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My daughter was never a good sleeper. In fact, those first few months after she was born, it was next to impossible to get her to sleep in her bed by herself. She only wanted to be held. So when Easton was born, I just prayed that he was a good baby – especially a good sleeper! Well, my prayers were answered, because he has been such a dream. I’m usually up twice during the night to feed him, but he goes right back down after he eats. But of course, every once in awhile, there are hiccups. Like Saturday night. That boy did not want to go to sleep. All day Sunday, I was a zombie. I haven’t been that tired in a long time!!

Kids or no kids, we all have those days when we feel like we just don’t have the energy to do anything. Especially cook dinner. In comes a recipe like this one. You get a head start by using frozen ravioli, but add in a homemade sauce and you have a wonderful, homemade dinner with very little effort. My husband absolutely loved this meal – he said it was the combination of the chunky sauce and the melted cheese on top. It was a real winner at our house!!


Baked Ravioli | www.tasteandtellblog.com #recipe #pasta
 

Baked Ravioli
 
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Frozen ravioli is combined with a homemade pasta sauce and topped with cheese for an easy dinner.
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons dried thyme or oregano
  • 1 can (28-ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 pounds frozen ravioli
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, breaking up tomatoes with spoon, until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 5½ cups, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ravioli in a large pot of boiling salted water just until they float to the top (pasta will continue to cook in oven). Drain pasta; return to pot.
  3. Toss sauce with pasta. Pour pasta into a large gratin dish or 9-by-13-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.
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  5. from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

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21 Responses to Baked Ravioli

  1. Jennifurla says:

    I LOVe this meal, divine.

  2. The Meal Planner says:

    This is one of the recipes I had been eyeing up in Great Food Fast. Glad to hear you guys gave it such good reviews too. That cookbook is fantastic!

  3. Holly says:

    I LOVE Baked Ravioli! I am bookmarking this one now : )

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A comforting dish! *drool*

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Joanne says:

    This was the only way I ever made "lasagna" when I started cooking! I love those ready-made layers of pasta and ricotta!

  6. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:

    Always love quick and easy dinners like this one!

  7. Tasha says:

    I'm not sure what I find more appealing- the ease of this recipe or just how wonderful it sounds!

  8. Carrian says:

    Gosh that looks good!

  9. Julie says:

    I'm sure that would be a hit here, too!

  10. Keersten says:

    Oh my, this looks so good! I am all over it!

  11. Angela says:

    I happened to have all the ingredients on hand (which rarely happens) so I made this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful! Thanks for sharing..

  12. Nell says:

    I just want to eat this entire bowl right now! Yum! Great idea for a quick meal!

  13. Val from PA says:

    Made this dish the other night and it was wonderful! Very lasagna-ish. Served it with some Italian sausage meatballs with peppers and onions, a salad, and some garlic bread for an out of this world Italian dinner!

  14. Laura says:

    Can you tell me about the ravioli? We don’t have frozen in this country but I can buy it in the fridge section. What ingredients inside them? Like they come with meat or spinach, etc you can pick? Should I change anything since they aren’t frozen?

    • Deborah says:

      @Laura, you could definitely use refrigerated ravioli. Just cook it according to the package directions. I just used a cheese filled ravioli, but you could really use any flavor that you like!

  15. Anne says:

    Please forgive me for asking this question (I really don’t know much about cooking and love your blog because it teaches me so much!) but if I half the recipe and had to choose between a can of whole or crushed tomatoes, which one would be best to use? Does it even matter? Sorry… I really don’t know and would love your help! Thank you!

    • Deborah says:

      Anne – Either whole or crushed should work. If you use whole, you’ll have to break them up yourself a little more, but both will totally work!

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