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Baked Ravioli

Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

With all the salads I’ve been posting lately, comfort food had to be next in line. After all, it’s all about balance, no? That’s where this creamy, comforting, cheesy ravioli comes in. And for those of you thinking you can’t break your diet for this, well, let’s just say that your diet can always start again next week.

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

The best part about this recipe is that you can completely customize it with your favorite kind of ravioli – from lobster ravioli to artichoke ravioli. The sky is the limit! I kept this meatless though with Trader Joe’s four cheese ravioli, my absolute favorite. And with some leftover marinara sauce and cream cheese for that melt-in-your-mouth creaminess, you can have this comforting dish on your table in no time!

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Baked Ravioli

Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) package cheese-filled ravioli
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8×8 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook ravioli just until tender, about 2-3 minutes; drain well.
  3. Combine marinara sauce and cream cheese in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until cream cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in thyme and parsley.
  4. Spread ravioli into the prepared baking dish. Top with marinara mixture and sprinkle with mozzarella. Place into oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and basil, if desired.

Adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy.

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68 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I usually find tortellini boring however this recipe takes them to a whole new level. I did make a few changes, did not use zucchini ,but I did add a can of diced tomatoes, and 2 chopped up Anduie sausages, and extra of all the cheeses … we all loved it definitely a keeper, the best tortellini bake ever had.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I usually find tortellini boring however this recipe takes them to a whole new level. I did make a few changes, did not use zucchini ,but I did add a can of diced tomatoes, and 2 chopped up Anduie sausages, and extra of all the cheeses … we all loved it definitely a keeper, the best tortellini bake ever had.

  3. Thank you.  Wonderful

  4. can you leave out the cream cheese,basil,parsley,thyme in the ravioli?

  5. This is absolutely delicious. Very easy to put together and tastes much different from ravioli cooked on top of the stove. Highly recommended.

  6. wondering why the cream cheese is cubed since you have to melt it… your pictures are beautiful

  7. My family loved this. It tastes ike a fancy recipe from a resteraunt but is so incredibly easy to make.

    Great for dinner parties.

    Thanks for another great recipe.

  8. Could I add ground beef?

  9. This was delicious. I made it just like the recipe said. My whole family loved it.

  10. This was damn delicious indeed! Never considered putting a bit of cream cheese in the sauce. Thank you for the recipe! 

  11. Does this freeze well after baking.

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  12. I made this tonight and it was delicious.  Three adults finished it off.   I used fresh parsley because I had it on hand.  Will make again!   

  13. I used Costco spinach cheese ravioli and the Parmesan herb packet that was in the package in lieu of the herbs and parm in the recipe with homemade sauce. Delicious! 

  14. Could this be assembled the night before, refrigerated, then baked just before dinnertime?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried preparing this ahead of time. Please use your best judgment.

  15. Made this tonight, it was excellent! Delicious and easy~ the best of recipes. Added some Italian sausage crumbles because the husband is a carnivore.

  16. I just made this except for the part where I top it with mozzarella and put in oven, so I can’t tell you how tasty it tastes yet. What I can tell you is I home cook about 6 days a week, using Internet-search recipes according to the food I have on hand. But I’ve never come across your site before now. Your recipes are awesome. So various, but easy and yummy. I think the rest of this week’s menu will all be from your stuff. Thanks!

  17. This is great! Where in the grocery store do you find the raviolis?

  18. Made this recipe this evening. I added ground beef, because I don’t like to serve dinner without meat or chicken. Unfortunately, due to a fussy baby, I was unable to serve it right out of the oven, like Chung-Ah recommends, and while it was still tasty, it wasn’t as good as it could have been, had I served it right out of the oven.

  19. I’m currently making this for the third time right now! So easy and delicious. I make it anytime I want to impress 😉

  20. Do you think this could be done with frozen ravioli? I’m not sure you can thaw frozen ravioli…maybe adjust the baking time?

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  22. Can cream cheese substituted by other kind of cheese? I am highly lactose intolerance and cream cheese has more lactate that my body can handle!

    Thanks,

    Ferryal

  23. i made the baked ravioli today and it was absolutely amazing!!
    i made my own sauce but followed everything else and it is honestly one of the best dishes i’ve made! definite recommend.

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  25. I am lazy…. do you think the ravioli needs to be boiled before baked? I would prefer to bake it longer instead if I could get away with that.

    Thanks!

  26. did you use frozen ravioli or the kind in the refrigerator case?

    • Vanessa, I used ready-made, unfrozen ravioli.

      • I’ve made a similar dish before with frozen ravioli. Mine was just ravioli and sauce, definitely gonna try your additions. I didn’t cook my ravioli first. I just put the frozen ravioli’s in the dish, covered with sauce and cooked. I can’t wait to try yours because I already loved the ease and taste of mine. Your additions should make it even better.

  27. Chung-Ah, I found your blog via Pinterest (I think). I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! Perfect and easy dinner for a cold, dreary Chicago weeknight. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

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  29. Do you have a recipe for homemade ravioli?

  30. I made it for dinner tonight!! It was DELICIOUS!!

  31. I have a baked ravioli recipe that is a favorite, but I’m thinking I need to switch things up and try yours because it looks amazing!!

  32. Just made this for dinner! It was delicious! Thanks for the awesome and easy recipe!

  33. I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest a couple of days ago. Let me just say…this is awesome!!! My family loved this. I modified it a bit using ground beef and mixed it with the marinara and cream cheese. Yes, it made the preparation time a little longer, but it was worth it. Just amazing and simple. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  34. Baked ravioli is a favorite and yours looks THE BEST, Chung-Ah! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  35. SO delish. I added an extra layer of small chicken breast pieces which made it even better. I would say to hold back your hand a little when it comes to adding thyme – just as strong as the scent of that spice is as strong as the flavor in the dish will be and it turns out and I’m not the biggest thyme fan.

  36. What beautiful, colourful photos!!

  37. What gorgeous comfort food. This is exactly what I want on a cold night. Give me a glass of red wine and I’m good to go!

  38. Good ol’ comfort food! Looks fantastic!

  39. This looks delicious. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Beautiful photos!

  40. I just wanna dive headfirst into this cheesy, carby delight! ahhhh ravioli, mmmm

  41. My family will love this recipe. Can’t wait to make it soon!

  42. I am craving dishes like this this time of year! This baked ravioli looks amazing!

  43. I am going to eat up your photos!! LOVE! I make something similar to this all the time and we inhale it in seconds…comfort food at its best!

  44. Baked ravioli is one of my favorite comfort foods! Love this!

  45. oh my! I seriously love this! It’s like lasagna but without all the work of layering and mixing! This sounds fantastic!

  46. I want to make this so badly. Like, right now. 🙂

  47. Oh yeah, you are now officially the queen of pasta! This looks so delish I can’t even stand it!

  48. I love baked ravioli- my all time favorite comfort food! Your pic is gorgeous as usual 🙂 Pinned!

  49. Cheesy? Check. Saucey? Check. Weeknight friendly? Check and check!
    I am alll over this baked ravioli! And, you make pasta look so purdy!

  50. So pretty and I’ve determined that I need a pan like yours. You get SO much use out of it. All my baking pans are aluminum and not pretty…I need more pretty ones 🙂

    Pinned!

    • I’ve been on a baking pan frenzy – from Le Creuset to Pier 1. I have a million more that I haven’t used up either – just waiting for the right occasion!

      Thanks for the pin, as always! 🙂

  51. This is the most gorgeous ravioli ever – your lighting is insane!

  52. This is my kind of comfort food. I love cheese ravioli!