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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Easy Week Night Dinner: Ravioli Casserole & Homemade Garlic Bread #QuickFixCasseroles

Life is super busy these days with the start of the new school year, trying to find a new routine and just life in general. As much as I love to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, sometimes I just don't have time for all of that. So what do I do? Turn to a handy dandy casserole recipe of course. 

This Ravioli Casserole is delicious - it tastes just like lasagna but without all the work! It's super easy to throw together in a pinch and only takes about 20 minutes or so. I call that a WIN! 

Here's What You'll Need:

1 pkg. of frozen or fresh ravioli
1 lb. ground beef
1 Jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 Cup cottage cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Here's What You'll Do:

Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil; boil your ravioli per the directions on the package. Meanwhile, brown your ground beef and feel free to add in your favorite Italian seasonings like Oregano or Basil! Open up your jar of pasta sauce and in a 13X9 baking dish, pour in just enough sauce to cover the bottom of the dish. Gently place the ravioli in the bottom of the dish and then spread a layer of cottage cheese on top; I used about a cup in my casserole. Pour the rest of the pasta sauce over the ravioli and then top with the shredded cheeses. Bake at 350* until hot and bubbly! 

Easy peasy right?! Of course you can't have a pasta dinner without garlic bread and this homemade loaf is super tasty and you can throw it together in about 5 minutes.  

Here's What You'll Need

Loaf of Bread
Country Crock Original Spread
Shredded Parmesan
Shredded Mozzarella
Garlic Salt

Here's What You'll Do:

Split your loaf of bread in half and then spread a layer of Country Crock on the two halves. Top with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese and then sprinkle with garlic salt and oregano. Pop the bread into the oven for just a few minutes until the cheeses have melted! That's it! 

I don't know about y'all, but a complete meal in 30 minutes or less is my kind of meal! This is a perfect dish for those crazy busy nights or those nights where you really don't feel like cooking. Give it a try - I'd love to know what you think! 

About Country Crock Original Spread:

  • 0g trans fat per serving
  • Contains no partially hydrogenated oils
  • Has no cholesterol
  • 70% less fat than butter per serving
  • Has 30% fewer calories than butter per serving

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  1. yum. mu family loves a good Italian recipe. i love an easy fast recipe. IN WIN

  2. My kids love ravioli and garlic bread. I will need to try your recipes.

  3. Sounds delicious!! I love ravioli and haven't fixed it in a while. I'm going to have to now that I have this super easy recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  4. YUM, we love garlic bread at our house. I'm definitely gonna have to try this out.

  5. I love Ravioli and we are always up for garlic bread. Pinned this to try it out!

  6. Casseroles are always a win-win -- and this is perfect for an easy week night dinner! Thanks for sharing. xo

  7. One of my favorite ways to jazz up garlic bread is melted parmesan! Love that you have it here YUMMY!

  8. I have been making my garlic cheese bread like that for the longest!

  9. Oh love this! totally something my kids would eat. Definitely pinning this

  10. From the picture it looks like there is spinach in the dish. I think I will try for dinner tonight but add a layer of spinach. Thanks


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