Bake Ravioli

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Some times you want the big yummy flavors of a Sunday Supper on a weeknight but you just don’t have the time. That’s when what I like to call “semi-homemade” dinners come into play. By using a few short cuts, you can make this Baked Ravioli, with all the layered flavors of a fancy lasagna in a fraction of the time.

Bake Ravioli

If you wanted to play with the flavors, you could use different flavors of ravioli. You could also make this recipe with tortellini. You can use fresh or frozen stuffed pasta, and no need to thaw if it is frozen, just add 5 minutes to the cook time. You’ll notice I listed using two square baking dishes (8×8 or 9×9) instead of a single larger dish. This is to help the pasta and sausage evenly without taking too long.

If you want to add one more short cut to this recipe, you could use your favorite jarred or canned red sauce recipe. My biggest aversion to canned sauce is the sort of tinny flavor, the high acid that usually causes heart-burn. One trick to alleviate that is to add in some honey. Honey and hot honey both do a great job of cutting the acid and letting you just taste the great flavor of the tomatoes instead.

Bake Ravioli

This recipe is a great make ahead, meal prep or leftovers dish. It keeps very well and reheats beautifully. Just 15 minutes in the oven or some time in the microwave and you are set.

Bake Ravioli

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Bake Ravioli

A sort of lazy lasagna with cheese ravioli, red sauce, and italian sausage
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese ravioli, cream cheese, easy dinner, Italian Sausage, mozzarella, red sauce, semi-homemade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 8×8 or 9×9 Baking dishes


  • lb Italian Sausage removed from casing & pinched into 1in chunks
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese quartered
  • 40 oz Cheese Ravioli
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp Parsley

For Red Sauce

  • 2 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 15oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning see recipe below
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Hot Honey


  • Preheat oven to 375degF.
  • Combine red sauce ingredients and divide evenly between the two baking dishes. Add half of sausage chunks and half of cream cheese to each dish. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir to break up cream cheese. Add half of ravioli to each baking dish. Stir to coat. Cover with foil and return to oven. (The dishes are still hot so be careful!). Bakr for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and remove foil. Sprinkle each with 1 cup of mozzarella and half of parsley. Return to oven for 10 minutes more. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Italian Seasoning

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10 thoughts on “Bake Ravioli

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 106. Shared.

  2. cgarrett08tx – TX – Christy has three children. She has over 25 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom and a single parent. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.
    Christy Garrett says:

    Yum. This looks delicious. I’ll have to make some this weekend. We love ravioli.

  3. EsmeSalon – I help Entrepreneurs | Innovators | Bloggers & Home Chefs, so please check around and let me know if I can assist in any way. We have a weekly InLinkz party, and it’s free to join, so I hope to meet you there!
    EsmeSalon says:

    Totally out of this world delicious looking.

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