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Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach

Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach – a one dish meal packed with greens, cheese, pasta and flavorful tomatoes. An easy weeknight dinner everyone will love.

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Baked pastas are one of my favorite, crowd-pleasing, go-to dinners. I can use homemade or jarred sauces, add veggies or not, and make a lot or a little. They are easy and always delicious.

baked ravioli with tomatoes and spinach in a casserole dish

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They are really my kind of casserole. A one-dish meal where separate ingredients come together in melty goodness. I love how often the pasta cooks right in the sauce, so it absorbs that extra tomato flavor.

Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach is incredibly easy to make!

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Ravioli bake ingredients on a cutting board

I wanted to make this baked ravioli a bit more special than a dump-and-cook situation, so I added some charred grape tomatoes for a tangy, caramelized bite. Charring the tomatoes before adding them to the casserole brings out the sweetness and adds a little sophistication. Just throw them under the broiler for a few minutes.

Adding some baby spinach is a go-to. For me it’s a way to get some veggies into dinner without having to make a separate side dish. Here I added some shredded basil to the greens for a pop of herby flavor.

charred tomatoes in a dish for ravioli bake

Everything gets mixed together right in the dish for this ravioli bake! I cover it to cook so the pasta doesn’t dry out.

Ravioli bake mixed in a casserole dish before baking

It only takes about 30 minutes to simmer and heat through. Uncover the dish and add your cheesy goodness layer. Melt the top and you’re ready to enjoy. Here it is ready to go in the oven.

I used fresh mozzarella because my market had it available. You can use regular, shredded mozzarella in place of the fresh. Any cheese ravioli will be delicious, but feel free to change things up and use a meat or mushroom ravioli in place of the cheese variety.

ravioli bake with fresh tomatoes and spinach in a casserole dish

How to make baked ravioli:

  1. Heat broiler with oven rack 6 inches below. Line the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish with foil and add grape tomatoes. Broil until tomatoes are just soft and skin is charred, about 5 min.
  2. Remove the foil and tomatoes and set aside; set the oven to 400ºF.
  3. In the baking dish, toss together the charred tomatoes, ravioli, spinach, basil, marinara and the mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with extra mozzarella and the Parmesan and bake another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve with extra Parmesan and French bread on the side.
5 from 2 votes
Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach
Work Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach - a one dish meal packed with greens, cheese, pasta and flavorful tomatoes. An easy weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked ravioli, pasta
Yield: 6 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 16 oz bag frozen cheese ravioli
  • 15 oz bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup diced or shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Heat broiler with oven rack 6 inches below. Line the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish with foil and add grape tomatoes. Broil until tomatoes are just soft and skin is charred, about 5 min.

  2. Remove tomatoes and foil and set aside. Set oven to 400ºF.

  3. In the baking dish, toss together the charred tomatoes, ravioli, spinach, basil, marinara and the mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with extra mozzarella and the Parmesan and bake another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted. 

  4. Serve with extra Parmesan, and French bread on the side.

Recipe Notes
  • A one-dish meal packed with greens, cheesy pasta and tangy tomatoes. In under an hour you have a delicious dinner on the table.
Nutrition Facts
Ravioli Bake with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1080mg 45%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 157.6%
Vitamin C 44.6%
Calcium 20.6%
Iron 61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Recipe and Food Styling by Tara Teaspoon. Originally published on the iHeartNaptime blog 09/16.

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