Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Simple Crockpot Ravioli

This is a simple recipe...great for when you're going to be gone a while, and want to come home to a warm meal.  Or you just need an easy supper on a busy day. Or you don't want to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen.

CHA-CHING! 

I used a jar of purchased pasta sauce...'doctored' it up a little, then
poured over frozen ravioli and turned on the switch, then went about my
business while the crockpot did the work for me. It almost made me giddy to look at it as it cooked!


I saw this great recipe at my dear friend Brandie's
The Country Cook.  She made the sauce from scratch, so 
if that's what you prefer, then check out Brandie's yummy recipe. 

I cut Brandie's recipe in half (use half the amount of ravioli, but the same amount of sauce) and it made several meals for the 2 of us.  It was great every time I rewarmed it too. 

Feel free to double this recipe for larger families.  Just be sure to use a larger crockpot...at least 5-qt. 

I cut hot dog buns in half, then in half again...brushed with butter and then sprinkled on some garlic powder and baked a few minutes until crispy.  Was perfect along with the comforting ravioli.  




CROCKPOT RAVIOLI 

1 - 28 ozs. bags frozen ravioli (beef or cheese) 
1 - 32 ozs. jar prepared pasta sauce
(I rinsed the jar with about 1/4 c. water and added that to the sauce) 
dried minced onions, minced garlic and Italian seasoning, to taste 
salt & pepper to taste
1-1/2 - 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Place pasta sauce in large bowl; add seasonings to taste, then stir in the frozen ravioli.  Make sure it's coated well, then add to the slow cooker, sprayed with non-stick coating. 

Cover and cook for 2-1/2 - 3 hours on high or 4 - 5 hours on low. 
You don't have to stir the ravioli while it cooks. About 10 minutes before you're ready to serve, sprinkle the mozzarella over the ravioli and allow it to melt...

MMMMMM - such awesome hearty & creamy goodness! 

Serve with a salad or veggie and garlic sticks. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck 
          Back to School Recipe Roundup



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