Valentine’s Day with Olivieri Pasta #Recipes4Romance & Contest Alert

How do you celebrate your love? Valentine’s Day does not need to be the only day you do this. It is a nice reminder though to get out of the every day routine and appreciate your loved one in a special way. 

My husband and I have been together for a long time. With four children it is easy to forget we are more than mom and dad. So we try to get out once a week and just hang out together. We go for lunch, go shopping or have dinner and a few drinks with one another. Anything to be alone and show each other we still care and are still more than parents.  Sometimes schedules and funds do not make going out an option. When this happens we stay in and make the best of it. You can not really have a romantic evening with a house full of kids. But time together is what matters, and family time is always good 🙂 Time at home for us is usually is a yummy meal for the family and a movie. Every once in a while I like to show him I think he is special and remember to cook up his faves. 

Often meals at home are quick and easy and appealing to all. But this time I wanted to do something special, just for us.

Quick, easy and affordable are still factors in this meal planning. But this time I made it more geared towards romance, grown up friendly. Olivieri Pasta made this so simple to do. I created two meals for less than $20 for the two of us. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! There was even some leftover for the kids! 

Olivieri pasta

To make Valentine’s Day even more special for a limited time Olivieri is debuting their heart shaped Ravioli and new Romantic Recipes perfect for that special day. 

Ravioli hearts from Olivieri

Ravioli hearts from Olivieri

Living where I do I could not find the heart shaped Ravioli anywhere. But we have limited stores so I bet you have better luck in the city. I did however pick up other pastas from Olivieri. 

I made Ravioli with brown butter sauce and Tortellini Caesar salad 

brown butter ravioli 2

Ravioli with Brown Butter sauce (adapted from Ravioli Hearts with Brown Butter Sauce


  • 1 (300 g) Package Olivieri  Spinach & Cheese Ravioli
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • grape tomatoes 

Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 minutes

BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

HEAT butter in a large skillet over medium until lightly browned and frothy. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat with brown butter. Sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese.

SERVE pasta sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese and topped with sliced tomatoes 

dinner for two

This was really good and we loved the cheese. Fresh Parmesan cheese is always nice. I added the tomatoes to give it some colour.  Great for dinner or lunch for two. 

Tortellini Caesar salad (cold)

  • 1 (250g) Package Olivieri  Three Cheese Tortellini 
  • Caesar Salad dressing 1/4 cup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup

Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 10 minutes 

  • Boil pasta as directed on pouch
  • Drain and rinse with cold water
  • Add salad dressing, mix in Parmesan cheese

Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer and serve as a salad cold

tortellini salad


Contest alert

Valentine’s is near and Romance is in the air! Win a Spa retreat for two from Olivieri  Ends Feb 23rd 2014 and open to Canada. Good Luck! 

Check out Olivieri Pasta for more recipe ideas and be sure to connect with them online


  1. Looks delicious : brown butter sauce and ravioli! I love your set up! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. That tortellini caesar salad looks delicious! I’ve got to try that for lumch one day (and then go work off the carbs at the gym).

  3. Victoria Ess says

    Sounds simple and delicious! Just the kind of meal I like to make!

  4. I love the Oliveiri pastas – so easy to make and they so good
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  5. Yummy! I've never thought of making pasta caesar salad – what a great idea! I have never tried Oliveiri but I must!
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  6. Looks really good, especially the ravioli with brown butter sauce. That is one of my favorites.

  7. That looks so delicious – I love the brown butter sauce. I definitely need lunch soon – you made me so hungry!

  8. My tummy just rumbled! This looks so delish.
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  9. Yummm. This sounds (and looks) delicious! Love how you decorated for Valentine's Day, too 🙂

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  10. How cute are the heart pasta?! I need those for sure! Love the versatility of this recipe. Great for summer and winter! Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Brown. Butter. Sauce. How can that NOT be yummy?

  12. That looks absolutely delicious! We really don't celebrate Valentine's Day but I would get those heart pasta just for Valentine's Day.
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  13. I love the cute heart shaped pasta. I would buy those year round just to be cute and to share the love with my family. We find Olivieri to be such a great quick healthy choice. I need more companies and brands that are this simple to use for my family. I never would have thought of that salad. I will try to make that soon though. It sounds really tasty.
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  14. ladyboarder9669 says

    This looks like a fabulous vday meal! thanks so much for sharing! my mouth is watering!

  15. This sounds so good! I'm a vegetarian and a big fan of pasta, so I'll have to see if I can get my hands on these! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Amber Benoit says

    sounds yummy thanks for sharing

  17. 3citygirlsnyc says

    I've never heard of a tortelli salad. Must try!

  18. I don't think I've ever seen this brand, I'll have to keep my eyes open!
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  19. cottagebunny says

    This tortelli salad sounds delicious and simple to make too.I will be making this often.Thanks so much for sharing.
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