Slow-Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole

Frozen beef ravioli get this Italian-inspired casserole off to a speedy start, while slow cooking makes it hassle free.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped
2
jars (26 oz each) four cheese-flavored tomato pasta sauce
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
2
packages (25 oz each) frozen beef-filled ravioli
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In Dutch oven or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook onion and garlic in oil about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.
  • 2 Place 1 cup of the sauce mixture in slow cooker. Add 1 package frozen ravioli; top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli and 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours or until hot. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite shredded Italian cheese in this casserole. Asiago, fontina, provolone and Parmesan all melt nicely; try one, a combination, or purchase a shredded cheese blend.

To easily chop parsley, trim the stems and place the leaves in a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Use kitchen scissors to snip the leaves, rotating the cup until all the parsley is chopped.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1380mg
1380%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.