Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ravioli Bake


Smack dab in the middle of the work week and after school commitments are so often the trap that we so easily will fall into. Compromising, ourselves we run through the drive-thru, pick the pizza, or maybe we open the beloved can of spagehettio's. 
Yes..everyone is fed
but
 making this the norm will make a family extremely unsatisfied.
I'd like to share my middle of the week Go-To.
Ravioli Bake!
You can also do yourself a Quick Ravioli right on top of the stove.
Quick Ravioli
Ingredients: 
2 bags of frozen ravioli~They are usually found in your freezer section of the grocery store 
                                     near the frozen breads. As a norm, they come beef or cheese filled.
                                     My family loves the cheese filled. I use a pound of sausage in 
                                     my cheesy raviolis but if I'm using the beef raviolis I omit the sausage.
1 pound sausage~Jimmy Dean makes a pretty good Italian flavor that goes great.
2 cans of spaghetti sauce~24 ounce
bag of grated cheese or block of cheese, grated~About any cheese work just fine.
Seasoning~use what you have on hand~I give it a bit of black pepper, a little more garlic powder,
                                     a little basil, a dash of parsley.
Directions:
1. Cook frozen ravioli according to directions on package and drain.
2. Brown Sausage.
3. In a large pot, put your spaghetti sauce in pot bring to a simmer while adding your browned
                                      sausage, seasonings. 
4. Add raviolis to sauce.
5. Stir-in 1/3 of your cheese.
6. Top with remaining cheese immediately before serving.

Ravioli Bake
Ingredients:
Ravioli~cooked in sauce or leftover quick ravioli.
1 can diced tomatoes
small can of sliced mushroom
small onion diced
green pepper
pepperoni
Mozzarella cheese

Directions:
1. In a 9 X 13 casserole dish, place ravioli and can of tomatoes.
2. Saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms.
3. Stir sauteed vegetables,pepperoni, and 1/3 cheese evenly through ravioli.
4. Bake at 350 degrees covered with tin foil for about 20 minutes.
       Uncover for 5-10 minutes giving it that nice browned look.
5. Cover with cheese.

Oh Yum...it's a crowd pleaser.

   

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