Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is simple and easy for college students (as is anything I make, considering I'm in college myself). I prefer cheese ravioli, but also like to have meat with my meals for protein. I thought of this one when I was grocery shopping one day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef (I have substituted ground deer as well and it comes out fine.)
  • 1 (25 1/2 ounce) canof your preferred red pasta sauce
  • 35 -40 frozen cheese ravioli
  • oregano
  • basil
  • salt (optional)


  1. Season raw meat with oregano, basil and salt to taste.
  2. Brown in microwave (3 minutes on HIGH, chop and stir, another 3 minutes on HIGH).
  3. Drain meat.
  4. Pour sauce over browned meat.
  5. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
  6. Bring water to a brisk boil in large pot.
  7. Slowly add ravioli to boiling water. Add salt if desired.
  8. Cook as desired, stirring occasionally to prevent ravioli from sticking to each other and pot. (About 2 minutes for al dente and 6 minutes for well done.).
  9. Drain ravioli and add to meatsauce.