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Cheesy Ravioli Bake Recipe

Cheesy Ravioli Bake Recipe

It takes less than 30 minutes to prep this hearty, crowd-pleasing meal. Nutmeg, white wine and basil give it an extra-special flavor you just can't help but love. —Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce


  • 1. Cook ravioli according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and nutmeg until smooth; gradually add milk and wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the basil, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Drain ravioli; toss with sauce mixture. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce; sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 503 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1155mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein

Reviews for Cheesy Ravioli Bake

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"I think that the creamy sauce makes it a little like a lasagna, but made with ravioli. I've always made this with dried basil and it still tastes great!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

""I made the casserole, but I assembled it in an 8x8 aluminum pan with two layers of raviolis. I had leftover ground meat sauce so I used that instead of marinara. The "white cheese sauce" was easy to make, and it's very tasty.""

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"This was a simple recipe and used easy-to-find-in-our-kitchen ingredients! I used chicken broth in place of the wine/vegetable broth, and dried crushed basil in place of the fresh. Both substitutions were fine. I also used extra marinara sauce and layered some of this on the bottom of the dish before baking.

I felt that the recipe made too much of the creamy white sauce and ended up taking almost a cup and a half of this out to use for another recipe. When I make this again, I will definitely reduce this part of the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to make. I used about a cup and a half on milk in the sauce because I have learned from other recipes that less is more. I used 1 cup of mozzerella and 1/4 parmesan but next time I will cut back on the cheese. I also omitted the the second cup of mozzerella that it says to add before putting the marinara on top because I felt it would be too much. I did sprinkle a small amount of mozzerella on top before baking and didn't add any more parmsean letting individuals add it if they desire. I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"Easy to make and VERY DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Very Tasty! There was alot of sauce, but I tend to like that and it was thick & cheesy! The nutmeg added a very nice different taste, that I loved!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"This was very yummy. I think that there was a bit too much sauce for that amount of ravioli, so I think next time I'll use more pasta so we don't have so much extra sauce. Thanks!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"This was very good. My husband and one-year-old loved it. I won't make it too often though because it's not very healthy. I followed the receipe exactly."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Delicious! I split it into 2 small casserole dishes and froze the 2nd one for another day since it's just my husband and me. The only thing I did differently was to use dried basil since that is what I had."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I loved this. I added some fresh sauteed spinach. Even my meat loving husband cleaned his plate !"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I used Prego Spaghetti Sauce, better flavor IMO. Also, I thought it was a bit too cheesy so the next time I made it I used ravioli with meat rather than cheese. It was delicious that way."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"The entire family loved this, it's a keeper!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"Absolutely delicious. Would start making sauce mix while ravioli was cooking next time to shorten it up but easy and good."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"First try was a little bland, so I used 1/2 of the mozzarella and 1/2 pepper jack cheese. Gave it a little more pizzazz! It was a hit!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"I've made this several times and loved it every time! It has enough "real" cooking to make me feel like I prepared a meal, but without a lot of ingredients to make it expensive."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"It was simple to make and my whole family enjoyed it. I have made it again a second time and used wine...much beter with wine."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"It is very quick to prepare, absolutely divine, and better yet, my young boys love it too! I think it makes it much better to use a white wine over the chicken it a very nice flavor! Everyone raves about it when I prepare it for guests."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"This is not a bad recipe, but it's overly cheesy and saucy. It tastes good, but not special enough to make again."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"What a tasty meal...I was pleasently surprized!!!"

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