Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Ravioli Bake

This is one of the simplest recipes and is something I like to have in my back pocket for busy weeknights.

There's really no right or wrong way but I'll give y'all the basics and then some suggestions or other variations.

What You'll Need...
- Ravioli (about 20 oz)
- Marinara Sauce (1.5 jars)
- Cottage Cheese (2 cups)
- Mozzarella Cheese (3 cups)
- Grated Parmesan
- Parsley flakes

Step 1 - Cook the ravioli according to the package directions

Step 2 - Layer as following
Spread some sauce, in the bottom of a baking dish, 1/2 the ravioli, 1 cup cottage cheese, handful of shredded mozzarella, sauce, 1/2 ravioli, 1 cup cottage cheese, handful of mozzarella, sauce, mozzarella, parmesan. Sprinkle on some parsley (I forgot)

Step 3 - Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes until everything is hot and bubbly and the cheese on top is melted.  Let sit for about 20 minutes and then serve.

Okay - it doesn't look super pretty BUT IT IS SO GOOD!!!

Here are a few ideas of how to vary it using the same basic method...
- Use tortellini instead of ravioli
- Throw in some cooked crumbled Italian sausage or diced ham as a layer
- Mix a jar of marinara with a jar of alfredo and use that as your sauce
- Use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese (or use a layer of both)
- Throw in some fresh sliced mushrooms and/or basil

It's so simple, filling and a great way to use up some extra cheese, veggies, etc. that you have in your pantry.  I prepped this one morning and then popped it in the oven when I got home... it's seriously so so so simple!

HAPPY Tuesday, friends!


  1. I used to sneak some shredded/grated zucchini and/or yellow squash into my red pasta sauces to add some veggies to the mix. My kids never knew I did that till they were older and helped me make some of these dishes!

  2. I made this all the time when my kids were young. I dumped in the ravioli frozen & cooked about 45 mins or so. My sister and I both made it. Never used cottage cheese though. Lots of variations. Crowd favorite!!

  3. Do you heat up the sauce in a pan first, or just dump it in?


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