Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli and a $100 Giveaway!

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Montery Gourmet Foods

Hola Everyone,

When BlogHer asked me if I would like to take part in the Monterey Gourmet Foods™ review, I found it hard to refuse. I was very excited to incorporate their products in my recipes, products such as ravioli with fantastic fillings, tortellini and delicious sauces. Pastas are a staple in my house, and I have never met a kid who doesn’t love pasta!

My oldest son can have ravioli every night for dinner and never complain. When I ask my husband and son what they want for dinner, I often get the same answer…PASTA!

So when I opened the box from Monterey Gourmet Foods, and I saw three different kinds of ravioli and one container of pesto sauce, I knew my whole family would be very happy.

I started to plan dinner, and I decided I was not going to give into a basic tomato sauce. I have nothing against tomato sauce, and I make a big batch once a week, but after looking at those beautiful orange Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli, it just didn’t seem right to top them with tomato sauce.

I had fresh sage in the fridge and a bag of pistachios in the pantry, so I decided to make a simple pistachio sauce to drizzle over the ravioli.

This dish brought a smile to our faces, beautiful color, comforting, and tasty, the perfect meal to end any day. The ravioli filling was creamy and delicious. I’d bet money that even your fussiest eaters would ask for seconds! I served Ciabatta bread crostini on the side, topped with Monterey Gourmet Foods’ Basil with Almonds and Pine Nuts Pesto Sauce, which was also wonderful.

Monterey Gourmet Foods products allow you to make a variety of dishes to satisfy most everyone at the table and are perfect for a weekday dinner or even a dinner party with friends. They offer a variety of all natural pastas and sauces.

The company states that Monterey Gourmet Foods Pastas and Sauces are ALL Natural and follow 8 strict All Natural Principles so you can be assured you are offering the highest quality food for your family.

Here’s the recipe for the Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli with Pistachios Sauce. Buen Provecho!


1 package of Monterey Gourmet Foods Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli


1/4 cup butter
Fresh sage
3 garlic cloves minced
3/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper


1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, or according to directions on package, and drain.

2. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, sage, pistachios and sauté until golden, about 2 minutes. Add cream. Simmer until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.

3. Season with salt and pepper. Add ravioli and toss to coat with sauce.

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  1. Conny Nichols says

    I vank ok so many possible ways to prepare these great looking ravili. The first one would be with my awesome gorgonzola and chanterelle mushroom wine sauce. My mouth is already watering.

    CORRECTION: Sorry for the typos in my comment. I guess I forget to be extra careful when I type with my iPad. It’s so easy to make typing errors, this keypad is so small! Correction. It should be: I can think of so many ways to prepare these great looking ravioli. Etc….
    Thank you.

  2. Jamie says

    Oh my gosh these look AMAZING!!! Better than ravioli out of a can, right? 😉

    The recipe you posted, the Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli with Pistachios Sauce. Buen Provecho, sounds and looks delicious.

  3. Heather says

    The recipe you posted for Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli with Pistachios Sauce looks so yummy it made my tummy growl. I’m gonna try it whether I win the contest or not!

  4. Rosa says

    I love ravioli, and you can prepare them with sauce and permesan cheese, and they are delicious.

  5. debra b says

    The Roasted chicken and Mozzarella ravioli look so delicious I would love to make that with a salad a crusty loaf of bread and call that dinner, my family would love it

    Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway

  6. Judy B. says

    I’d love to make the Lobster Ravioli with Saffron Cream Sauce (recipe from the Monterey website)

  7. cw says

    mmmmm! I would make lobster ravioli with alfredo sauce. So many wonderful varieties to choose from!

  8. Lori Jones says

    Wow that looked soo yummy! I think this is going to be a must try! i would make ziti

  9. Melissa C. says

    Those butternut squash ravioli look so good! I’d make those with a browned butter and thyme sauce

  10. Emily B says

    Oh my goodness….the way you prepared the Butternut Squash Ravioli looks amazing! I definitely want to try that! But my husband would like if I made him Chicken Alfredo, using their creamy Alfredo sauce. He loves Chicken Alfredo. Thanks for this chance to win!

  11. jacquie says

    well since your recipe looks so good i think i would make that though subbing walnuts for the pistachios since those are more to my taste.

  12. says

    I would love to create a Creamy Ricotta Florentine Ravioli with Alfredo sauce using Monterey Gourmet Foods products. Sounds yummy and couldn’t be any easier. I can’t wait to try this combination.

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  13. Debi Riley says

    I LOVE butternut squash ravioli! your sauce sounds wonderful, I also would try a homemade beshmel sauce. with tortellini, would like to make a chilled spring salad, with lotsa veggies! yum,

  14. Wendy says

    I would make the recipe you made-I’m pretty limited in my pasta creativity, but your recipe looks AMAZING!!!

  15. ANGEL JACKLYN says


  16. isabelle says

    Not to be boring :) but the presentation, photos and descriptiong of Butternut Squash with Orange and Sage Dough Ravioli with Pistachios Sauce is making my mouth water and is very inspiring!

    I would make this lovely recipe!


  17. anita says

    i am a newbie cook so that’s why i follow your blog, i copy your recipes so i know it’s good :) so i would make Butternut squash ravioli from Monterey Gourmet Foods. I can eat butternut squash every season. I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH

  18. Jenny K says

    All of it looks delicious, I’d want to try every one of their products before deciding on a favorite.
    The first thing I’d make would probably be the Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella, served buttered and sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese. No sauce necessary!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  19. Deb Anderson says

    Even though my family loves pasta, I’ve discovered I can sometimes use rice in place of pasta and they love it too. Especially brown and wild rice. Recently I paired alfredo sauce with brown rice and grilled scallops and it was out of this world! I would love to try Monterey Gourmet Foods Alfredo sauce in my recipes.

  20. Brandy says

    I’d make veggie primavera. Those ravioli seriously look amazing.


  21. katherine d says

    i would use the butternut squash and pair it with a sage cream sauce over spinach

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Kristina says

    Dinner, is decided! Can’t wait to head to the store for the ingredients and
    butternut squash ravioli! Yum! Inspired!

  23. tingbat says

    I would make a pizza with goat cheese, roasted tomatoes, onions and Monterey’s Basil Pesto with Almonds and Pine Nuts. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any Monterey products in my area.

  24. Diana says

    I would make the Rainbow three cheese Tortelloni, with some chicken and cranberries. :)

  25. Melissa Vaught says

    I would love to make Chicken and Mozzerella ravioli with a white wine cream sauce. Sounds so delicous!! Your post was amazing too! Made my mouth water!


  26. Debra F says

    I think I would love the tortellini with their pesto sauce, so that would be the first thing I would make…honestly though, all of the products really look delicious!

  27. says

    I think i would make some type of yummy salad to go with the pasta and add a mild cream sauce to go with it. I don’t really use recipes any more…
    Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  28. MelissaO says

    I’d make a Chicken Alfredo Calzone with the Alfredo sauce.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  29. Christy says

    I’d make ravioli with peppers, sundried tomatoes, onions, and provolone cheese. I haven’t come up with a name for it but it’s popular at my house.

  30. Elizabeth says

    I would have to try the artichoke lemon pesto with the rainbow five cheese tortellini and then add some freshly cracked black pepper. YUM!

  31. Gina M Maddox says

    I would love to make a pasta salad that would be delicious as the weather gets warmer. Thanks for the chance to win!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. Gina M Maddox says


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  33. Christina Tong says

    The Monterey Gourmet Food Products sound delicious and your recipe looked so yummy! I would love to make the Roasted Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli and Basil with Almonds & Pine Nuts Pesto Sauce. Can’t wait to try them!


  34. meredith says

    i would love to make the butternut squash ravoli and i would make it in an awesome alfredo sauce

  35. Jammie says

    Looks super yummy, I would make a baked fish and a pesto sauce. YUMMY sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  36. Stacy says

    I’d love to try the pesto sauce on pizza with some fresh tomatoes and maybe feta cheese.

  37. says

    Fire Roasted Mushroom & Four Cheese Ravioli sounds like heaven on a plate…I would cook it per the instructions and then garnish it with just a light toss of olive oil and fresh grated Parmesan cheese so as to truly taste the pasta and filling!

  38. Carmen says

    I’d love to have Monterey Gourmet Foods pasta on hand for those nights when we just don’t feel like spending much time cooking!

  39. Heather says

    I would LOVE to try my hand at their recipe for Pear Pesto Pizza. Sounds amazing! And I agree that fancy filled ravioli is best complimented by a lighter sauce than tomato. Their products look delightful!

  40. Christy Ann says

    I’d make my own version of Chicken Piccata using their Artichoke Lemon Pesto!

  41. says

    This brand of pasta looks amazing! And from your pictures, it also looks like it really fills you up after eating. I’ve been looking for a good lasagna recipe, but I think I would like some of the Monterey Gourmet pasta and use it to make a lasagna casserole. Thanks for the chance to win!