A cross between lasagna and baked ziti, this ravioli dish comes together in just one pan and goes from stove top, to oven to your dining room table in less than 30 minutes!
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How do I make baked ravioli?
A quick saute of onion and garlic with dried oregano will start the flavorful base. Then brown some spicy Italian sausage and pour in a splash of red wine before adding store bought pasta sauce and fresh spinach.
Stir in refrigerated ravioli and add fresh mozzarella. Then bake until bubbly, melty and delicious.
This is one of those meals that you can easily throw together after a long day and have dinner in the oven in just 10 minutes.
Do I have to boil the pasta in this baked ravioli?
Nope! No boiling, no straining, no extra dirty dishes! The ravioli will cook right in the pan with the sauce and cheese!
The red wine not only adds flavor but also adds enough liquid that the ravioli will cook through along with the moisture of the pasta sauce and spinach.
Just be sure the ravioli is entirely covered by sauce so that it cooks evenly and all the way through.
What kind of ravioli should I use for this recipe?
I like to use Giovanni Rana mushroom ravioli. It cooks in just 4 minutes (when boiled) which makes it perfect for this baked ravioli recipe.
You could also use any of their other ravioli or even tortellini refrigerated pastas. And no, this is not a sponsored post. I just love their products because they taste great and cook quickly.
Keep in mind if you’re using another brand of refrigerated ravioli (Butoni for example) you may need to bake the dish for a bit longer as the ravioli may have a longer suggested cook time.
What kind of sauce should I use for baked pasta?
Everyone has their favorite brand of store brought sauce, but I’m a Prego girl through and through. I like their traditional red pasta sauce best because it’s so versatile and allows me to add all kinds of flavors.
Use whatever kind you like best but I’d recommend something basic as you’ll be adding onion, garlic, oregano, spicy sausage and red wine so it’ll be getting quite a flavor boost.
Again, not sponsored – just love Prego!
Can I make this baked ravioli vegetarian?
Sure! Just skip the turkey sausage and this dish is vegetarian! If you choose to eliminate the meat, you can also reduce the amount of pasta sauce to 2-2.5 cups instead of 3 cups.
Can I use ground beef instead of sausage?
Of course! I just like the extra flavor and spice that turkey sausage adds, but ground beef would work great in this recipe also.
Can I make baked ravioli ahead of time?
Yes! Feel free to make this up to two days in advance and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. Be sure to allow the ravioli to sit out on the counter for about an hour before baking so that it can come to room temperature.
Then just bake as directed and enjoy!
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A cross between lasagna and baked ziti, this ravioli dish comes together in just one pan and goes from stove top, to oven, to your kitchen table in less than 30 minutes!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 19.5 oz. hot Italian turkey sausage, loose
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 3 cups store bought pasta sauce
- 2-3 cups fresh baby spinach
- 20 oz. refrigerated ravioli
- 8 oz. fresh mozzarella
- Kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat olive oil in a wide, shallow dutch oven style casserole dish over medium heat. Add onion and large pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes.
- Add garlic and oregano and cook for another minute, stirring frequently.
- Add sausage and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through.
- Stir in red wine and pasta sauce.
- Then stir in fresh spinach.
- Add ravioli and stir until it’s well coated in sauce. Be sure each ravioli is nestled into the sauce so it cooks evenly.
- Tear mozzarella into chunks and place on top of ravioli in a single layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the ravioli is al dente and the sauce is bubbling.
- Broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese on top.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!
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