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Rating: 4.45 stars
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Ridiculously easy but will impress your taste buds! This dish turns ordinary frozen ravioli into a culinary delight!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until the meat is browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes; stir in garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in diced tomatoes and mix in Italian seasoning and salt. Reduce heat to low and cook at a simmer, stirring occasionally, while you complete remaining steps.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, stir in frozen ravioli, and reduce heat to medium. Cook ravioli until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain.

  • Place half the ravioli into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and cover with layers of half the spinach, half the ground beef sauce, half the mozzarella cheese, half the Cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers once more and sprinkle top with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Cover dish with foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 41.7g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 87.7mg; sodium 1184.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2012
Well, I made as is with the exception of the spinach (forgot to get it). I hesitated with the salt, seemed like a lot, but decided to just go for it....WRONG. It was actually pretty good and easy to make, but WAYYYY TOO MUCH SALT. Smelled great while cooking, very easy to make, but did I mention that there was too much salt? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2013
Just too darn salty! I as hopeful since I had all the ingredients on hand and wanted to finish off what was left of a large bag of cheese ravioli. I even reduced the salt by 1/4 tsp. But obviously that wasn't reduced nearly enough. Otherwise the recipe is just OK. The sauce is very thin. It smelled great while cooking but was disappointing in the end. Read More
(5)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2012
Well, I made as is with the exception of the spinach (forgot to get it). I hesitated with the salt, seemed like a lot, but decided to just go for it....WRONG. It was actually pretty good and easy to make, but WAYYYY TOO MUCH SALT. Smelled great while cooking, very easy to make, but did I mention that there was too much salt? Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
Love this recipe. If you have picky eaters with vegetables, try processing them in a blender or food processor. This makes a thicker sauce and hides the vegies. My picky grandaughter loves this and she "Hates tomatoes and spinach". Since I don't cook with salt, I used 1 tsp garlic powder, onion powder and a small pinch of cumin and Italian seasoning and put in the food processor with the tomatoes and spinach. If you don't cook the ravioli you can put in frozen and just add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water to the sauce. Comes out of the oven really yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
This was a big hit. I used ground chicken and got a bag of tex mex instead of getting both mozzarella and cheddar. I think I just added all of my ingredients (all of the chicken, all of the ravioli and all of the cheese... just eyeball it. you can't really mess it up). I made this for four people and ended up with enough for seconds and leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2012
perfect and delicious quick meal even for picky eaters! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2013
Made this last night and thought it was delish! I had read previous reviews so I didn't add salt and substituted italian sausage for ground beef. Hubby loved it-will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2013
This was a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It's not something I would serve to company but it's definitely good comfort food when you're short on time and ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2013
Just too darn salty! I as hopeful since I had all the ingredients on hand and wanted to finish off what was left of a large bag of cheese ravioli. I even reduced the salt by 1/4 tsp. But obviously that wasn't reduced nearly enough. Otherwise the recipe is just OK. The sauce is very thin. It smelled great while cooking but was disappointing in the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2013
I thought this was very good. I did have to make some modifications because I was so excited to try it but am really trying to clean out the freezer/pantry. So I used Italian sausage and butternut squash ravioli. Good combo I omitted the salt because the sausage has enough I think. I like the lightness of the sauce but I might puree it next time as I didn't like the tomato chunks (personal preference I know!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
Love this dish!! I used Italian sausage instead of hamburger and I didn't add any salt at all, and I didn't use any Cheddar cheese, I just used Mozzarella and Parmesan. Other than that, I followed the recipe and I will make again. Read More
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