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Breaded Ravioli Recipe

Breaded Ravioli Recipe

These lightly toasted ravioli, baked instead of deep-fried, are much kinder to your waistline, Michelle Smith reports. "The homemade tomato and green pepper salsa is the best I've ever tried," she writes from Sykesville, Maryland.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen beef ravioli
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • ITALIAN SALSA:
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • 1. Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain and let stand for 10 minutes. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasoning. In another shallow bowl, pour dressing. Dip ravioli into dressing, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • 2. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat ravioli with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the salsa ingredients. Pulse for 15-20 seconds. Serve ravioli with salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ravioli with 1/3 cup salsa equals 262 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 924 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.