Easy Ravioli Bake

This recipe has so much flavor, I really enjoy it.  You can use any type of ravioli that you want (chicken, cheese, spinach, etc.).  I used a “florentine” ravioli from Wegmans which is a combination of ricotta cheese, spinach and garlic.  It’s nice because it has great flavor and it cuts the saturated fat down a little since there is more then just cheese inside.  To make this recipe healthier, you can swap out the suggested mozzarella cheese topping and instead sprinkle with grated parmesan like I did.  I hope you like it!

Easy Ravioli Bake– very slightly adapted from Cooking Light

Serves: 4

2 (9 oz) packages refrigerated or frozen ravioli’s of your choice

Cooking Spray

1 cup white onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

4 garlic cloves, minced

6 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup dry white wine (or water if not on hand)

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

1/8 tsp. black pepper

4 (14.5-oz) cans no salt added diced tomatoes (I only used 3 cans due to the size of my pan and it turned out to be plenty)

1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese Sprinkle of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.  Drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan or dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray (I added a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil).  Add onion, bell pepper, oregano, and garlic.  Saute 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Add tomato paste and next 6 ingredients, stirring well to combine, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat.  Add pasta to tomato mixture, tossing well to combine.  Spoon pasta mixture into a 13×9 glass baking dish and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. 
  4. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes.  Top with a generous sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.
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