A flavorful, fun, and easy to make peanut sauce stir-fry recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights.
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Cheese ravioli stir-fry in peanut sauce is truly a delicious meal that comes together in minutes. The creamy peanut sauce envelops the tender ravioli, giving it an umami flavor. Fresh vegetables provide additional crunch and texture to this dish. Plus, because of its quick cooking time, this meal makes an ideal weeknight dinner. It’s also incredibly versatile; you can easily swap in different vegetables or substitute ravioli flavors to suit your taste preferences.
If you love Thai food as much as we do, you’ll enjoy this sweet, and savory Cheese Ravioli Stir-Fry in Peanut Sauce. This meal is both kid and adult approved and is wholesome as it contains a hearty serving of vegetables and Celentano Cheese Ravioli.
Best Frozen Ravioli
Not all frozen ravioli is created equally. My personal favorite has been the Celentano brand for quite some time. This brand is made with authentic Italian pasta using a family recipe that’s frozen fresh, using simple and real ingredients, convenient, and ready in a few minutes. Since we are cheese lovers, we really enjoy Celentano Cheese Ravioli. It has a large, pillowy, and tender texture and is delicious when prepared as directed or incorporated into dishes like this ravioli stir-fry.
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Key Peanut Sauce Ingredients
Peanut Butter – I used the creamy variety for the peanut sauce which will work best. I do not recommend the crunchy or natural varieties.
Soy Sauce – Soy sauce is a key ingredient in stir fry dishes. It adds a salty, umami flavor that helps to balance the other flavors in the dish. The saltiness of the soy sauce also helps to enhance the flavors of other ingredients in the stir fry, making them more robust and flavorful. I always use low-sodium versions in my stir-fry recipes.
Light Brown Sugar – Ground ginger adds a unique flavor to stir fry dishes. It has a slightly spicy and aromatic taste that can help to enhance the overall flavor of your dish. The pungency of ground ginger also helps to balance out some of the sweeter flavors that is present in the brown sugar.
Red Wine Vinegar – Red wine vinegar adds a subtle yet complex flavor to peanut sauce. Rich, acidic, and slightly tart, it helps to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients while adding an extra layer of depth and complexity. It also works to enhance the nutty flavor of peanuts. It is also believed to help preserve the sauce’s texture, preventing separation or curdling.
Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne pepper adds a spicy and flavorful kick to peanut sauce. It not only provides an extra dimension of flavor, but it also helps to enhance the overall taste, making the sauce even more delicious.
Vegetable Oil – Vegetable oil helps to create a smooth texture in peanut sauce while also adding flavor. It adds richness and can help balance out the saltiness of certain ingredients. The oil also helps to emulsify the sauce, meaning it binds all the ingredients together into an even consistency.
Sesame Oil – Sesame oil is a great addition to peanut sauce, as it adds an extra layer of flavor and complexity. It gives the dish a nutty flavor, and its smokiness helps deepen the flavors of the other ingredients. Sesame oil also adds richness and depth to the sauce, helping to blend all the components together for an irresistible combination. I used mine as a finishing oil as the last step to tying together my stir-fry flavors.
How to Make Easy Peanut Sauce Stir-Fry
Once you have all the ingredients ready, making peanut sauce for stir-fry is quick and easy.
In a small saucepan, combine creamy peanut butter with low-sodium soy sauce, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, light brown sugar, and spices; stir until blended.
Heat peanut sauce pan over medium heat and bring it to a simmer while stirring continuously. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes until it starts to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use in your stir-fry.
Prepare Celentano Cheese ravioli according to the package instructions.
When you are ready to make your stir-fry, heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil to the pan. Add in the bell pepper strips, broccoli, and sugar snap peas; cook for 4-5 minutes until they become tender.
Add in pre-cooked Celentano Cheese Ravioli and combine.
Stir in prepared peanut sauce and gently combine all ingredients together. Finish with a scattered teaspoon of sesame oil. Cook for an additional minute until everything is heated through before serving.
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Cheese Ravioli Stir-Fry in Peanut Sauce
- cutting board & chef's knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- large skillet
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 24 ounces Celentano Cheese Ravioli cooked according to package.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 cups broccoli trimmed
- 1½ cups sugar snap peas trimmed
- 1 large red bell pepper sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- In a small saucepan, combine creamy peanut butter with low-sodium soy sauce, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, light brown sugar, and spices; stir until blended.
- Heat peanut sauce pan over medium heat and bring it to a simmer while stirring continuously. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes until it starts to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use in your stir-fry.
- Prepare Celentano Cheese Ravioli according to the package instructions.
- When you are ready to make your stir-fry, heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil to the pan. Add in the bell pepper strips, broccoli, and sugar snap peas; cook for 4-5 minutes until they become tender.
- Add in prepared Celentano Cheese Ravioli and combine.
- Add in the prepared peanut sauce and stir gently to combine all ingredients together.
- Finish with a scattered teaspoon of sesame oil. Cook for an additional minute until everything is heated through before serving.
Vidya Narayan says
Full marks to the peanut sauce. Will be making this again. Absolutely delicious!
Sara Welch says
This was everything a gourmet meal should be, and then some! That peanut sauce is the perfect touch of flavor; easily, a new favorite recipe!
Gina Abernathy says
The perfect weeknight meal that is full of flavor and very filling. The sauce was fabulous and this will certainly be on our weekly rotation for dinner.
What an interesting dish to try with ravioli. Love the combination here. Thanks for sharing.
I’m a huge fan of peanut sauce and this recipe delivers a wonderful mix of flavors. Can’t wait to try the sauce with cheese filled ravioli! Looks amazing!