This Ravioli Spinach Bake is like a hassle-free lasagna, and it makes a great meatless dinner the whole family will love! It's so easy you will be happy to make it any night of the week!
Here's a great shortcut to lasagna! I love how easy this dish is, and it is hearty and filling and great comfort food. Plus, it gives me another opportunity to sneak some extra veggies into the kids with the fresh spinach.
Truth be told, it isn't all that sneaky, because you can clearly see the spinach in there. But when it is covered in sauce and cheese, somehow they just eat it without complaining!
This dish feeds my entire family of 2 hungry boys, 1 hungry husband, and me, plus we usually have about 2 servings left over. If you have a bigger or even more hungry family, you can add a side of garlic bread.
I usually try to avoid the garlic bread, except as a special treat once in a while (too many carbs for one meal!), but I like to serve a side salad and some steamed broccoli with this.
If you don't have fresh spinach on hand, you can substitute a box of frozen. Just thaw and squeeze out some of the moisture first so you don't wind up with a runny mess in your ravioli.
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Ravioli Spinach Bake
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Ravioli Spinach Bake
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 20 ounces cheese ravioli (1 package)
- 10 ounces fresh spinach
- 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Mix the marinara and crushed red pepper, then spread about half of the mixture on the bottom of an 11x7 baking dish.2 cups marinara sauce, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Cook ravioli according to package instructions until they are just al dente (not mushy).20 ounces cheese ravioli
- Before draining ravioli, stir in fresh spinach until slightly wilted (10-20 seconds).10 ounces fresh spinach
- Drain the ravioli and spinach mixture, then spread about half of it over the marinara in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle about half of the cheese over the top.1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Distribute the remaining ravioli/spinach on the cheese, then spread with the remaining sauce.
- Bake, covered, about 25 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the oven, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
You can adjust the amount of crushed red pepper for more or less kick, or skip it completely!
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party! Pinned this! Hope you join us again next week!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
A perfect ease into fall meal! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!
Looks delish! I make something similar but layered like a lasagna! I may need to make this tonight! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Mother of 3
This sounds delicious! I'm always looking for ways to sneak more veggies into the kids' diets. Pinned.
This looks delish!
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This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!