Ravioli Bake

With September just about over, it's the time of year when I am making more and more in the oven and allowing it to heat up the house. So when I was assigned the blog Life on Food for this months Secret Recipe Club challenge I was looking for something to warm our tummies.

I didn't have to look long on Emily's blog before I found this Ravioli Bake. The overflowing cheese won me over immediately. Emily is a self-proclaimed foodie, and I can see why!

Ravioli Bake

Since I was using my own sauce, I grabbed some out of the freezer the night before to allow it to thaw. Then I poured it into a sauce pan when it was time.


Boiled my raviolis


Mixed the two together


Added my first layer




Added my second layer


More cheese? Yes, Please!



Then cooked it up!


I used my own sauce recipe, but this one below is the original ingredient list.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, or oregano

  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes

  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 2 pounds store-bought frozen ravioli

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Heat sauce in large pan, simmering for about 20 minutes.

  2. In separate pan bring water to a boil and cook ravioli for just a few minutes. Drain and add to sauce.

  3. Mix sauce and pasta then pour 1/2 of raviolis into a 9x13 casserole dish.

  4. Sprinkle with half of cheese.

  5. Pour in the rest of the raviolis and top with other half of cheese.

  6. Bake on 425° for about 25 minutes or until bubbling. Cool before serving.


I used one bag of cheese raviolis, and one bag of meat. And I will say, it was A LOT! The recipes says it serves 6, but the 5 of us ate this two nights in a row, so I'd probably only use one bag next time. But it was delicious and I will definitely make it again!

What are some of your favorite meals to make as the weather starts to cool?

Here is what the other September Secret Recipe Club member were dishing up!


  1. Now that is a scrumptious bake! I would have to up my exercise level considerably to face it, but I'm sure it would be worth it!

    Have a great Reveal Day!

  2. This looks so good and so easy! Visiting from Group C

  3. Love baked pasta recipes...this one is perfect, easy peasy and delicious.

  4. That sounds delicious! I've always wanted to try this! Gorgeous!

  5. Oh boy, this looks seriously good. I've never thought to use ravioli in this way, but it's a great idea and I can't wait to try it. Great pick this month.

  6. Yum! I'm going to have to add this to my Monday night rotation. I'm so busy on Mondays and this looks like such a quick dish to throw together! :) Happy belated reveal day.

  7. This looks so delish. I am impressed that you were using your own sauce! It's my first reveal day and I am having so much fun! Love your blog!

  8. This sounds like the perfect weeknight meal! May have to make this next week. Great pick!

  9. That cheesy top does look fantastic - how in the world do you manage to photograph melted cheese so well?!

  10. Thank you. It is definitely worth the extra exercise!

  11. So good and easy to make! I hope you'll give it a try!

  12. Yes, super easy to make! Would be perfect for a busy night!

  13. Thanks Emily! I'm glad I got to give it a try!

  14. Thank you Terri! I love making home made sauce so I try and use it for everything!

  15. Definitely a perfect weeknight meal! I hope you give it a try!

  16. Thank you Lauren. I'm glad you like it, I was worried about how it looked! So I appreciate that!

  17. This looks so easy to make and so good! Great reveal day choice!

  18. Thank you. Yes, super easy to make and it was delicious!


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