I think Ravioli Bakes might be my new favorite dinner. I don’t know why…they seem so easy. Well, they are easy.
The ravioli do not require any pre-cooking. You just add it to the dish, pour the sauce (in this case, beef spaghetti sauce) on top, then pile on as much cheese as your waistline can handle. 😉 Then bake.
And you end up with that.
Now, there’s one thing I didn’t mention in that instruction sentence up there.
You need to pour 1 cup of hot water over the edges of the baking dish. The ravioli will absorb this water, as well as some of the water in the sauce, and the cooked result is perfect.
As you can see here………
This might be the easiest (and favorite) baked pasta dish in our house!
- 1 kg. Ground beef
- 1 soup minced onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 26 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce
- 20 oz. fresh or frozen ravioli
- 1 cup Hot water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- Chopped fresh basil For garnish
- Fresh vegetables in accompaniment
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and stir in spaghetti sauce.
Place the ravioli in the bottom of the prepared baking dish and pour 1 cup hot water over the top. Then pour the beef-spaghetti sauce on top. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the grated parmesan on top then the grated mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until ravioli in center are softened and cheese on top is golden brown.
Chop the basil for garnish.
Prepare the vegetables.
Serve the beef ravioli with a garnish of fresh basil and fresh vegetables.