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Easy Lobster Ravioli Sauce (creamy)

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This easy, stovetop recipe for lobster ravioli sauce is creamy, buttery and rich. Drizzle this delicious sauce over silky ravioli for the ultimate Italian seafood feast.

lobster ravioli cup open and covered in buttery cream sauce
a decadent, buttery cream sauce

the best sauce for lobster ravioli

What sauce goes with lobster ravioli? This sauce, of course! A little goes a long way with this cream sauce for lobster ravioli and it’s full of buttery Italian flavors.

The great thing about this easy sauce for lobster ravioli is it’s really versatile!

It can be drizzled atop scallops, shrimp, surf and turf, calamari and other seafood dishes.

lobster tail with ravioli pasta on a blue pastel plate
a bit of lemon juice is the perfect touch

ingredients

Admittedly, the first time I made lobster ravioli, I was clueless about the sauce! For lobster-stuffed pasta served with a creamy, buttery sauce, these are the best ingredients:

  • Lobster Ravioli– your favorite brand (frozen or fresh)
  • Butter– melted
  • Old Bay Seasoning– *or a bit of cajun seasoning, or make your own
  • Parsley– fresh or dried will do
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese– fresh grated or pre-shredded, for topping
  • Lemon juice / lemon zest – optional
  • fresh thyme– for garnish
directions for making buttery, creamy lobster ravioli sauce
easily made right on the stovetop

instructions

This recipe is so simple and easy, there’s really only two steps!

  1. First, melt butter in a medium pot. Add in other ingredients, and whisk until incorporated.
  2. Next, add ravioli until fully cooked (see recipe notes for frozen vs. thawed ravioli cook times).

Frozen ravioli vs. Fresh

If using frozen ravioli, cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

If using fresh ravioli, cook until just heated (overcooking will cause the ravioli to tear apart).

ravioli smothered in creamy sauce with parsley
top off your ravioli with shredded parmesan cheese

leftovers

Leftover lobster ravioli can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

expert tips

Make it thick

use 1/2 block of cream cheese added to the sauce

Substitutions

Old Bay may be substituted for lemon pepper or your favorite seafood seasoning blend.

lobster ravioli with sauce and parmesan cheese
the best comfort seafood recipe

FAQ

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

The Italian lobster sauce (without ravioli) may be cooked in larger batches and stored in a sealed jar or zippered freezer bag for later use.

Substitutions

  • How do I make ravioli sauce without cream?
    • Instead of butter and heavy cream, use 1⁄2 teaspoon corn starch and 1⁄2 cup of almond milk for the thick, creamy texture.
lobster ravioli with lobster tail and thyme sprig

how to use this cream sauce with other recipes?

  • pour it over an open lobster tail
  • as a shrimp scampi sauce
  • with canned crab for the perfect easy bisque
  • with cheese ravioli
  • lump crab or crab cakes
  • atop salmon or tilapia

what to serve with lobster ravioli?

Serve lobster ravioli with

lobster ravioli sauce next to a buttery lobster tail and lemon wedges

Lobster Ravioli Sauce

This creamy, buttery lobster ravioli sauce is the perfect companion to Italian seafood feasts. Serve over pasta, lobster, fish, and surf and turf for the ultimate comfort food.
4.64 from 11 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Amber

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning *or cajun seasoning blend
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups lobster ravioli (or one small 8oz. package)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated/ shredded
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions

  • Add butter to medium saucepan. As it melts, add in other ingredients exccept parmesan cheese.
  • Add frozen lobster ravioli and simmer on medium heat for approximately 7-10 minutes. Be careful to not overcook the ravioli, or it may fall apart.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and thyme garnish. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top (optional).

Notes

How to make it extra thick
Extra thick sauce: use 1/2 block of cream cheese.
Storage
Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Re-heat on the stovetop or microwave.
Substitutions
Old Bay may be substituted for lemon pepper or your favorite seafood seasoning blend.
FROZEN vs. THAWED Ravioli
If using frozen ravioli, cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
If using fresh ravioli, cook until just heated (overcooking will cause the ravioli to tear apart).

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg

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Susan

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Yum! I can't wait to try this. I once had a creamy sauce recipe and this is just what I was looking for.

Josie Magistro

Sunday 27th of February 2022

@Susan,

Hello! Do you add the parm into the sauce? Your directions state to add the rest of the ingredients to the melted butter in the pan. I think not. Please clarify. Thank you!