Dec 3, 2013

Baked Cheese Ravioli Recipe

I'm sure many of you are sick of leftover turkey dinner and the thought of cooking makes you want to crawl back into bed. If that is you right now, I have the perfect recipe for you. It's not really cooking so don't worry about spending time in the kitchen. I didn't time it exactly but I think it took me 10 minutes to throw together. I can muster up the energy to cook dinner even on the worst days if all I have is 10 minutes of prep work.

As I said earlier, there is no actual cooking involved for this dish. I keep all of these ingredients on hand which is perfect for when I don't make it to the store. I will give you a little tip on cheese, it freezes perfectly for cooking. I stock up on cheese when it's on sale and throw it in the freezer so I always have it on hand. I cannot stress this next tip enough - do not buy shredded cheese! They add cellulose to shredded cheese to keep it from clumping. Trust me, friends don't let friends buy shredded cheese.

Lecture over, now get to work for a few minutes and enjoy dinner!



Baked Cheese Ravioli Recipe-serves 5

2 pounds Frozen Cheese ravioli
1 jar marinara sauce
6 to 8 oz mozzarella cheese
1 T dried parsley

Directions

1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
2. Pour the frozen ravioli into a 9X13 baking dish. That's right, no cooking the ravioli before you put it into the oven.
3. Pour the whole jar of marinara sauce over the ravioli. I actually use spaghetti sauce that I make in a huge batch and freeze for later. But I know that everyone doesn't do this and really canned sauce works in a pinch.
4. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and uncover the foil. Top the ravioli with the shredded cheese and sprinkle on the parsley.
6. Cook uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes. You'll know it's done when the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Serve with a salad and you have a quick and easy dinner on the table with very little effort on your part. My kids love this meal! If you have kids you know how great it feels when you make a meal that no one complains about.

Other pasta dishes my kids love.



4 comments:

  1. I would LOVE this but my husband is odd and doesn't like ravioli. I know. I don't get it either.

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  2. Yeah, I don't get that one. I get not liking the canned stuff that I ate as a kid, but not liking the real stuff? That is just unimaginable.

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  3. Easy-peasy...the kind of recipes I LOVE(I'll be pinning this one)! :-) Thanks for the heads-up about shredded cheese...who knew! And wouldn't you know it...I've got a freezer full of shredded cheese, lol! :-)

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  4. This looks delicious! My boys are suckers for any pasta dish, so this would be a huge hit.

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