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Baked Ravioli


Baking pasta with cheese on top creates a chewy and crispy topping kids will love. You can assemble the dish ahead and refrigerate it, then bake it right before dinner.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2003


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Coarse 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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, breaking up tomatoes with spoon, until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 5 1/2 cups, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook ravioli in a large pot of boiling salted water just until they float to the top (pasta will continue to cook in oven). Drain pasta; return to pot.

  3. Toss sauce with pasta. Pour pasta into a large gratin dish or 9-by-13-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.


Baked Spaghetti: Try the recipe with 1 pound of spaghetti (cook a few minutes less than the package instructions direct). Don't worry if it seems like there's too much sauce; It will be absorbed as the pasta bakes.

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  • MS11162079
    24 FEB, 2017
    Have made this recipe several times because the sauce is just so delivcious! Must admit, didn't bake the Raviolis yet. Just tossed the raviolis in the sauce once I boiled them! Everyone enjoys them.
  • helainep
    22 APR, 2015
    Made it with beef ravioli (per my ten year-old's request) on one half of the dish and cheese ravioli on the other. He loved it. We all did.
  • MirToni
    7 JUL, 2014
    Delicious! Easy to prepare and makes a lot. Made exactly as directed except a Vidalia onion was used instead of a regular onion. The substitute gave the dish a subtle sweet favor. Served with a salad and garlic bread. Would definitely make again!
  • MS112610408
    21 AUG, 2013
    No printer-friendly icon on the ipad version.
  • MS11444043
    21 AUG, 2013
    This recipe sounds so delicious. For those of you having trouble finding the print icon, I was too. Then I tried this: go to the very top of the page, then scroll down so you see about an inch at the top of the scroll bar, and suddenly this new options bar appears at the top with the print icon on the right. Yay.
  • MS10685953
    21 AUG, 2013
    Sounds delicious. Will definitely make this. Even my pasta hating guy likes ravioli. The print icon is right on the top of the page on the far right of the line that has "intro", "ingredients", "directions" on the left and on the far right after the pinterest and facebook etc. icons is the print icon. Mind you it really doesn't look like a printer I just clicked on it out of frustration.
  • GrandmaRita
    21 AUG, 2013
    I don't have a print icon either. I was going to Pin this recipe and the "Pin" just disappeared!
  • GrandmaRita
    21 AUG, 2013
    I love your recipes but I can only print them on several pages. Is there a way to select paper size and use less?
  • nancat
    21 AUG, 2013
    Your screen sure must be different from mine, which only shows facebook, share, and pinterest icons. No print icon on my screen. Anyone else have a print icon on theirs?
  • rcc90
    21 AUG, 2013
    If you need to print the print icon is in the upper right side of the screen. I haven't had any problem printing...