Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comforting Baked Ravioli

I'll start off by saying it was difficult to narrow down the title for this post.
Shall it start with...

Family favorite

The list goes on but ultimately it's all of those things which make it comforting to me!

Let me intoduce you to your new favorite go-to meal!  This is truly Italian-esque comfort food in everyway possible way.  It's the perfect easy meal for a busy mom who needs a few trademark simple meals on hand everybody eats, yet it's tasty enough for company.  This baked ravioli tastes absolutely divine, looks made from scratch (but so isn't), only calls for a handful of ingredients, and is soooo easy to make!  It's a cross between simple ravioli with sauce and lasagna, which is delish but so time consuming.  

You could dress this recipe up as much as you like.  Maybe adding fresh chopped spinach, olives or fresh basil.  You could even add some ricotta cheese for an even creamier dish.  This is the outline to a very basic, easy, amazing recipe!  You really can't go wrong with here.  

I made it last when my family came in to stay with us, and it was a big hit.  Our children gobble it up every time!  We enjoy eating it with a fresh salad and hot garlic bread.  Your family will love me, errr, you for this delicious baked ravioli!

Baked Ravioli

1 pkg. frozen beef ravioli (or cheese) We like Kroger's brand.
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella 
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.  

Pour a little sauce in the bottom and spread out to evenly coat the pan.  Line up the frozen ravioli to make an even layer.  Next layer 1 c. mozzarella cheese.  Next about 1/2 of the remaining sauce.  Repeat layers ending with the mozz cheese.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and Italian seasoning and salt to your liking.

Bake covered with foil for about 40 minutes and uncovered for another 15-20.  Done!


Lois' Laughlines said...

Thanks for sharing this, I will be making it soon. It looks delicious. Many blessings to you and your family.

Julia Dickson said...

Yum! So trying this. Thanks Leslie :) Blessings