With September just about over, it’s the time of year when I am making more and more in the oven and allowing it to heat up the house. So when I was assigned the blog Life on Food for this months Secret Recipe Club challenge I was looking for something to warm our tummies.
I didn’t have to look long on Emily’s blog before I found this Ravioli Bake. The overflowing cheese won me over immediately. Emily is a self-proclaimed foodie, and I can see why!
Since I was using my own sauce, I grabbed some out of the freezer the night before to allow it to thaw. Then I poured it into a sauce pan when it was time.
Boiled my raviolis
Mixed the two together
Added my first layer
Added my second layer
More cheese? Yes, Please!
Then cooked it up!
I used my own sauce recipe, but this one below is the original ingredient list.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, or oregano
1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
2 pounds store-bought frozen ravioli
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat sauce in large pan, simmering for about 20 minutes.
In separate pan bring water to a boil and cook ravioli for just a few minutes. Drain and add to sauce.
Mix sauce and pasta then pour 1/2 of raviolis into a 9×13 casserole dish.
Sprinkle with half of cheese.
Pour in the rest of the raviolis and top with other half of cheese.
Bake on 425° for about 25 minutes or until bubbling. Cool before serving.
I used one bag of cheese raviolis, and one bag of meat. And I will say, it was A LOT! The recipes says it serves 6, but the 5 of us ate this two nights in a row, so I’d probably only use one bag next time. But it was delicious and I will definitely make it again!
What are some of your favorite meals to make as the weather starts to cool?
Here is what the other September Secret Recipe Club member were dishing up!