Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
Found this out of a supermarket cookbook. It's one my children really love.
- 1 (26 -28 ounce) pasta sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 (25 -27 ounce) frozen cheese ravioli
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Spray bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch pan with Pam.
- Spread 3/4 cups pasta sauce in the baking dish.
- Arrange 1/2 the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce; top with 1/2 the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
- Repeat these layers starting with the ravioli.
- Sprinkle with parmesan.
- Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake uncovered 15-20 minutes more until bubbly and hot in the center.
- Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
My family loves this! I make a few modifications: I use Italian sausage in my sauce, after I layer the ravioli, I sprinkle grated Parmesan, sharp cheddar and Italian cheese. Not a lot because of the cheesy ravioli. It is fabulous!
I thought this dish was good, however, I didn't think it was worth the extra effort involved in the preparation work of layering the dish. It also took a lot longer to bake vs. just boiling the pasta. It only seemed to slightly change the texture but it still tasted very similar to the standard method of preparation. Since the standard method is much faster I don't see any reason to differ. The only advantage of this type of recipe would probably be if you were taking it to a gathering or if you added in some crumbled meat and other ingredients to make it into a casserole. Thanks for posting!!!
I used the Costco spinach & cheese ravioli and added shredded zucchini and carrots to the spaghetti sauce. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic toast and it's a winner! Thanks for sharing this recipe.