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Mock Ravioli Recipe

My Italian aunt makes homemade ravioli for special occasions. But when she has a taste for ravioli without all the fuss, this is the dish she prepares.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups medium pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and salt; set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the pasta, spinach, cheeses, eggs and oil. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with the meat sauce.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 472 calories, 28 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 1,008 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.