Italian Ravioli with Spinach, Artichokes, Capers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes


So yummy! It was VERY simple to make... took maybe a half hour and tasted like I’d slaved over it all day. Not to mention it looked incredibly pretty


So yummy! It was VERY simple to make... took maybe a half hour and tasted like I’d slaved over it all day. Not to mention it looked incredibly pretty

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp butter (divided)
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 6 oz. smoked sausage (sliced into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Creamy Parmesan Sauce:
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (sodium free)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • Pasta:
  • 8 oz. penne pasta

Instructions
  1. Pasta: Boil pasta in salty water according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.Chicken, sausage and mushrooms:Generously season chicken with salt, pepper, Cajun and Italian seasonings. Do not slice it yet - you will be cooking it whole. Slice sausage into 1/4 inch circles and slice mushrooms.
  2. In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp butter and melt it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add whole chicken breasts and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until browned for a total of 8-10 minutes. Remove chicken onto a plate and slice into strips.Add sliced sausage pieces and brown them on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until darker in color around the edges. Remove from the skillet onto a plate. 
  3. Deglaze the pan with a splash of water and add 2nd tbsp of butter and sliced mushrooms into the skillet (add more butter as well, if needed). Saute until your mushrooms should look nice and moist, and dark. Once cooked, remove them from the pan as well.