuttiness of the sauce, add some chopped walnuts to the final dish.

4. Lemon Basil Butter Sauce

This bright, buttery sauce is full of flavors! It has lemon, shallots, basil, parmesan, and more.

There’s also a light, zesty taste that’s perfect for those who like fresher sauces. 

It’s an excellent choice for those who love butter noodles.

Plus, it pairs well with any ravioli, from cheese and mushroom to beef and lobster. 

5. White Wine Cream Sauce

White wine cream sauce is another good option for those who like lighter, brighter sauces.

The sauce itself is thick and creamy, but its flavor is anything but heavy. 

It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and is entirely luscious. Every bite is like a little taste of heaven. 

6. 5-Minute Ravioli Sauce

What if I told you you could pull together a ravioli sauce in just 5 minutes?

(Okay, I guess the name of this sauce gave that away.)

Still, this sauce tastes so good that it’s hard to believe it’s so simple.

It features the warm, tangy flavor of sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan.

It’s reminiscent of the sauce on Olive Garden’s ravioli di portobello. And no surprise, it tastes ah-mazing on mushroom ravioli. 

7. Butter and Garlic Cream Sauce

This simple sauce uses just four primary ingredients (plus seasonings). It combines butter, garlic, flour, and milk.

Mix those, then add the herbs, salt, and pepper. 

After that, you simply cook it for another few minutes.

Then, ladle it over ravioli or any other noodles you have on hand. It tastes fantastic on just about anything. 

8. Garlic Olive Oil Sauce

There’s nothing wrong with a thick, ingredient-heavy sauce.

Sometimes, though, you don’t have the time to do all that. 

That’s where a simple olive oil sauce with red pepper and garlic comes in.

It’s quick and easy, and it brings out the natural flavor of the ravioli. 

9. Lobster Sauce

Don’t let the name fool you. There’s no actual lobster in lobster ravioli sauce.

Instead, it gets its name because it answers the question – what to serve with lobster ravioli.

It’s rich and creamy and full of plenty of umami flavor of its own.

Don’t just stick solely to lobster ravioli, though. It tastes pretty incredible on any ravioli. 

10. Bolognese Sauce

Contrary to popular belief, Bolognese sauce isn’t just for spaghetti.

It also tastes great on fettuccine, bowtie pasta, and, yes, even ravioli. It’s meaty and totally delicious.

11. Sage Butter Brown Sauce

My mother had one kitchen rule of thumb that she swore by.

“If you want the most butter flavor possible, it’s gotta be brown butter.”

She’s not wrong. Brown butter gives the best buttery flavor.

And browning butter isn’t nearly as difficult as most people imagine. It’s just a matter of watching the butter closely. 

Trust me, you can do it, even if you think you can’t. And you certainly won’t be disappointed by the outcome. 

12. Homemade Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is the most classic of all ravioli sauces.

It pairs exceptionally well with cheese and beef ravioli. However, you can use it on any ravioli imaginable. 

Plus, you can buy it pre-made easily enough.

All of that likely contributes to its popularity. However, it tastes even better when it’s homemade. 

It isn’t tricky to make, either.

So the next time you’re craving marinara, try making it at home instead of buying it off the shelf.

13. Brown Butter Alfredo

Here’s another delicious brown butter sauce. This time, though, it’s brown butter Alfredo.

And it’s even better than the first brown butter recipe on the list. (In my opinion, anyway.)

I love Alfredo sauce, and this is some of the best there is. It’s rich, creamy, and has a tremendous amount of flavor. 

It’s another sauce that tastes great on whatever pasta you have on hand.

14. Mushroom Cream Sauce

Craving mushroom ravioli but don’t actually have any mushroom ravioli? No problem!

Make regular cheese ravioli and smother it in this mushroom sauce. 

It’s an earthy, umami-packed sauce that’s as creamy as it is tasty.

It’s a savory, garlicky masterpiece that’ll liven up any ravioli recipe you have.

15. Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Sun-dried tomato sauces are some of my all-time favorites. You can never have too many of them in your repertoire. 

Whether you’re making ravioli or penne pasta, you can’t go wrong with a sauce like this.

It’s flavorful and has lots of herbs and cheese. 

Plus, it’s delightfully creamy and practically irresistible. Even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to get enough of this one. 

16. Creamy Pesto Sauce

Do you prefer bold sauces that smell as good as they taste?

Pesto sauce may be the right choice for you. It’s also an excellent option if you don’t like to put in a lot of work. 

This sauce requires just three ingredients: milk, pesto, and cream of chicken soup.

It’s creamy and decadent and will send your tastebuds into overdrive. 

17. Meat Sauce

Meat sauce is another classic ravioli sauce. It’s right up there with marinara.

It’s a meaty, tomato-based sauce with loads of garlic and onions. 

It’s bright and zesty but also features plenty of umami notes.

If you want something classic and simple that’s sure to wow a crowd, this recipe is perfect. 

18. Creamy Garlic and Spinach White Sauce

Garlicky white sauces always pair well with pasta.

This sauce has all the creaminess and garlic you could ask for, plus a little extra!

It’s wonderfully buttery and full of spinach, nutmeg, shallots, and more.

To look so simple, it has a complex taste with multiple layers.

It’s savory, slightly nutty, herby, and just all-around awesome. 

19. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

This pumpkin-packed pasta sauce is perfect for fall. It features the rich flavor of pumpkin with garlic, parmesan, and plenty of herbs. 

You also add some pine nuts for extra crunch and flavor.

It tastes best on something mild, like cheese or mushroom ravioli. However, you can use it on whatever type you like.

20. Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce

This creamy brown sauce is earthy and warm. It has a dry, mushroomy flavor that’s hard to describe if you’ve never tried it. 

It’s what I imagine root vegetables would taste like if you ground them up and turned them into a sauce.

It’s not the sauce for everyone, but if you like it, you’ll love this recipe.

21. Spicy Arrabiata Sauce

Arrabiata sauce is spicy and robust. It’s like marinara but with a lot more heat. It’s simple to make and has a bright, zingy flavor. 

It’s more chunky than creamy and is majorly saucy.

You’ll appreciate it if you don’t mind a bit of spice and plenty of tomatoes. 

22. White Cream Asparagus Sauce

This luxurious white cream sauce features chunks of real asparagus.

It’s full of garden-fresh flavors and has just the right amount of saltiness. 

It’s cheesy and creamy but not too thick. It’s also not as heavy as some of the other cream-based sauces on the list.

Give it a try if you like fresh veggies in your ravioli. 

23. Gorgonzola Sauce

Gorgonzola sauce uses just a handful of ingredients, most of which is cheese!

The recipe calls for Gorgonzola, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Mascarpone! 

Toss in a few herbs, some pancetta, and heavy cream, and you’re all set.

It’s a delightfully cheesy, stick-to-your-ribs kind of sauce. 

No one who eats ravioli with the sauce will be hungry again soon. 

24. Lemon Herb Butter Sauce

Lemon herb butter sauce is a favorite with almost every child I know.

There’s something about the combination of tart lemon juice and earthy garlic that they love.

It does have a bright, robust flavor that’s hard not to appreciate.

I like to put it on lobster ravioli, as the flavors complement seafood perfectly.

It also tastes great on cheese or mushroom ravioli. 

25. Sherry Cream Sauce

Speaking of lobster ravioli! This sherry cream sauce is perfect for it, too. It’s dry, smoky, and melt-in-your-mouth buttery. 

It’s a delicious sauce that takes almost no time to make. And like the others on this list, it doesn’t just taste good on lobster ravioli.

You can use it on any pasta you like, and it’ll still taste great. 

25 Best Ravioli Sauces (+ Easy Recipes)

You’ll never get bored of pasta with these tempting ravioli sauces! From garlic cream to Bolognese to creamy pesto, each one is worthy of trying!


  • Easy Ravioli Sauce

  • Creamy Tomato Sauce

  • Creamy Parmesan Sauce

  • Lemon Basil Butter Sauce

  • White Wine Cream Sauce

  • 5 -Minute Ravioli Sauce

  • Butter and Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Garlic Olive Oil Sauce

  • Lobster Sauce

  • Bolognese Sauce

  • Sage Butter Brown Sauce

  • Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • Brown Butter Alfredo

  • Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

  • Creamy Pesto Sauce

  • Meat Sauce

  • Creamy Garlic and Spinach White Sauce

  • Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

  • Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce

  • Spicy Arrabiata Sauce

  • White Cream Asparagus Sauce

  • Gorgonzola Sauce

  • Lemon Herb Butter Sauce

  • Sherry Cream Sauce


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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