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Easy Ravioli Bake

easy ravioli bake Entree Italian
Easy Ravioli Bake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

If you love to order cheese ravioli when you’re at your favorite Italian eatery, you can now have that restaurant-quality meal at home, with the no-fuss prep of a baked casserole. Using pre-cooked, frozen ravioli means you can get right to assembling baked ravioli for a quick and delicious dinner. MORE+ LESS-

October 4, 2018

Ingredients

1
jar (26 to 28 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
1
package (25 to 27 1/2 ounces) frozen cheese-filled ravioli
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of rectangular baking dish 13x9x2-inches, with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Spread 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce in baking dish. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in single layer over sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, starting with ravioli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 3
    Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in center. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Expert Tips

  • Frozen stuffed pastas, either cheese or meat-filled, are a good freezer staple. A spinach tortellini is another option to have on hand, great in this quick baked dish or in soups or main-dish salads.
  • Switch things up with the cheese you choose—mozzarella melts beautifully, but so do other softer Italian cheeses, like smooth Provolone (try one that’s smoked), a nutty fontina, or a pungent taleggio.
  • Make an easy crunchy topping to contrast the gooey casserole. Toss coarse dried bread crumbs with the grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, a dash of dried Italian herbs, and a generous grind of freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle over the casserole before baking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
11g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Every culture seems to find a new and intriguing way to make dough, fill it with something delicious and create a lasting culinary tradition. Italians have been enjoying ravioli since at least the 14th century, when a Venetian cookbook manuscript suggested filling ravioli with green herbs, beaten egg and fresh cheese, simmering them in broth and seasoning them with "sweet and strong spices.” Regional variations on the classic style are found throughout Italy. In Rome, for example, the filling is often made with ricotta cheese, spinach, nutmeg and black pepper. In Sardinia, ravioli are filled with ricotta and grated lemon rind. While ravioli were traditionally rolled and shaped at home, prefilled frozen ravioli can make a home cook’s life much easier. This simple ravioli casserole is a no-fuss way to enjoy a warm and hearty pasta dish in a hurry. A jar of pasta sauce and some shredded cheese are added directly to the frozen noodles – no defrosting or boiling needed. The result is a ravioli bake that will become your go-to favorite for weeknight dinners and potluck offerings. Find more easy-prep inspiration in Betty’s baked ravioli recipe collection.

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