Easy Tomato Spinach Ravioli Bake


Easy Tomato Spinach Ravioli Bake


Easy Tomato Spinach Ravioli Bake – This quick, healthy easy and cheap dinner recipe combines four simple ingredients: ravioli, marinara sauce, spinach, and parmesan. The tomato spinach ravioli bake is rich and nourishing and makes an excellent main dish, perfect for a family. This also makes a nice big batch any busy mom or dad! Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS YOU NEED


1 bag (25oz) of fresh or frozen ravioli (use your favorite – we used Italian sausage)

12 oz marinara sauce

2 cups fresh spinach


1 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


DIRECTIONS

1. To make the tomato spinach ravioli bake recipe: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC) and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Quickly saute the spinach in a tablespoon of butter, then set aside.


2. Spread about 3/4 cup of the marinara sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.


3. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce.


4. Top with parmesan cheese and the sauteed spinach. Repeat the layers starting with what’s left of the ravioli. Finish by topping with the remainder of the sauce and parmesan. Sprinkle cracked pepper in between the layers, to taste.


5. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes for fresh ravioli (30 minutes for frozen). Remove the foil and continue baking for about 2 minutes to crisp up the cheese. Garnish the tomato spinach ravioli bake with parsley, and then serve with garlic bread, salad or veggies. Enjoy!


Note:


You can also replace the marinara sauce with alfredo sauce.

No need to add salt as the ravioli and parmesan should bring enough.