Recipe by Angie Shirk Williams
"This recipe is a hit with my husband and everyone else I've given the recipe to. It's very easy and satisfies that Italian craving."
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1/2 (25 ounce) package
frozen cheese ravioli
1 (14 ounce) jar
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes, drained
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
Mmm, good stuff. I use Italian sausage instead of beef, a whole 25 oz bag of ravioli, and a bag of my own frozen tomatoes. I add chopped onion and green pepper while frying the meat and a 28 oz jar of sauce. Oh, and I double the cheese, 2 cups on each layer. Great with garlic toast and a glass of red wine.
Easy and tasty!
Good meal with some additions/changes. For all who aren't sure ... NO, you do not need to boil the ravioli first, but I let it thaw for a while before baking (about an hour), but you don't have to do this if you don't have time. Here's what else I changed. Add 1 diced onion and 1 tsp garlic to the beef. When adding the sauce add 1 small can sliced mushrooms. Use 26 oz jar spagetti sauce (I used Ragu No sugar added Basil Tomato) and WELL DRAINED diced tomatoes. This gave me plenty of sauce for the layering. Use the entire package of ravioli and a 9x13 dish. no need to grease/oil the dish. after the first layer of cheese I added small dollops of ricotta over entire pan. Also all cheese measurements need to be increased since using more ravioli and larger pan. Ended with sauce layer. Bake 30 min with foil on then decrease heat to 350, remove foil and bake an extra 15 minutes. After removing from oven and sprinkling with parmesan, allow the dish to cool for 5-10 minutes. This will make slicing/serving easier.
Great throw-together meal. I used a whole bag of frozen ravioli, and added chopped mushrooms and garlic to my browning meat. I also added one and a half cans spaghetti sauce. Served with a salad, corn, and garlic bread, and you've got a wonderful meal!!
It seems there are some cooking snobs here. Not everyone has the time to spend the entire afternoon cooking dinner from scratch. Just because a recipe is "semi-homemade" doesn't mean it isn't good. This recipe made a quick and tasty week night meal. Thanks for sharing.
This was a wonderful dish. My kids and their company loved it! I'll definately make it again! And for those of you who want everything from scratch, you CAN make your own ravioli, spaghetti sauce and can your own tomatoes....but for us regular folks, this makes for a wonderful, homecooked meal!
Thank you for sharing this recipe!
EXCELLENT!! I USED 1/2 A 25OZ. BAG OF BEEF RAV. AND 1/2 CHEESE- 2 LARGE CANS OF SPAG SAUCE- 8OZ OF FRESH MUSHROOM- BROWNED 1# BEEF WITH GARLIC,ONION POWDER, SALT AND PEPPER WITH MUSHROOMS- LAYERED AS TOLD IN RECIPE- ADDED LAST LAYER OF CHEESE 15 MINS BEFORE REMOVING FROM OVEN- DID NOT COOK RAV. CAME OUT AWESOME- USED A 13X9 PAN- HUSBAND AND SON LOVED IT!!!! VERY EASY!!
My guys loved this!!
I browned the meat with 1 diced onion and 2 pressed garlic cloves.
I omitted the canned Spaghetti sauce and instead I used 1 (29 oz) can of Tom puree, 2 (14.5 oz) cans of petite diced tomatoes and 1 can of tom paste. I seasoned it as I would a spaghetti sauce with basil, oregano and a little sugar.
I used a whole bag of cheese raviolis.
My husband said it was better than lasagna! High praise indeed! We have a 14 year old and a 4 year old. They loved it too. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beefy Baked Ravioli
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 215
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