I was never a fan of ravioli as a child, especially that canned crap. As an adult I absolutely love the stuff especially if it’s homemade but frozen suits me just fine! This baked ravioli recipe has to be one of my toddlers favorite meals. I like it because it’s quick and easy. Something I can throw together and still have it come out tasting like a time-consuming, homemade meal. Not to mention it soothes my beastly craving for homemade lasagna. (which is exactly what it tastes like to me)

One thing I love about baked ravioli (besides it being so cute & fun to eat) is that it is so versatile. Sometimes I add in a layer of spinach & spicy sausage to give it a lil pizzaz.  I’ve even used the chicken stuffed ravioli with success.

This baked ravioli would be a great dish to make for last minute company or to take to a potluck. You could even get the veggie stuffed ravioli & make it a completely vegetarian recipe. It also freezes like a champ! Uh! Gotta love it! If only men could be this accommodating…. ;  )
Step 1.) Dice up onion & garlic.



Step 2.) Saute onion & garlic in 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat until tender.



Step 3.) Add in ground beef & cook until done. Drain the excess oil from the pan.



Step 4.) Add in the spaghetti sauces. Stir until combined.



Step 5.) Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking pan. 



Step 6.) Add a layer of the frozen ravioli, a layer of the sauce mixture and then a layer of cheese. Repeat this step one more time.





Step 7.) Place into the oven and cook for 35 -40 minutes.



Throw together a big bowl of salad and a basket of french bread and dinner is a wrap!

Enjoy!

The Recipe

Cheesy Baked Ravioli

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: main, pasta
Cook time
Total time

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 (24 oz each) jars of spaghetti sauce ( I
  • used a jar of Bertolli five cheese & a jar of
  • Bertolli Tomato Basil flavor)
  • 1½ bags of cheese, shredded (8 oz bags each. I used ½ bag of mozzarella & a bag of Sargentos Italian Blend cheese)
  • 1 (1 lb.) bag of frozen cheese ravioli

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Dice up onion & garlic.
  3. Saute onion & garlic in 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat until tender.
  4. Add in ground beef & cook until done. Drain the excess oil from the pan.
  5. Add in the spaghetti sauces. Stir until combined.
  6. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
  7. Add a layer of the frozen ravioli, a layer of the sauce mixture and then a layer of cheese. Repeat this step one more time.
  8. Place into the oven and cook for 35 -40 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.