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Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole

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This Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole is loaded with juicy beef, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheese stuffed ravioli, and pasta sauce. This ravioli bake is sure to be a family favorite!

cheesy ravioli on a plate
Serve with garlic bread and a big fresh salad!

I’m always on the hunt for meals that I can make on busy weeknights that don’t take a lot of effort. Call me lazy, but we have super busy lives! I took a shortcut and used frozen cheese stuffed ravioli, but you could also use fresh ravioli if you’d rather.

If you are looking for more easy dinners, be sure to try my Taco Ring Recipe, Instant Pot Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, and Instant Pot Ham and Beans.

Why You’ll Love Baked Cheese Ravioli

  • The whole family will love it
  • Basic ingredients you can grab at the grocery store
  • Simple to make variations
  • Hearty meal that sticks to your ribs
  • Easy meal for busy parents
  • Comforting dish for any time of year
  • Great freezer meal

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground Beef
  • Cheesy ravioli (fresh or frozen)
  • Favorite pasta sauce, or marinara sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
ingredients to make easy baked ravioli

How To Make Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the meat sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef drain grease. Add minced garlic, pasta sauce, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine well.

meat sauce in bowl

Step 2: Form lazy lasagna layers

Coat the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add meat sauce to the bottom of a baking dish. Add a single layer of cheese ravioli. Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese and parmesan on top of the ravioli. Place another layer of ravioli followed by more meat sauce and cheese. Repeat as many times as you need until you use up all of the ingredients.

frozen ravioli in baking dish

Step 3: Bake

Place the frozen baked ravioli in the oven and cook for 45 minutes, covered with aluminum foil. After 45 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

pasta in baking dish with cheese

Variations

  • Italian Sausage – Swap the ground beef for some Italian sausage for a zesty flavor.
  • Ground Turkey – Lighten it up by using some ground turkey (or even ground chicken) instead of beef.
  • Cheese – Play around with the cheese you use. I like mozzarella and parmesan, but anything you like will work.
  • Beef ravioli – Instead of cheese ravioli, go ahead and use beef stuffed ravioli instead. YUM!
  • Heavy cream – To add a more creamy flavor to the pasta sauce, place the sauce in the skillet with the ground beef and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Stir well and add to the ravioli.
  • Veggies – Add bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and black olives are all pretty tasty.
  • Fresh spinach – Warm the meat mixture in a skillet and add in spinach. Stir until the spinach has softened.
fork with cheese ravoili

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you serve with baked ravioli?

This baked ravioli casserole will be a huge hit when you serve it with garlic bread, bread sticks, fresh green salad, or roasted veggies.

Do I have to cook the frozen ravioli?

No, place the uncooked pasta in the baking dish in layers with the meat sauce and cheese. No need to cook it first! If you are in a hurry you can cook the ravioli according to the packaging directions so that it’s al dente. But this step certainly isn’t required.

Can This Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Yep! Prepare the ravioli bake completely, but don’t bake it. Cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before heating and serving.

ready to serve baked cheese ravioli

Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole

This Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole is loaded with juicy beef, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheese stuffed ravioli, and pasta sauce. This ravioli bake is sure to be a family favorite!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cheese ravioli
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 597kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 25 ounces ravioli frozen
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic more or less with your preference
  • parsley minced, garnish
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef drain grease. Add minced garlic, pasta sauce, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine well.
  • Coat the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add meat sauce to the bottom of a baking dish. Add a single layer of cheese ravioli. Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese and parmesan on top of the ravioli. Place another layer of ravioli followed by more meat sauce and cheese. Repeat as many times as you need until you use up all of the ingredients.
  • Place the frozen baked ravioli in the oven and cook for 45 minutes, covered with aluminum foil. After 45 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Variations

  • Italian Sausage – Swap the ground beef for some Italian sausage for a zesty flavor.
  • Ground Turkey – Lighten it up by using some ground turkey (or even ground chicken) instead of beef.
  • Cheese – Play around with the cheese you use. I like mozzarella and parmesan, but anything you like will work.
  • Beef ravioli – Instead of cheese ravioli, go ahead and use beef stuffed ravioli instead. YUM!
  • Heavy cream – To add a more creamy flavor to the pasta sauce, place the sauce in the skillet with the ground beef and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Stir well and add to the ravioli.
  • Veggies – Add bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and black olives are all pretty tasty.
  • Fresh spinach – Warm the meat mixture in a skillet and add in spinach. Stir until the spinach has softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1364mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 12mg
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