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Stacked Vegetables and Ravioli

Fresh squash, zucchini and basil meet ricotta cheese and ravioli in this crowd-pleasing casserole with delicious summer flavors. One bite and you’ll know: This is what summer lovin’ tastes like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Using a vegetable peeler, cut squash and zucchini into very thin lengthwise strips. In a Dutch oven, cook ravioli according to package directions, adding vegetable strips during last 3 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and garlic salt; set aside. Drain ravioli and vegetables.
  • Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the ravioli and vegetables, half of ricotta mixture, 7 basil leaves and 1 cup marinara sauce. Layer with remaining ravioli, vegetables and marinara sauce. Dollop remaining ricotta mixture over top; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Thinly slice remaining basil; sprinkle over top.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 323 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Laurie
    Aug 31, 2020

    This is a creative way to dress up store-bought ravioli, and include zucchini/squash for a delicious one-dish meal. Peeling and boiling the veggies like this was a first for me. It adds a lot of interest (plus nutritious vitamins) to the casserole.

  • CarrieBerry4Chad
    Sep 5, 2019

    This is a yummy casserole that tastes a lot like lasagna. It is good as is, but we really enjoy it with pork sausage added! My hubby had 3 helpings for dinner! It tends to be a little bit watery after you start scooping it out of the pan, but I think that's because of the zucchini and squash and their natural tendencies to be more watery, on top of putting them in boiling water, and even after draining everything well.

  • PrplMonky5
    Aug 23, 2019

    This is a great recipe that's easy to "tweak". My summer squash had gone bad, so instead I used frozen spinach that I thawed and drained, along with half a can of drained petite diced tomatoes. I also used sausage ravioli since there would be so much cheese in the dish already. Easy and delicious! Will definitely make this again.

  • Sadon42
    Oct 15, 2014

    I made this for a "girls night out" get together. I peeled my squash so thin it could have done less time boiling with the ravioli but....even with that it was a HUGE hit. Will make this again!! Got major thumbs up!

  • darcien007
    Jul 25, 2013

    I followed directions for most part. I used two unpeeled yellow crock neck and one peeled green zucchiniI sautéed the Vegs w galic salt. Other than that I sprinkled mozzarella on top. Very good vegetarian dinner. I would add fresh spinach next time or gr turkey for the protein

  • BBasanti
    Jul 25, 2013

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  • cheeriogirl
    Aug 19, 2012

    We all enjoyed this a lot. Next time, I will chop up the basil leaves for the inner layer--finding a whole one in a bite was a little much!

  • cooley2
    Jul 14, 2012

    Enjoyed this recipe. Very tasty and loved the zucchini and squash in it. I didn't have the shredded parmesan on hand, subtstituted part-skim mozzarella and turned out wonderful..Excellent!

  • GourmetDeb
    Jun 27, 2012

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  • EvaKay
    May 30, 2012

    I loved everything about this recipe. I made a half recipe as I cooked it for myself. It was easy to assemble and tasted delicious. Now I'm wishing I had made the full recipe!